The Fujifilm X-T5 digital camera is the latest addition in the X Series of X-T mirrorless cameras. The camera features Fujifilm’s fifth-generation imaging sensor and processing technology while boasting the most compact form factor of all models in the line to date.
X-T5 is the latest X Series camera to feature Fujifilm’s new back-illuminated 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor and high-speed image processing engine, X-Processor 5. It also provides up to 7.0 Stops of 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) and features a 3.69-million-dot EVF viewfinder with 0.8x magnification, and dual SD-card slots.
“X-T5 combines all the fan favourites in one body,” says Masato Yamamoto, General Manager, Imaging Solutions Division, FUJIFILM Corporation. This system offers IBIS in a compact and lightweight body – designed for portability which is at the core of our X-T system. We’re also reintroducing the three-way tilt screen to create stills and video from any position. At Fujifilm, we continue to push the boundaries of camera technology with each new camera release. X-T5 is no exception – offering fantastic all-round performance for both stills and video.”
The new 40.2MP back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging delivers advanced image resolution without compromising the signal to noise (S/N) ratio. The native ISO range extends to ISO 125. Additionally, the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot feature allows photographers to make 160MP, super high-resolution images. Subject Detection autofocus (AF) is capable of detecting animals, birds and a variety of other common subjects.
X-T5 offers 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Creators can use Film Simulation presets, which mimic photographic film, for various subject types and scenes. X-T5 supports the HEIF image format, which delivers 10-bit image quality in files up to 30% smaller than standard JPEGs.
The in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system works in five axes, combats all types of camera movement, and provides up to seven stops of compensation which can continuously freeze 20 frames in a single click of the shutter. The dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” processes the captured frames to generate an image containing some 160 million pixels.
A maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec is also now available for photographers wishing to freeze subjects moving at high speeds. The 1.84-million-dot, three-way tilting LCD makes it easy for users to create in vertical position or at waist level.
The new sensor offers a high number of phase detection pixels for impressive AF-S focus on a high-frequency subject, providing accurate autofocusing in situations such as landscape photography and portraiture. Also, the AF prediction algorithm offers stable focusing in AF-C mode.
Equipped with a high-magnification, 3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification, the viewfinder delivers optimal suppression of parallax and distortion which typically occur when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder.
The classic X Series design has been retained with dials for ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation – quick and easy to set, even with the camera switched off. Weighing just 1.23 lbs. (557g), X-T5 is 50g lighter than the prior X-T4 digital camera model and comes in a a weather-resistant body.
Movies can be recorded internally at up to 6.2K/30p in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. 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.
The Fujifilm X-T5 will be available in black and silver in late November for an MSRP of US$2,300. The camera with the lens kit featuring the Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS and Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR will be MSRP ($2840 and $2,970, respectively.
Customers can also grab the MHG-XT5 hand grip, which was specifically designed for X-T5. The grip facilitates your ability to hand-hold the camera when a large-aperture lens is mounted. The hand grip does not have to be removed to change a battery or SD card. In addition, the MHG-XT5 grip can be used as a plate compatible with the Arca-Swiss quick release system.