Fujifilm X-T4 shipping delayed until May – and might have a price increase

Fujifilm X-T4 shipping delayed until May – and might have a price increase
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Fujifilm Russia has recently published a statement regarding the shipping of the hotly anticipated Fujifilm X-T4 cameras. Not only has it advised that the Fujifilm X-T4 will be delayed from April 2020 to May 2020, but that we might even see a retail price change as well.

In a short statement published on their Facebook page, Fujifilm Russia said: "The official start of sales of the Fujifilm X-T4 camera is postponed to a later date, from April 2020 to May 2020. Due to the sharply increased volatility in the foreign exchange market, but the time the Fujifilm X-T4 camera starts selling, it is possible to revise the previously announced recommended retail prices." 

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A short delay of a month, while potentially frustrating, isn't the end of the world – especially when you consider that the Fujifilm X-T4 isn't the only camera that's been delayed recently. The Nikon D6 has officially been delayed, while swathes of tech events across the world have been postponed and cancelled. 

However, the possibility of a price increase is a little more concerning. The coronavirus outbreak has become one of the biggest threats to the global economy and financial markets, with stock prices and bond yields across the world plunging. This financial uncertainty means we wouldn't be surprised if there was indeed a price increase on the X-T4. 

As reported by Fuji Rumors, it's unclear whether this announcement will only affect the Russian market or not. At present, neither Fujifilm Japan, North America or Europe have announced anything similar. However, with global anxieties over COVID-19 still spreading, we wouldn't be surprised if delays are announced elsewhere as well. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.