Fujifilm X-T5 Hands on Roundup High end high res APS-C retro camera

Announced earlier this week the new Fujifilm X-T5 is a 40MP APS-C camera with advanced video capabilities in a retro-looking compact body with some interesting new features.

Fujifilm X-T5 main features (VS. X-T4)

In many respects, the X-T5 is a return to the original concept of the X-T series with a lighter retro camera designed more for stills (although it does have some strong video capabilities, they just feel secondary to the stills on this camera).

The Fujifilm X-T5 front – a 40MP APS-C sensor

Fujifilm X-T5

We summarized some of the improvements Fujifilm brought to the X-T5 and a few of the main changes compared to the X-T4 and X-H2:

  • Sensor: 40-megapixel X-Trans 5 HR BSI sensor (same as the X-H2 and higher res compared to the 26MP of the X-T4).
  • AF system: the X-T5 adds deep Learning technology for AF that can recognize animals, birds, cars, bikes, planes, trains (like the X-H2), and more PDAF points – 3.3 million (the X-T4 had only 2.16 million).
  • Sensitivity – base ISO is now 125 and it goes up to 12,800 (the base ISO of the X-T4 was 160).
  • Video: 6.2K/30p and 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video
  • Pixel Shift Multi-shot: In-camera multi-shift combines 20 images into a 160-megapixel shot (like the X-H2).
  • Image Stabilization: 7.0 stops )compared to the X-T4’s 6.5 stops).
  • EVF: the X-T5 has a 3.69m dot OLED EVF with an eyepoint of 23mm and 0.8x magnification (the X-T4 was very similar but with an eyepoint of 24mm and 0.75 magnification).
    Monitor: 3″ 1.84m dots tiltable LCD with side opening (the X-T4 has a side flip screen with 1.62m dot resolution).
  • Shooting speed: 15 fps mechanical shutter (same as X-T4) and 20fps at e-shutter with 1.29x extra crop (the X-T4 could go up to 1.25x crop but remember that the X-T5 has a much higher res so with the crop you still get 24MP).
  • Buffer – At 15fps you get 119 JPG/39 RAW (compared to the lower resolution of the X-T4 – 110 JPG/38 RAW) and at 20fps you get 168 JPG/72 RAW (on the X-T4 you get 114 JPG/37 RAW).
  • RAW video support: 13+ stops dynamic range using F-Log2, external recording ProRes RAW and BlackMagic RAW.
  • Memory: Dual SD UHS-II slots (like the X-T4 and unlike the X-H2 which has a CFexpress Type B and SD-UHS-II slots).
  • Film simulation – new mode called “Nostalgic Neg”.
  • Battery: NP-W235 (same as X-T4) but with 740 frames per battery (20% better than the X-T4).
  • Weight – lighter at 557g (vs. 607g of the X-T4).

The X-T5 top

X-T5-top

Pricing and availability

The Fujifilm X-T5 will start selling in mid-November 2022 for $1700.

Hands-on video roundup

There are already quite a few first hands-on and first reviews of the new Fujifilm X-T5 – here are a few of them:

Chris & Jordan from DPR on the Fujifilm X-T5

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Wex Photo on the Fujifilm X-T5

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ZY Cheng on the X-T5

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Focus Camera on the X-T5

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Gajan Balan on the X-T5

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Gordon Laing first look at the Fujifilm X-T5 i

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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