Fuji announces X-T4

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Following a unique announcement process that included a countdown timer and a raft of leaks, Fujifilm has officially announced the X-T4, the fourth-generation APS-C mirrorless camera that brings in-body image stabilisation to the X-T series for the first time.

Fujifilm says the IBIS will allow for up to six stops of stabilisation on eighteen of the company's lenses, and up to five stops on the remainder. According to Fujifilm, the newly designed IBIS unit uses magnetic force rather than springs, which boosts functionality while making it approximately 30% smaller and 20% lighter than X-H1’s image stabilisation unit.

You can watch a (quite beautiful) video about the new camera below:

Inside, there's the same 24.2MP X-Trans sensor, although this will now feature improved face and eye detection as well as subject tracking. 

There's a number of tweeks to the body over the X-T3, including a new AF-ON button, a larger grip, and the metering switch has been replaced with a stills/video toggle, which seems consistent with a camera that has had significant improvements to its video capabilities. 

Fujifilm's inclusion of a new fully articulating LCD suggests the company sees video as a key component of the X-T4, and the most significant upgrade in this department is a 240 fps high-speed mode at full HD, along with 4K at 60fps. 

Finally there's also improvements to the shutter mechanism, which has been completely redesigned and is now rated to 300k cycles, shoots at 15fps and is quieter than that on its predecessor. The X-T4 uses the new NP-W235 battery, which can take 500 shots per charge using the LCD.

No local pricing or availability has been been announced yet, but we'll update this story when we know. For now, you can find out more about the X-T4 at Fujifilm. 

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