At the beginning of March, I undertook a marathon of a journey from Scotland’s Isle of Skye to Kenya’s Masai Mara with a pre-production FUJIFILM X-T4 camera.
It was a great opportunity to get a hands-on and detailed look at how the X-T series has evolved and how these new features would be of benefit to wildlife photographers. Also travelling with me was Yorkshire-based wildlife filmmaker and photographer, Andy O’Brien, Fujifilm UK’s Marketing Executive, Laura, and film and documentary makers, Chris and Tom.
The FUJIFILM X-T4 is imminently shipping to retailers and customers across the globe. To coincide with this, FUJIFILM UK have published the film we made about using the X-T4 in the Masai Mara together with an ‘X Story’ covering about how I feel the features of this latest addition to the X-T series family are favourable towards wildlife photography.
Rather than duplicating content I’ve already written, you can see the content on the FUJIFILM X website using the links below. But in brief, my X-T4 highlights are:
- a new battery with extended life,
- IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilisation),
- an articulated rear monitor,
- a stills / video mode toggle.
Plus, improvements to:
- frames per second rate,
- mechanical shutter,
- interface and ergonomics.
You can also read about Andy’s experiences of using the X-T4 for video and see some of his incredible footage too.
Lastly, you can join me in Kenya’s Masai Mara for a wildlife photography safari!