Movie shooting differences
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Movie shooting differences

The X-T4's base movie shooting spec is very similar to that of the X-T3. It's a testament to how good the T3's video capture was that it's still one of the most video capable hybrid cameras on the market, so long after its launch. With internal 10-bit and 60p capture, it's still probably the most powerful 4K shooter this side of Panasonic's latest GH models.

The X-T4's 'Movie Optimized Control' is an appreciable improvement that makes it quicker to adjust settings

There are improvements, though, even beyond the provision of a fully-articulated screen and in-body stabilization. For a start, the 'Movie Silent Control' function, that lets you use the touchscreen to change settings without interrupting your footage – and, crucially, lets you set distinct exposure settings for movie and stills shooting – has been improved. The X-T4's 'Movie Optimized Control' mode lets you adjust exposure using the camera's front and rear dials, in addition to the touchscreen. It's an appreciable improvement that makes it quicker to adjust settings when shooting in changing light.

The other small change that makes a big difference is the Log Preview Assist mode. This doesn't go as far as Panasonic's mode, which lets you import LUTs onto your camera but, more like Sony's implementation, gives a loosely graded preview, which makes it much easier to check your shots in both preview and playback modes.