Introduction

Product pictures by Dan Bracaglia

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a light-weight, rangefinder-styled digital camera constructed round a 26MP APS-C sized sensor that makes use of the corporate’s X-mount lineup of lenses. Billed as a fun-to-use and compact photographic companion, the X-E4 is the smallest X-mount digital camera in the marketplace, encouraging you to maintain it round wherever you go.

With Fujifilm’s newest sensor and processor combo, the X-E4 inherits a variety of the goodies from the newest Fujifilm cameras, together with up to date autofocus, strong video specs and actually spectacular burst capturing charges. And when you’re a JPEG shooter, you now have eighteen of Fujifilm’s wonderful movie simulations to select from.



We have at all times discovered the X-E collection to be a enjoyable companion for photograph walks. Out-of-camera JPEG shot utilizing the Provia or customary movie simulation.

ISO 160 | 1/480 sec | F8 | Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.Four R
Photograph: Carey Rose

We have been followers of Fujifilm’s X-E collection going again to the unique Fujifilm X-E1. We benefit from the dimension, controls, and styling – and naturally, the picture high quality. However for the reason that launch of the X-T3, the primary Fujifilm digital camera to make use of the newer 26MP sensor, the X-E collection has lagged behind the updates in different areas of Fujifilm’s lineup, so we had been glad to see the X-E4 introduced with the most recent tech.

Key specs:

  • 26MP APS-C sensor with X-Trans shade filter array
  • 3.0″ tilting touchscreen with 1.62M dots (can tilt up 180 levels)
  • 2.36M-dot digital viewfinder, 0.62x magnification
  • DCI 4K/30p, 4:2:0, 8-bit inner video recording (4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI out)
  • Full HD video at as much as 240p, for 10x gradual movement
  • Eight fps burst capturing with mechanical shutter (20 fps with digital)
  • CIPA rated to 460 pictures per cost (NP-W126S battery pack)
  • 121mm x 73mm x 33mm
  • 364g (12.9oz)

On the within, the X-E4 is kind of a Fujifilm X-S10 (and subsequently a lot of an X-T4) minus the picture stabilization Does it have what it takes to be thought-about on your subsequent digital camera buy? Let’s discover out.

The X-E4 is obtainable now at a worth of $849 body-only, and $1,049 when kitted with the XF 27mm F2.Eight II pancake prime lens.


What’s new and the way it compares

The 26MP sensor on the coronary heart of the X-E4 is superb, providing nice dynamic vary and quick readout speeds.

Relative to the Fujifilm X-E3, the X-E4 brings a collection of updates, an important of which is the most recent 26MP X-Trans sensor and quad-core X-Processor 4. This implies the picture high quality and, in some circumstances, efficiency of the X-E4 will likely be a match for the perfect that Fujifilm has to supply in its X-mount lineup. The digital camera’s physique and controls have additionally been slimmed down relative to its predecessor, however we’ll delve into these particulars within the subsequent part.

That 26MP sensor brings with it actually strong picture high quality, a local base ISO of 160 (down from 200 on the X-E3), and super-fast readout speeds that permit the X-E4 fireplace away pictures at 20 fps with the digital shutter (or 30 fps when you go for a 1.25x crop). You additionally get super-fast digital shutter readout that tops out at 1/32,000 sec, which is helpful for capturing wide-open in brilliant daylight if that is your factor.

We have discovered that Fujifilm’s movie simulation choices can actually alter the ‘feeling’ of a scene. Out-of-camera JPEGs.
ISO 640 | 1/32000 sec (sure, you learn that proper) | F1.4 | Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.Four R
Fujifilm’s DR400 mode was enabled, which raises the efficient base ISO from 160 to 640.

The quad-core processor retains the whole lot transferring fairly swiftly, and although you will need the quickest reminiscence card you possibly can afford for these bursts, you will not achieve any advantages from quicker UHS-II appropriate playing cards with the digital camera’s UHS-I slot (it is nonetheless a very good funding to get the quickest UHS-I card you possibly can, although). The X-E4 additionally comes loaded with Fujifilm’s newest movie simulations, together with Eterna, which is a favourite for video recording, in addition to Traditional Neg. And with the ability to re-process Uncooked information in-camera to check out the completely different movie simulations is a enjoyable solution to discover what seems to be you want finest.

You additionally get an up to date autofocus system with phase-detection protection extending practically to the sides of the body, in addition to the improved monitoring interface and efficiency we first noticed on the X-T4. We have discovered it is a very succesful AF system however might require some tuning to get probably the most out of it.

Fujifilm features a USB-C to headphone port adapter within the field with the X-E4 for audio monitoring whereas capturing video.

The video on the X-E4 is a match for the X-S10, which means it is actually strong. You are getting DCI 4K/30p footage with no crop, F-Log recording (8-bit internally, 10-bit to an exterior recorder), spectacular slow-motion in Full HD, and seize aids like zebra warnings. You additionally get each headphone and microphone ports, utilizing the included USB-C to headphone adapter. However that lack of in-body picture stabilization will imply that, for handheld footage, you are going to wish to ensure you choose up a stabilized lens to maintain your pictures regular.


The way it compares

The X-E4 slots into a reasonably aggressive section within the digital camera market; we take into account its most direct rivals to be the Nikon Z50, the Sony a6400 and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, all of that are inside $50 USD of the X-E4’s MSRP. All of those choices use APS-C sensors, and none supply in-body picture stabilization.

Fujifilm X-E4 Nikon Z50 Sony a6400 Canon EOS M6 Mark II
MSRP (physique) $849 $859 $899 $849
Sensor res. 26MP X-Trans 21MP 24MP 32.5MP
LCD sort Tilting Tilting Tilting Tilting
LCD dimension/res 3.0″ / 1.62M-dot 3.2″ / 1.04M-dot 3.0″ / 921k-dot 3.0″ / 1.04M-dot
EVF res / magazine
(equiv.)
2.36M-dot
0.62x
2.36M-dot
0.68x
2.36M-dot
0.68x
Non-compulsory 2.36M-dot
Constructed-in flash No Sure Sure Sure
Burst w/AF 20 fps 11 fps 11 fps 14 fps
Video res. 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p
Log F-Log (8-bit inner, 10-bit over HDMI) No S-Log (8-bit) No
Mic / headphone socket Sure / Sure (with adapter) Sure / No Sure / No Sure / No
SD card pace UHS-I UHS-I UHS-I UHS-II
Battery life (LCD) 460 pictures 320 pictures 410 pictures 305 pictures
Weight 364g (12.8oz) 450g (15.9oz) 403g (14.2oz) 408g (14.4oz)

As you possibly can see, the X-E4 actually provides a variety of bang on your buck on this market section, coming in with at the least aggressive specs in each class (battery life is very notable). It is value mentioning, although, that for an additional $150 USD, you may get into Fujifilm’s X-S10; that digital camera has very related core options to the X-E4, however provides in-body picture stabilization and an even bigger grip. The tradeoff is that in fact it is a bigger digital camera, and the ergonomics and dealing with are strikingly completely different.

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Physique and dealing with

Gone from earlier X-E fashions is the minimal entrance grip; however the non-compulsory MHG-XE4 accent grip proven right here evokes some confidence single-handed capturing when you’re not involved about touring as gentle as doable. the grip provides an Arca-style plate to the bottom of the digital camera, for straightforward mounting onto most tripod methods.

Simply because the X-E3 noticed a slight diminishing of dimension and management factors relative to the X-E2S, so does the X-E4 relative to the X-E3. You get a barely smaller (although a contact heavier) digital camera physique than the outgoing mannequin. That is ostensibly for the aim of being extra pocket-friendly (although such a declare is clearly going to be fairly lens-dependent). With the brand new XF 27mm F2.Eight R WR lens connected, the X-E4 is lighter than Fujifilm’s personal fixed-lens X100V.

In use, we discovered that the digital camera itself within reason comfy within the hand with only a wrist strap so long as you are sticking to a compact lens. In case you’re eyeing bigger lenses, the non-compulsory MHG-X34 nor TR-XE4 thumb relaxation will assist. Simply do not anticipate final consolation from a digital camera whose form resembles a big bar of cleaning soap.

The X-E4 is the primary X-E collection digital camera to supply a tilting display screen, which sits flush with the rear of the digital camera when folded away.

However actually, the X-E4 is a really engaging little digital camera. The fake leatherette seems to be and feels good, the magnesium-alloy high plate is beautiful and the digital camera physique feels strong. The fold-flush rear display screen is an actual pleasure, and makes the X-E4 a lot simpler to work with at excessive and low angles than its predecessor. A threaded shutter button is at all times a pleasant contact, and the dials have simply the correct amount of resistance.

Sadly, Fujifilm makes no claims of any climate resistance on the X-E4, regardless of doing so for its XF 27mm F2.Eight R WR package lens. On our check mannequin at the least, the ‘Menu/OK’ and ‘Disp/Again’ buttons on the rear plate are a little bit too mushy and a little bit too shallow. It’d even be good if the shutter pace dial may spin 360 levels just like the publicity comp dial; when you hit ‘P’ or ‘B’, you possibly can’t preserve turning it.

We’re not personally bought on the disappearance of the ‘M-C-S’ (‘Guide,’ ‘Steady’ and ‘Single’) focus mode management which was on the entrance of the X-E2. This change was a fast solution to alter a serious autofocus setting relying in your subject material, and since Fujifilm’s autofocus system has traditionally benefitted from a bit extra involvement on the a part of the photographer in our testing, we’re unhappy to see it go.

A minimum of now you can assign autofocus modes and space settings to a customized setting financial institution to assign to a button for fast toggling, however once more, you are low on buttons to which you’ll assign an ‘entry customized settings banks’ perform. The rear dial from the X-E3 has additionally been omitted, which does depart extra room on your thumb, however once more, it is one much less management level.

I wonder if Fujifilm went a little bit too minimalist on the X-E4

The viewfinder is par for the course for this class of cameras, although not excellent. The larger problem is that, although you will wish to press the Drive/Delete button along with your left thumb, you will nearly actually set off the attention sensor to modify from the rear display screen to utilizing the EVF. It is a ache. And whereas the digital camera does not robotically change to the EVF if you set off the sensor with the display screen tilted out, it does rotate the display screen 180 levels; the data show is flipped to seemingly put together you for taking a selfie.

The two.36M-dot decision of the X-E4’s viewfinder is par for the section; some customers may discover the 0.62x magnification on the small aspect.

Mainly, we’re questioning whether or not Fujifilm went a little bit too minimalist on the X-E4. It took us some time to get it set as much as the place we may simply entry the entire settings we wish (and there are tons of issues to assign to buttons, simply not a number of buttons). Ultimately, we enabled the touch-swipe for customized capabilities to get a little bit extra management, which means you possibly can swipe up, down, left or proper on the rear display screen to set off a perform. It really works fairly properly.

Lastly, Fujifilm’s Auto ISO conduct is unchanged, which means that you may set higher and decrease bounds on ISO values, after which both specify a minimal shutter pace threshold or choose ‘Auto.’ However there’s nonetheless no solution to bias ‘Auto’ to be quicker or slower than half the focal size, as you possibly can on most different rivals. Alternatively, you do get three banks of separate Auto ISO settings you possibly can rapidly swap between.

The X-E4 additionally has a brand new ‘P’ mode on its shutter pace dial. Choosing it should override regardless of the lens’s aperture ring is ready to, and can put the digital camera into the Program Computerized mode. You may accomplish the identical factor by setting each the aperture and shutter pace dials to ‘A’.

Battery and storage

The Fujifilm X-E4 makes use of a well-known NP-W126S battery pack to attain a CIPA-rated 460 pictures per cost. As with most cameras, that is more likely to be an underestimate in real-world use (how typically do you shoot with flash after which instantly enter playback?), but it surely provides a dependable measure of comparability amongst aggressive cameras.

This ranking ought to simply get you thru a weekend’s value of informal capturing must you be on vacation (hopeful ideas for the long run). And, most likely because of elevated processing efficiencies, the X-E4’s ranking places it on the entrance of its pack on this regard. You may as well cost the battery through the digital camera’s USB-C port.

The united statesI slot means you will not get any pace advantages when you use quicker UHS-II playing cards

The X-E4 makes use of SD playing cards for storage; they’re cheap and ubiquitous, however the X-E4 solely helps UHS-I speeds. You may in fact use UHS-II playing cards within the digital camera, you simply will not see any efficiency profit past a sure level.

Casual testing with a SanDisk Excessive Professional UHS-I U3 card exhibits that you may shoot losslessly compressed Uncooked and High quality JPEG pictures for between 1 and 1.5 seconds of burst capturing at 20fps, and wait then a little bit underneath 10 seconds for the buffer to clear. Capturing JPEG-only will get you round 2.5 seconds of capturing earlier than the buffer fills, after which it clears after round Eight seconds.

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Picture High quality

The X-E4 provides a variety of JPEG shade profiles – each shade and B&W – meant to emulate conventional analog movie shares. This picture was shot utilizing the ‘Acros’ profile, a workers favourite. Out-of-camera JPEG.

ISO 160 | 1/1000 sec | F4 | XF 27mm F2.Eight R WR
Photograph Dan Bracaglia

Our check scene is designed to simulate a wide range of textures, colours and element varieties you will encounter in the actual world. It additionally has two illumination modes to see the impact of various lighting circumstances.

The X-E4 makes use of the identical 26MP APS-C sensor and quad-core X-Processor Four as its flagship cousin, the Fujifilm X-T4, and is able to the identical excellent picture high quality. Uncooked information present good element seize, aggressive with different high APS-C cameras, although bested barely by the higher-res EOS M6 II. Noise ranges at excessive ISOs are additionally akin to the digital camera’s closest and finest rivals.

Default JPEG shade from the X-E4 (shot utilizing the ‘Provia / Customary’ profile) seems to be pleasing. The rendering of yellow tones specifically is spot-on; the place some manufacturers battle with a slight greenish or orange hue of their yellows, Fujifilm doesn’t. Greens and blues additionally look properly saturated and correct. Reds tones look correct, however they are not fairly as well-saturated as Canon, Sony or Nikon reds. Pink tones are extra saturated/pinker than Canon and Sony’s choices, which may end in pores and skin tones for some of us trying a bit off.

Default sharpening at decrease ISOs just isn’t fairly as subtle as a few of its rivals, specifically the Sony. However at excessive ISOs the X-E4 does a very good job balancing noise discount with element retention.

Dynamic vary

The X-E4 provides wonderful Uncooked dynamic vary for its sensor dimension, offering ample processing latitude for post-work. It makes use of the identical twin achieve model sensor because the flagship X-T4 which switches its achieve ‘mode’ when the ISO hits 800.

Within the decrease mode you get most DR, however Uncooked information which might be a bit noisier when brightened than these shot natively utilizing the higher achieve mode. On the higher achieve mode, the sensor prioritizes low noise ranges, at the price of some dynamic vary.

Brightened ISO 160 pictures look a bit noisier than their native ISO 3200 output, but it surely’s not an enormous distinction. This implies the digital camera is including little or no noise, even within the decrease achieve mode. In sensible phrases, this implies you possibly can decrease your ISO when capturing excessive distinction scenes, as a way of lowering publicity/preserving highlights, with out going through a lot of a noise penalty when lightening shadows in put up. Nonetheless, customers who need absolutely the cleanest noise ranges from this digital camera ought to shoot at ISO 800.

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Autofocus

The X-E4’s AF level protection – equivalent to that of the flagship X-T4 – is ample and customers can simply transfer their AF level/area through a responsive AF joystick on the again.
Out-of-camera JPEG.

ISO 320 | 1/320 sec | F2.8 | XF 16mm F2.Eight R WR
Photograph: Carey Rose

Autofocus overview

The autofocus implementation, conduct and efficiency of the X-E4 is equivalent to that of the flagship X-T4. Customers can select from a wide range of focus modes together with a single level, a cluster of factors, or the total AF area. In AF-C, a topic monitoring mode provides customers the flexibility to position an AF field over their chosen topic, provoke AF through shutter half-press and/or the ‘AFL’ button, and monitor mentioned topic across the body.

There’s additionally a face and eye-detect characteristic that may be turned on individually when utilizing any of the AF modes. When a face is detected, a field will seem over it; a separate smaller field will seem over a detected eye. When a number of faces or eyes are detected in a scene, a faucet of the AF joystick permits customers to leap between them. Tapping the AF joystick away from a detected face/eye can even will let you disengage face/eye detection and revert to the initially chosen AF mode.

Autofocus efficiency

In contrast to a few of the competitors, Fujifilm doesn’t at present supply an ‘Animal Eye AF’ mode. No downside, we photographed Belvedere utilizing a single level in AF-C.
Out-of-camera JPEG.

ISO 2500| 1/200 sec | F4 | XF 27mm F2.Eight R WR
Photograph Dan Bracaglia

In most capturing eventualities, we discovered utilizing a single level in AF-C to be probably the most dependable solution to obtain important focus. That mentioned, for largely static topics, the subject-tracking AF mode additionally does an excellent job by way of reliability.

Face/eye detection additionally works moderately properly in most capturing eventualities, however this characteristic can sometimes give false positives, or pictures that seem to have been captured sharp, however are in truth, barely mis-focused. For informal customers, this characteristic must be adequate. However when you’re a pixel peeper or portrait skilled, we would not depend on it to nail focus each time.

When utilizing a steady burst to {photograph} fast-moving topics, like athletes or wildlife, we additionally advocate utilizing a single level or zone in AF-C – moved through AF joystick – to keep up focus. In our testing at each Eight fps (the highest mechanical burst) and 20 fps (the highest e-shutter burst), the X-E4 had no downside sustaining deal with a bicycle owner approaching the digital camera in a straight line, with a near excellent hit charge.

In our above ‘weave’ check, we assess a digital camera’s AF monitoring efficiency by having a bicycle owner weave towards the digital camera in a fashion that’s troublesome for it to foretell. Similarly to the X-T4, the X-E4 struggles with looking all through the weave. This check was shot utilizing a tripod-mounted XF 50-140mm F2.Eight R WR lens at 135mm.

Nonetheless, we had a not quite perfect hit charge when photographing erratically transferring topics, approaching the digital camera, utilizing the X-E4’s AF topic monitoring mode.

Whereas performing the above bike weave check, through which we problem a digital camera to establish a topic after which use the right focus factors to observe and keep focus, we noticed the digital camera tended to get simply distracted by components within the background – particularly brilliant colours – leaping off our topic, earlier than returning a number of pictures later. We additionally observed the X-E4 tended to be barely behind our topic when utilizing AF monitoring. And whereas tweaking the digital camera’s ‘AF-C customized settings’ can result in slight hit-rate enhancements, for finest outcomes with quick/erratic topics, we would skip the AF monitoring mode altogether and stick to a degree or zone.

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Video

Video overview

The X-E4 is probably not an apparent alternative for video work, given its rangefinder-style physique, however it’s really fairly succesful. When it comes to output, it may possibly shoot oversampled DCI and UHD 4K video in 24 or 30 fps (30-minute cap on steady seize). Full HD video might be captured at as much as a whopping 240 fps.

The digital camera provides inner 8-bit Log seize and exterior 10-bit Log output (through the Micro-HDMI port) to a devoted seize system (like an Atomos Ninja). For these wishing to keep away from the fuss of color-grading in put up, the Eterna/Cinema profile could be simply what you want, providing flat distinction and wealthy tones.

AF modes are restricted when capturing video, in comparison with stills. Whilst you nonetheless get face and eye-detection for human topics, the usual autofocus topic monitoring mode – the place you place an AF field over your topic and provoke AF to lock-on – is absent. Face and eye detect work okay, however can sometimes the digital camera will lose the topic, resulting in a spotlight rack.

There isn’t any devoted video file button, although one of many three customized buttons might be assigned to this perform. To seize video out-of-the-box, you will want to modify to video mode through the ‘drive’ button and hit the shutter launch. The physique has a full-size microphone port and an included USB-C-to-audio jack supplies help for audio monitoring; you possibly can alter audio ranges and add wind or low minimize filters from throughout the digital camera’s menus.

It is value reiterating that, in contrast to the its oh-so-similar SLR-style sibling, the X-S10, the X-E4 has no in-body picture stabilization to assist in hand-held capturing (neither is there any type of digital IS). So when you’re already tempted by the X-E4, however like capturing video, the X-S10 could also be a more sensible choice for you.

Video efficiency

Video high quality from the X-E4 is equivalent to that of its siblings, the X-S10 and X-T30; which is to say, fairly good. Full HD footage provides good element, although it’s considerably susceptible to moiré. 4K footage seems to be wonderful – whether or not capturing UHD or DCI – providing considerably extra element than the Canon EOS M6 II, a bit extra element than the Nikon Z50, and related quantities to Sony a6000-series cameras.

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Conclusion

What we like What we do not like
  • Wonderful picture high quality, pleasing JPEG shade
  • Good basic styling and compact design
  • Robust video characteristic set with good-quality Full HD and 4K video
  • The tilting contact display screen is highly-responsive
  • Can use USB-C port for headphones with included dongle
  • In-camera charging
  • Good battery life
  • Autofocus monitoring efficiency lags behind the competitors
  • No animal detection AF mode
  • We miss having a rear dial and focus mode selector (like on X-E3)
  • Extra customized buttons could be good
  • The digital camera is slippery with out accent grip
  • No in-body stabilization
  • No weather-sealing

Fujifilm has positioned the X-E4 because the X100V‘s twin with interchangeable lenses. However in contrast to earlier generations of X-E and X100 cameras, this isn’t fairly a good positioning. The 2 share a variety of know-how, however the X-E4 comes up a tad brief subsequent to its gold-award-winning sibling in a number of regards. Essentially the most notable are a scarcity of weather-sealing, a lower-resolution EVF, and a paring down of management factors that at finest, results in a extra easy capturing expertise, and at worst, an sometimes irritating one.

We want Fujifilm hadn’t eliminated the entrance focus mode selector and rear dial discovered on its predecessor

The X-E4 does get a variety of issues proper, by way of design. The three” tilting touchscreen is extremely responsive and fulfilling to make use of, particularly for avenue pictures. And the two.36M-dot EVF, whereas not jaw-dropping in decision, ought to supply loads of element for many customers. The digital camera can also be fairly good-looking, to not point out compact, even when we discovered it moderately slippery with out its $90 accent grip or $70 thumbrest. The paring down of management factors left us pissed off, although. We want Fujifilm hadn’t eliminated the entrance focus mode selector and rear dial discovered on its predecessor. We additionally want it had extra than simply three bodily customized buttons.

Transformed from Uncooked in Adobe Digital camera Uncooked.

ISO 160 |F2.8 | 1/450 sec | Tokina 23mm F1.4
Photograph: Dan Bracaglia

When it comes to picture high quality output, the X-E4 is extremely succesful, because of its wonderful pedigree. Picture high quality is a match for the flagship X-T4. Fujifilm’s newest X-Trans BSI CMOS Four sensor is able to wonderful Uncooked information with good element seize and many enhancing latitude. And Fujifilm JPEG profiles – which mimic basic movie shares – have lengthy been a DPR workers favourite. The X-E4 provides a whopping 18, together with ‘Traditional Chrome,’ ‘Traditional Destructive’ and ‘Acros’ (to call some favorites).

The one essential video-centric characteristic absent from the X-E4 is in-body picture stabilization for hand-held capturing

Video-wise, the X-E4 can also be extremely succesful with properly detailed 4K output, together with 8-bit Log seize internally and 10-bit Log seize to a devoted seize system (through Micro-HDMI). Full HD video might be captured at up 240 fps, for all of your super-slow movement wants. And you’ll plug in a microphone and headphones (the latter through USB-C to audio dongle). Arguably, the one essential video-centric characteristic absent from the X-E4 is in-body picture stabilization for hand-held capturing.

Out-of-camera JPEG shot utilizing the ‘Astia/Comfortable’ movie simulation.

ISO 160 | F2.8 |1/220 sec | Tokina 23mm F1.4
Photograph: Dan Bracaglia

One notable space Fujifilm cameras are inclined to lag behind their closest rivals is autofocus topic monitoring efficiency, and the X-E4 is not any exception. For largely static topics, face and eye detection work properly sufficient, as does the standard topic monitoring AF mode. However when you introduce motion, these modes develop into a lot much less dependable. That mentioned, AF efficiency utilizing a single level or zone in AF-C works very properly and the AF joystick is extremely responsive.

We suspect the X-E4 goes to make a variety of photographers completely happy, particularly these craving a near-pocket-size X-mount physique with Fujifilm’s newest IQ efficiency

Finally, the X-E4 is a digital camera with loads to supply and we suspect it’s going to make a variety of photographers completely happy, particularly these craving a near-pocket-size X-mount physique with Fujifilm’s newest IQ efficiency. For these upgrading from different Fujifilm our bodies, the shortage of buttons will seemingly take some getting used to, however do not let that be a deal-breaker. This can be a digital camera anybody on workers at DPReview could be completely happy to seize for a day of avenue pictures or tackle a protracted trip – as soon as that is a factor once more.

In comparison with its friends

The X-E4’s nearest competitor is the Sony a6400, a digital camera with very related specs however providing a really completely different capturing expertise: The place the X-E4 is extra hands-on, the a6400 encourages a extra set-it-and-forget-it mindset. Each cameras are rangefinder-style in design, and whereas we favor the touchscreen and management factors of the X-E4, we discover the autofocus system of the a6400 way more succesful. Each cameras supply good picture and video high quality, and you will get nice Uncooked information from each, however we discover Fujifilm’s JPEGs extra pleasing.

One other competitor with related specs is the SLR-style Nikon Z50. Each it and the X-E4 are well-rounded cameras providing loads of functionality. We favor the Nikon’s ergonomics and management factors, however respect Fujifilm’s significantly bigger household of native APS-C lenses. You may get a bit extra decision from the X-E4, however not an earth-shattering quantity, together with barely extra detailed 4K. However your alternative between these two might in the end come all the way down to desire between SLR- or rangefinder-style.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II can also be a pure competitor to the X-E4, sporting related specs. Essentially the most notable distinction: the Canon does not have a built-in EVF, but it surely does supply an adjunct unit for the hotshoe making it costlier. Each are extremely succesful within the picture high quality division, although the Canon does supply extra decision. However on the video aspect, we a lot favor the X-E4’s output and have set. We predict the Fufjilm is a greater trying digital camera than the Canon, however respect that latter’s hardy grip and ample management factors. However there’s much more native glass accessible for the X-E4 than the M6 II, and the X-E4 provides superior battery life.

The Fujfiilm X-S10 can also be a smart competitor to the X-E4. It is primarily the identical digital camera underneath the hood, however in an SLR-shaped physique with a deeper, extra comfy grip, higher controls, and in-body picture stabilization. All that comes with a barely greater price ticket, although.

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