Will the future X-T4 have IBIS or not?

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57even Forum Pro • Posts: 13,178
Re: Will the future X-T4 have IBIS or not?
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AaronX wrote:

This assertion --- " there will still be a penalty on price and camera size" is actually misperception. Sony A7 and Panasonic cameras started without IBIS, and they added IBIS later without adding to the size and price. In the old DSLR days, Pentax had IBIS and had no price or size penalties compared to Canon and Nikon.

They were larger, heavier and more expensive than the previous versions of the same camera. Money is saved elsewhere, and the A7iii cuts a lot of corners in terms of LCD, EVF and weather sealing.

Obviously with IBIS you need to add something into the camera and there is a research cost, but apparently these can be absorbed.

Not entirely, no. Something else is compromised. A simple fact you can't seem to fathom. Plus the fact that Sony wanted to force Canon and Nikon to a lower entry point cost for mirrorless.

Maybe Fuji has already figured it out and it's just a marketing strategy to let the early adopters buy the X-T3, and make another sale with the IBIS enabled X-T4, If the X-T3 had IBIS, the X-T4 might not have enough new features.

Or maybe it would have cost more to re-engineer the bodies to accept it which would have pushed the cost up and made it uncompetitive against the latest FF cameras.

Just because you can't have what you want does not mean there is a conspiracy.

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