Fujifilm announces X-E4
Posted on Jan 27, 2021
The Fujifilm X-E4 is the most compact and portable camera in its X-series mirrorless system but that doesn’t mean any compromises and it’s a highly featured, very capable camera.
Photographers of all interests love portability especially when there are no sacrifices when it comes to performance and versatility. The Fujifilm X-E4 is the ideal camera for the shooter who wants to travel light – the body weighs 364g – yet still have the potential of interchangeable lenses and all the options of a highly specified piece of kit for shooting stills and video.
The X-E4 is a 26.1-megapixel camera using the same renowned sensor/processor combination found in several X-series cameras, the APS-C format X-Trans CMOS 4 working with the quad core X-Processor. PN has tested cameras with this sensor and found it impressive, delivering excellent quality, low digital noise images even at very higher ISO speeds.
Despite its slim body and light weight, the X-E4 has a tilting LCD for convenient low and high viewpoint shooting and it can even face forward for vlogging and selfies – it’s the X-series camera to have a non-fixed monitor.
Focusing is handled by an on-sensor phase detect system with AF points across almost 100% of the image area and it’s quick enough to acquire focus as fast as in 0.02secs, and its skills with moving subjects are good too thanks to an advanced AF tracking algorithm, plus there’s assistance from Fujifilm’s latest face/eye detect focusing too.
Fujifilm X-E4 key features
- £799 body only
- £949 for X-E4 and XF27mm f/2.8 R WR kit
- 26.1 megapixels X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
- Quad Core X-Processor 4
- 180° forward tiltable LCD
- 8fps shooting
- Exceptional AF/low light performance
- Fast AF
- Face and eye AF
- Almost 100% coverage on-sensor phase detect AF
- DCI 4K/30p video capture (no crop)
- Accepts NP-126S battery
- 1x SD card slot
- Body weighs 365g
Naturally, the X-E4 has Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes and 18 are featured in this camera including Eterna Bleach Bypass. There’s a wide selection of video shooting options and it can shoot oversampled 6K footage to give 4K/30P 4:2:0 8-bit video to the internal SD card or 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video via its HDMI port.
Sales of the X-E4 start on 4 March this year, with the body (in black or silver) at £799, the kit with the new XF27mm f/2.8 R WR at £949 and the body with accessory kit at £899.
Optional accessories include a metal Arca Swiss compatible MHG-XE4 hand grip at £79.99, a BLC-XE4 leather half case at £69.99 and the TR-XE4 thumb rest, which fits in the camera’s hot-shoe to give extra comfort when using the camera, at £59.99.
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