A camera with soul

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janist74 Regular Member • Posts: 339
A camera with soul
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I`m not really a review writer type, but this time I thought, I try.

I also shoot A7R4, so inevitably I compare the two cameras.

- Body: bit bigger than the X-T3, but in this way the grip is just deep enough for me
- AF: definitive improvement after X-T3, but still a lot to do for Fuji (tracking is not reliable, face/eye detection "jumpy")
- IS: love it with the primes (but why on earth Fuji can not do it like others: IS should be activated when I half push the shutter button, independent from focus mode)
- LCD: could be brighter (still hard to see in bright sun light)
- Flippy LCD: I hate it. /I don`t do much video/
- Menus/Customization options: still messy and restricted. Please, please, please Fuji: at least let me put any menu item into my custom menu!
- Mechanical shutter sound: Love it. I mean, it is sooo silent and well damped...
- Battery life: ok, but in "full boost" (AF and screen) you will need 1-2 spare batteries for a day.

All in all, a great camera. The A7R4 has big megapixel, great AF, and I love it, but it (still) misses what the X-T4 has: soul. Really enjoy using this quirky camera.

ps.: Frankly, I think right now the f1.4 primes are holding back the X-mount system. The f1.4 lenses are simply old, the AF can not keep up with the camera.
I do not want huge f1.0 lenses, because then the whole APS-C thing loses its (size) advantage. (Actually the Fuji 16mm f1.4 is alerady almost as big as my Sony 24mm f1.4...)

 janist74's gear list:janist74's gear list
Sony RX100 II Sony a7R IV Fujifilm X-T4
Fujifilm X-T4
26 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Feb 26, 2020
janist74's score
4.5
Average community score
3.8
bad for good for
Kids / pets
okay
Action / sports
acceptable
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
Fujifilm X-T4
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