Fuijfilm announced the Fuji X-T5 – priced from £ 1,699 – that offers improved image quality and new features in a compact, lightweight body.
The fifth iteration of Fujifilm’s flagship XT series camera, the X-T5, uses the same back-illuminated X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR sensor with a resolution of 40.2 million pixels as used in the Fujifilm X-H2, which was launched in September . Combined with the Fujifilm’x X-Processor 5 image processor, it provides both speed and high image quality.
Fujifilm X-T5 specification
Fujifilm’s 40.2MP backlight sensor promises higher resolution without compromising the signal-to-noise ratio, as we saw in our X-H2 results. Its pixel structure has been improved to absorb more light, and like X-H2, ISO 125 is now the lowest option in the native range rather than an extended option.
The native ISO range is from 125 to ISO 12800, with extended output values from ISO 64-100 and ISO 25600 to 51200.
While it offers high resolution, the X-T5 is also built with speed in mind. Users can set the shutter speed up to 1/18000 s when using the camera’s electronic shutter (with a mechanical shutter it reaches 1/8000 s). Conversely, you can set slow shutter speeds up to 15 minutes (S / M mode) or up to 60 minutes (Bulb mode) thanks to the mechanical and electronic shutters.
After the X-H2, Fujifilm X-T5 becomes the second X-series camera to use Fujifilm’s Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode. By activating this feature in the Drive Mode options, you can quadruple the image resolution while capturing 20 frames at a time, which can then be combined in the custom Pixel Shift Combiner software to create a 160MP image.
Users also benefit from In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), which provides up to 7 degrees of compensation.
Fujifilm also uses deep learning technology in the X-T5. The automatic white balance mode relies on deep learning to automatically recognize different types of lighting such as tungsten bulbs. Meanwhile, the X-T5’s AF system uses deep learning to detect animals, birds, cars, motorbikes, planes and trains.
The increase in the number of phase detection pixels compared to the X-T4 promises more accurate autofocus in situations where AF-S is usually used, 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 low light down to -4EV.
Other features include a bright 0.5-inch 3.69-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch tilting touchscreen with 1.84 million-dot resolution, and support for the HEIF image format.
While it’s built for high definition photos, the Fujifilm X-T5 is no slouch when it comes to video. Users can internally record 6.2K footage at 30p in 4: 2: 2 10-bit color. 4K HQ mode uses 6.2K oversampling to get higher quality footage that uses the camera’s high resolution sensor.
Recording in F-Log2 mode extends the dynamic range of the X-T5 to more than 13 degrees, and when paired with the Atomos recorder, the camera can transmit Apple ProRes 12-bit raw video via HDMI at up to 6.2K at frame rates up to 29.97fps ./s.
Fujifilm X-T5 Price and release date
The Fujifilm X-T5 is priced at £ 1,699 for the body only (available in black and silver). The price of the X-T5 goes up to £ 2,049 for the camera body as a kit with an 18-55mm lens, or to £ 2,149 for a kit with a 16-80mm XF lens.
The Fujifilm X-T5 release date is November 17, 2022.
Camera type: No mirror
Announced: November 2, 2022
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Sensor: 40.2MP X-Trans5 BSI APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) image sensor
Processing Engine: X-Processor 5
Video: 6.2K (6240 x 3510) up to 30p with 1.23x trim, DCI4K (4096 x 2160) at maximum 60p with 1.14x trim, HD at 240p with 1.23x trim, External Apple ProRes 6.2K in 10bit at 4: 2: 2
Sensitivity: ISO 125 to 12,800 (expandable to ISO 64 to 51,200)
Body Image Stabilization (IBIS): 5-axis with up to 7 stops of shutter speed compensation
Maximum 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 3.69 million-dot electronic viewfinder with 0.8x magnification
Rear screen: Tiltable 3-way LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1.84 million points
Storage: 2x SD / SDHC / SDXV UHS-II
Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-W235
Dimensions (WxHxD): 129.5 x 91 x 63.8 mm
Libra: 557g with battery and memory card, body only 476g