Tales of the X-T4: Tale 1 – Versatile Performance


Fujifilm’s latest promo for the Fujifilm X-T4 very clearly states that the X-T and X-H line are Fujifilm’s top of line professional cameras. This is a change of position from when the X-H1 launched and Fujifilm insisted it was a more professional camera than the X-T line, which consumers rejected. It’s good to see them change their position.

“If the X-H Series is a one-event specialist who trains only for the 100 meters or the shot put or so on, the X-T Series is a decathlete. This is not to say that versatility equates to being “a jack of all trades but master of none”: in fact, the world’s top decathletes are capable of record-level individual performances in one or more events.

Nevertheless, the decathlon wouldn’t be much of a competition if each athlete wasn’t also weak in one or two events. In fact, the decathlon can be described as challenging oneself to see how close one can come to true versatility (mastery of all ten events). Mind you, when it comes to decathletes who can beat the 1980s’ world records of over 8,500 points, all bets are off.”


The Fujifilm X-T4 is looking to be a world-class all-around camera with no weaknesses thanks to its IBIS, newly-developed shutter, feel, durability, and new NP-W235 battery that IBIS requires to reach its maximum potential.

“How fully its design is committed to both still photography and movie recording is demonstrated by its variable-angle touch screen. Its magnesium chassis shows that it has learned from the specialist X-H1 how to stay hard and tough so that it can offer equivalent ruggedness in a more compact camera body. Not even weighty lenses such as the XF200mmF2 can budge it the slightest fraction of an inch. And this in a body that tips the scales at only 600 grams. One sees very few big, tall, and bulky macho men over 2 meters tall among the decathlon world-record holders mentioned above, either―perhaps the pursuit of versatility is premised on a body of balanced proportions.”

 

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