Fujifilm just unveiled the X-T5, a compact, retro-style mirrorless camera that uses the same 40.2MP image sensor as the company’s flagship X Series model, the X-H2. The Fujifilm X-T5 is the follow-up to the X-T4 from 2020 and offers a significant boost in resolution compared to that model thanks to the new APS-C-size, X-Trans image sensor.
Along with the 40.2MP chip, the X-T5 is slightly more compact and lighter than its predecessor and features a newly designed grip shape and a 1.84-million-dot, three-way tilting LCD screen on back of the camera. There’s also a new 3.69-million dot, 100fps blackout free electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 0.8x magnification on the X-T5. The new camera adds Fujifilm’s latest high-speed image processing engine, the X-Processor 5, and dual SD-card slots.
In addition, the X-T5’s 5-axis in-body image stabilizer (IBIS), which made its debut on the X-T line with the previous model, now offers up to seven stops of shake correction, which should help produce sharper images during on-the-fly street photography.
While the Fujifilm X-T5 has the same sensor and many of the features of the larger X-H2, it will be slightly less expensive when it goes on sale in late November 2022 for $1699, body only. (The X-H2 sells for $1999, body only.)
The X-T5, which will be offered in black and silver color options, will also be sold as a kit with the Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS and Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR for $2099 and $2199 respectively.
Other key photo and video features of the new Fujifilm X-T5 include:
- 15 frames per second burst mode
- Pixel Shift Multi-Shot feature that creates 160MP images
- 19 Film Simulation modes including “Nostalgic Neg.,” which is characterized by high saturation and soft tonality
- Subject Detection autofocus (AF) that’s capable of detecting animals, birds, and a variety of other common subjects
- Maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 second to help freeze subjects moving at high speeds
- Movies can be recorded internally at up to 6.2K/30p in 4:2:2 10-bit color. In addition, the 4K HQ mode oversamples 6.2K footage for better 4K output.
- Supports F-Log2, which records an expansive dynamic range of 13+ stops
- When combined with an ATOMOS HDMI device, the RAW video output from X-T5 can be recorded as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps. And when combined with Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12Gs, the RAW video output from the X-T5 can be recorded as Blackmagic RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.
- Classic X Series design with dials for ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation
- Improved battery life of 740 frames per charge
- Weighing 1.23 pounds, X-T5 is 50 grams lighter than the prior X-T4 digital camera
- Weather-resistant camera build