[Bestbuy618 Digital Channel] Four years have passed since the release of the Fujifilm X-E3 in 2017, and there have been many rumors that the X-E series will be discontinued; however, the heavy release of the X-E4 in the beginning of this year will crush all rumors. The performance of the Fuji X-E4 as the fourth generation of the product after many years is indeed remarkable, and the Internet has been inundated with review articles and videos. According to their interpretation, this new product is a significant improvement over its predecessor; however, the Fujifilm X-E4 retains the excellent family genes of the series, while upgrading the hardware, it still follows the retro look, the body is equipped with intuitive and adjustable physical dials and buttons, and the design of the class side axis framing reproduces the classic way of shooting.
The Fujifilm X-E4 has made significant progress in terms of performance as a result of hardware improvements. The Fujifilm X-E4 has a good performance, especially in focus, continuous shooting, and video, and its single body price of 5699 yuan puts it in the same price range as the most cost-effective half-frame camera. This time, the front of the Fujifilm X-E4 uses a smooth design, for storage is quite good, and it can easily fit into a small bag or pocket. If you are looking for a specific hand feeling, it is recommended to match the handle and finger grip set, which can significantly improve the comfort and stability of one-handed grip.
The back screen upgrade is a real eye-opener; Fuji X-E4 from the previous generation of fixed screen, upgraded to a 180 ° flip LCD screen, can easily provide users with real-time framing when taking selfies. And the thickness of the body did not increase; it is 32.7mm thick, which is even thinner than its predecessor. The back of the camera is very simple; the right joystick can quickly adjust the focus / parameters / options, and other physical buttons are sufficient for everyday use. The only difference between it and its predecessor is the absence of the rear dial, but the difference is minor.
The electronic viewfinder is located on the left side, and when shooting through the 2.36 megapixel electronic viewfinder, you can easily view the color tone, exposure, and other information.
Another noteworthy feature this time is the newly added P-file mode. It is definitely a blessing for white users, because the program in this mode will be fully automatic, so the user does not have to think too much about the tedious settings, and they can get started can produce films. This time, Fuji, X-E4 equipped with the flagship X series of the same lineage of sensors and processors, significantly improving the body’s performance in all aspects.
In terms of focusing, the integrated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X Processor 4 image processing performance allow for an autofocus speed of 0.02 seconds and 425 focus points, allowing users to switch subjects more freely.
Furthermore, the Fujifilm X-E4 incorporates phase detection pixels throughout the sensor and the most recent autofocus algorithm for faster and more accurate tracking of faces and eyes during face recognition/human eye focusing, resulting in more precise autofocus. The most popular film simulation is also a natural feature of the X-E4, and the new camera has 18 film simulations. Users can select their preferred shooting mode based on their requirements, which encompasses more than 85 years of research and development, bringing the depth, saturation, and tone of various classic film effects to a more perfect state.
The Fujifilm X-E4 can shoot 4K high-resolution video with 6K data for video shooting. The video bitstream can go up to 200Mbps, and it supports up to 4K 30p recording format. It is worth noting that the Fujifilm X-E4 in-camera recording format is 8bit 4:2:0, but when you use external recording, it can output 10bit 4:2:2 file format, giving you more room for color grading in video post.
Furthermore, in Full HD mode, the Fujifilm X-E4 can shoot at 240fps and achieve a 10x slow motion effect, allowing users to see every detail of the action and provide more diverse shooting materials.
In conclusion, the Fujifilm X-E4 is an excellent street camera. The compact and portable shape not only makes it easier to carry, but it also does not provide excessive aggression when shooting. You can always record the beautiful images around you thanks to the rich still photo and video recording functions. Because of its high face value, it is also ideal as a wearable decoration.
The only disappointment is that the Fujifilm X-E4 body lacks stabilization, making it impossible to use a low-speed shutter when shooting in low light, except by increasing the ISO to compensate. The good news is that by using a lens with image stabilization, you can reduce the likelihood of blurring the film. Overall, the Fujifilm X-E4 is a good camera that is ideal for photographers who enjoy literary, vintage, and fashion photography.