Fuijfilm has announced the Fuji X-T5 – price tag from £1,699 – which boasts improved image quality and new features in a compact, lightweight body.
The fifth iteration of Fujifilm’s flagship X-T-series camera, the X-T5 uses the same back-illuminated 40.2-million-pixel X-Trans TM CMOS 5 HR sensor as found in the Fujifilm X-H2 that was launched in September. This is paired with Fujifilm’x X-Processor 5 image processing engine to deliver both speed and high image quality.
Fujifilm X-T5 specs
Fujifilm’s 40.2MP, backside-illuminate sensor promises more resolution without compromising the signal to noise ratio, which we’ve seen in our results with the X-H2. Its pixel structure has been improved to take in more light, and like the X-H2, ISO 125 is now the lowest option in the native range, rather than an extended option.
The native ISO range runs from 125 to ISO 12,800, with extended outputs from ISO 64-100 and ISO 25,600 to 51,200.
Though it offers high resolution, the X-T5 is also built for speed. Users can dial in shutter speeds of up to 1/18,000sec when using the camera’s electronic shutter (it tops out at 1/8000sec with the mechanical shutter). Conversely, you can dial in slow shutter speeds as long as 15 minutes (S/M mode) or up to 60 minutes (Bulb mode) with its mechanical and electronic shutters.
After the X-H2, the Fujifilm X-T5 becomes the second X-series camera to incorporate Fujifilm’s Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode. By activating this function in the Drive mode options you can quadruple the resolution of an image by capturing 20 simultaneous frames, which you can then merge in Fujifilm’s bespoke Pixel Shift Combiner software to create a 160MP image.
Users also benefit from in-body image stabilisation, or IBIS, which provides up to 7 stops of compensation.
Fujifilm is also using deep learning technology in the X-T5. Its Auto White Balance mode relies on deep learning to automatically recognise different types of lighting, such as tungsten bulbs. Meanwhile, the X-T5’s AF system uses deep learning to detect animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, airplanes and trains.
A boost in phase detection pixels compared to the X-T4 promises more accurate autofocus in situations where you’d normally use AF-S, while Fujifilm has improved its prediction algorithm to provide more stable focus when using AF-C. The X-T5’s AF system can also focus in light levels as low as -4EV.
Other features include a bright 0.5-inch, 3.69-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch, 1.84-million-dot tilting touch screen and support for the HEIF image format.
Though its built for high-resolution stills, the Fujifilm X-T5 is no slouch when it comes to video. Users can record 6.2K footage internally at 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. A 4K HQ mode uses 6.2K oversampling to produce higher quality footage that makes uses of the camera’s high-resolution sensor.
Shooting in F-Log2 expands the X-T5’s dynamic range to more than 13 stops, and when used with an Atomos recorder the camera can output 12-bit Apple ProRes raw video via HDMI at up to 6.2K at frame rates up to 29.97fps.
Fujifilm X-T5 Price & Release Date
The Fujifilm X-T5 price tag is £1,699 for the body only (available in black and silver). The X-T5 price rises to £2,049 for the camera body in a kit with the 18-55mm lens or to £2,149 for a kit with the XF 16-80mm lens.
The Fujifilm X-T5 release date will be 17 November 2022.
- Camera Type: Mirrorless
- Announced: 2nd November 2022
- Lens Mount: Fujifilm X
- Sensor: 40.2MP X-Trans5 BSI APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) Imaging Sensor
- Processing Engine: X-Processor 5
- Video: 6.2K (6240 x 3510) at up to 30p with 1.23x crop, DCI4K (4096 x 2160) at up to 60p with 1.14x crop, HD at 240p with 1.23x crop, 6.2K Apple ProRes externally in 10-bit at 4:2:2
- Sensitivity: ISO 125 to 12,800 (expandable to ISO 64 to 51,200)
- In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS): 5-xis giving up to 7 stops shutter speed compensation
- Max Shutter Speed: 1/180,000 with electronic shutter
- Continuous Shooting: 15fps with mechanical shutter, 20fps with electronic shutter (later with 1.29x crop)
- Viewfinder: 0.5-inch type 3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification
- Rear Screen: 1.84 million-dot 3-way tilt LCD touchscreen
- Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXV UHS-II
- Battery: NP-W235 Li-ion
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 129.5 x 91 x 63.8mm
- Weight: 557g with battery and memory card, 476g body only