With the new X-E4, Fujifilm is fully committed to miniaturization, bringing the most compact and lightest camera system in the X series along with the launch of the Fujifilm GFX 100S. Like the other X models, Fuji X-E4 is equipped with a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and offers fast autofocus as well as the versatile color technology of the X professional cameras. Another essential feature of the Fujifilm XE4 is its large dynamic range.
Eye and face recognition has also been further developed. In addition, it has a touchscreen that can be swiveled by 180 degrees and an easy-to-understand operating concept that makes photography and films even more fun. In addition to the photo functions, the Fuji X-E4 is also ideal for high-resolution 4K videos or informative slow-motion sequences.
With a weight of only 364 grams and compact dimensions of 121.3 x 72.9 x 32.7 mm (WxHxD), the X-E4 is currently the most compact model in the X series. The design of the camera is inspired by classic cameras. For an elegant appearance, the front and back are kept minimalist, while a magnesium plate made with the highest precision adorns the top. Matching the slim design of the housing, the swiveling touchscreen blends in with the perfect look of the camera.
The touchscreen can be swiveled upwards by 180 degrees for selfies or used when taking photos and filming from unusual camera positions. A large setting wheel on top of the camera can either be used to select a specific shutter speed or to activate the automatic program (P). In order to optimize handling and holding the camera, many functions can also be accessed directly via the front dials.
Almost the entire area of the 26.1-megapixel “X-Trans CMOS 4” sensor of the Fuji X-E4 is equipped with phase AF pixels. In combination with the powerful four-core processor “X-Processor 4”, lightning-fast auto-focus is made possible, which focuses on the subject for up to 0.02 seconds. An advanced AF algorithm ensures precise focus tracking when tracking dynamic subjects. The camera also has the latest eye and face recognition technology so that it can reliably follow the object even in almost complete darkness down to -7.0 EV.
The Fujifilm X-E4 can record high-resolution 4K / 30p videos with 8 bit 4: 2: 0 on the inserted memory card or output them with 10 bit 4: 2: 2 via the HDMI connection. High image quality is achieved through oversampling, which uses a 6K resolution. In high-speed mode, you can achieve impressive slow-motion with full HD and 240 frames per second at a 10-fold reduced speed.
The X-E4 has 18 film simulations that are based on classic picture styles from the time of analog photography. You can choose from, for example, “Velvia” for high brilliance and strong colors and “Eterna Bleach Bypass” for strong contrasts and subdued saturation.
Fuji X-E4 price and availability
The Fujifilm X-E4 will be available in black and silver from the middle of March 2021 at a price of $849 for the body only, or $1,049 with an XF 27mm f2.8 R WR lens kit on Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online stores.
The BLC-XE4 leather case made of real leather is specially designed for the X-E4. It underlines the elegant and compact design of the camera and protects the lower part of the housing from bumps. The memory card and battery can be changed without having to remove the bag. It has been priced at $79.99 and can be pre-ordered on Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online stores.
The MHG-XE4 is a robust metal handle that improves the handling of the X-E4 in connection with larger lenses. The memory card and battery can be changed without removing the handle. The base plate also has a dovetail profile for Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release couplings. It has been priced at $89.99 and can be pre-ordered on Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online stores.
The TR-XE4 metal thumb rest is attached to the accessory shoe of the X-E4 and increases the ease of use of the camera. The thumb is held securely on the rubberized surface, and the improved handling makes it easier to operate the setting wheels and buttons. It has been priced at $69.99 and can be pre-ordered on Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online stores.