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HI there, i am a bit confused and hesitant. I am considering buying an X-T4 but seeing lots of people writing about them freezing amongst other issues. Also, having to continually update firmware seems like a pain especially given you need readers etc... What if you don't update ? Are all mirrorless like this ? No such hassles with DSLR's.  Can someone explain all this for me. Cheers.

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First of all the upgrades are for the positive most times.  It's a Fuji thing.  Compared to other camera companies they are always updating and making their cameras better.

Not sure about the XT4 freezing issues but I'm sure they've been addressed in firmware.  However I use the XT1, XT2, XH1, and the GFX system and I've NEVER had an issue.  

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You say lots of people, but this is probably just a tiny percentage of all X-T4s sold. All brands and all types of cameras, DSLRs included, have had a certain percentage of faults, even the very best ones. You see posts only from users who have problems, that distorts the perception of the issue. And in this instance, most of these issues are probably caused by memory cards. And you are covered by warranty. 

The upgrades are not that often, you can always read what they address and decide if you want/need to apply them. And you can wait for some time to see if anybody reports some problems before you do upgrade. They are a welcome feature of Fuji cameras because they have brought many new features and improvements to the various models, adding to their value for their owners. A card reader is a useful thing anyway, regardless of upgrades. I have never had any issues ever with any Fuji gear. 

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You must to admit George that all these cameras and lenses are such a pain, waist of time and money and your reasons about faulty DSLRs is just marketing tricks... )

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OK mdm, I give up. I’ll dig out my father’s old Leica. I’ll have to get the shutter moving though, it is stuck by the dried up lubrication grease. 😀 Cheers my friend. 

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Well I've decided to go with the X-H1 anyway. Its not going to kill my budget and i get ibis. Win win.

I'm going to get a trilogy of lenses that will cover my needs and wants.

The 10-24mm, 18-55mm & the 50-140.

 

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Brand new cameras tend to end up with a flurry of firmware updates for bug fixes, once it gets some time out there things will settle down although Fuji tends to release more firmware updates than other makers, adding capabilities and updating to improve older bodies performance with newer lens releases.

The X-T4 is very new and still in the bug fix mode. 

The X-H1 was actually much worse for that when new, but has been around long enough to mature.

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