YouTuber Max Yuryev recently went out on the streets of New York with the Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6, and the brand new Fuji X-T4 to compare the video quality and—of particular interest to stills shooters—the IBIS performance of all three cameras side-by-side.
It’s really worth watching the comparison in its entirety above, especially if you have a 4K display and can crank the video’s resolution for the video comparison, but even without that it’s immediately obvious that Fujifilm did a lot of things right with this new flagship.
Here are a few key takeaways if you don’t have time to watch the video right now:
- Video detail looks nearly identical between the three, although the Nikon applies a ton of sharpening in-camera, which makes the footage look more detailed at first glance.
- The Fuji manages to maintain almost all of its detail when you bump it all the way up to 4K/60p, and is the sharpest of the bunch when you drop it to 1080p.
- Overall IBIS performance is worst on the Sony, a little better on the Nikon, and noticeably superior on the Fuji.
- The Fuji’s IBIS gets even better when you activate the electronic image stabilization (EIS) boost, although you can definitely see some wobble and micro-jitter when you look closely.
Overall, Yuryev was pleasantly surprised at just how well the Fuji fared, out-performing the Nikon and Sony in almost every one of his tests.
Whether he was shooting hand-held while walking, vlogging, or standing still, the Fuji’s IBIS was the clear winner in ever contest, even before using the additional EIS. And when it came to video, the Fuji consistently matched or exceeded the Sony and Nikon, while offering both 4K/60p and 1080/240p modes that are missing in the other two.
Check out the full video up top to see the side-by-side comparisons for yourself and draw your own conclusions. In the end, it seems like the crop-sensor Fuji X-T4 is an extremely strong contender in the hybrid camera space that has no trouble keeping up with its full-frame competition.
(via Fuji Rumors)