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Fuji’s new X-E4 is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens X-Series you can buy

New mirrorless boasts a 26-MP APS-C sensor and killer retro looks…

Fuji has rich pedigree in producing drop dead gorgeous mirrorless cameras that combine plenty of features, with excellent image quality in a classic retro chic designed body and the newest X-Series camera doesn’t stray far from this script. In fact, the X-E4 can rightly claim to be the smallest and most lightweight model in the current fourth generation sensor and processor line-up.

Perfect for those photographers looking for a portable camera that still accepts interchangeable lenses, the X-E4 tips the scales at just 364g and measures only 121.3mm x 72.9mm x 32.7mm, making it a wise choice for street photographers or those looking to save weight when they are on the move.

Say hello to the X-E4…

Built around that 26.1-megapixel, X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X-E4 features an advanced autofocus system that can lock onto subjects in as little as 0.02seconds and uses phase detection autofocus points across almost 100% of the sensor. What’s more, the tiny mirrorless packs Fuji’s latest Face and Eye detection technology, which should make lining up portraits a whole lot easier.

When it comes to moving subjects, Fuji says the X-E4 has; ‘an advanced AF-tracking algorithm so that it is ready to make images at just the right moment’ and the AF system can operate in incredibly low light (down to -7EV), which is pretty much near darkness.

Fuji has always been big on giving photographers the features to get creative in-camera and the X-E4 offers no less than 18 film simulations modes, including Velvia, which is characterized by highly saturated colours and crisp gradation, and ETERNA Bleach Bypass, which reproduces a traditional dark-room processing technique to create unique images with low saturation and high contrast.

Along with the stills features, the tiny X-E4 goes big on video too, shooting oversampled 6k footage to record 4K/30P 4:2:0 8-bit video to internal SD card, or 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video via its HDMI port. What’s more, when capturing Full HD video, the X-E4 can shoot slow motion sequences at 240p, plus there’s an external mic port too. 

When capturing video, photographers will appreciate the LCD, which can be tilted to help set up awkward low/high compositions or it can be flipped up 180-degrees to allow for Vlogging or self-portraits. The X-E4 will have a price-tag of $849/ £799 (body only).