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Summary

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want the quality and lenses of the X-system in a compact body. Like earlier models in the X-E series, the X-E4 features a rangefinder-styled body with an electronic viewfinder built-into the corner, with upgrades including the latest 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor, 30 minute 4k recording times, and a tilting screen that can face-forward. Given the compact body, there’s unsurprisingly no built-in stabilisation and a flash remains a slide-on accessory, but the X-E4 remains an attractive camera for those who love the retro-styling of the X100V but with the flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Check back soon for my hands-on review!

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Fujifilm XE4 review so far

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want the quality and lenses of the X-system in a compact body. Announced in January 2021, the X-E4 is the successor to the three and a half year old X-E3, and like earlier models in the X-E series, features a rangefinder-styled body with an electronic viewfinder built-into the corner. It becomes the smallest and lightest model in the current X-Trans IV lineup.

The X-E4 unsurprisingly inherits Fujifilm’s latest X-Trans IV sensor and X-Processor IV, allowing it to essentially match the quality of models including the X-T4, X-T30 and X-S10. This APSC-sized sensor sports 26 Megapixels with embedded phase-detect autofocus across the entire frame (operating down to -7EV with an f1 lens), support for the full-suite of Film Simulations including Eterna Bleach Bypass, and bursts up to 8fps mechanical or 30fps electronic. Videographers can film uncropped 4k video up to 30p in clips lasting up to half an hour, along with supporting F-log, 10-bit external output, 1080 up to 240p for slow motion, and both 3.5mm microphone and USB-C headphone jacks. There’s no built-in stabilisation, leaving that to models like the X-S10 and X-T4.

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Unlike the fixed screen of the earlier X-E3, the X-E4 now offers one that tilts vertically by up to 180 degrees, allowing comfortable waist-level shooting, or facing forward for selfies and filming pieces to camera, albeit being blocked by any hotshoe mounted accessories; it’ll also work as a webcam using Fujifilm’s software. Meanwhile the viewfinder remains a 2.36 million dot OLED with 0.62x magnification and the single SD slot unsurprisingly sticks with UHS-I speed. The X-E4 is powered by the NP-W126S that’s good for around 380 shots, weighs 365g and should be available by the end of February at a body price of $849 or 799 GBP, or in a kit with the recently updated XF 27mm f2.8 R WR lens for 949 GBP; there’s also an optional metal hand grip and for the first time a new optional thumb rest. Check back soon for my sample images, hands-on impressions and final review!

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