Fujifilm has announced the X-T5 camera which utilizes the company’s fifth-generation 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS HR sensor in a body that the company says is smaller than each of the three previous X-T cameras.
The X-T5 can captures 15 frames per second (FPS) with the mechanical shutter and 20 FPS with the electronic shutter (which also introduces a crop). At 15 FPS, the camera can capture a burst of 119 JPEG, 39 frames of compressed RAW, or 19 frames of uncompressed RAW. The shutter captures at speeds up to 1/8000 second, and Fujifilm says it has a 500,000-cycle lifespan. The electronic shutter has a maximum speed of 1/180,000 seconds.
The X-T5 utilizes a five-axis IBIS system that the company says provides seven stops of compensation. When used in Pixel Shift mode, the X-T5 can combine 20 frames, generating a combined image of more than 160 megapixels.
Fujifilm says that the X-T5 focus system features “a high number of phase detection pixels for impressive AF-S focus on a high-frequency subject… [and the] AF prediction algorithm offers stable focusing in AF-C mode.”
The X-T5 inherits an autofocus system developed in conjunction with that on the X-H2 and now utilizes “deep learning” technology to recognize animals, birds, vehicles, bikes, airplanes, and trains. The increase in Phase Detect pixels “has made it possible to focus on fine-textured subjects such as animal fur, grass, and trees.”
The X-T5 is smaller and lighter than the X-T4 and is only slightly larger than the original X-T1 (primarily due to the camera grip dimension.) At 557 grams, it is marginally lighter than the X-T4.
Fujifilm outfitted the X-T5 with a host of high-end video capabilities, including the ability to record 6.2K video at 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit color. The camera oversamples video in 4K HQ mode, providing what the company claims is 13-stops of dynamic range when captured to F-Log 2.
Paired with an ATOMOS recorder, The X-T5 can record RAW video footage as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 6.2K resolution and at frame rates up to 29.97p.
The X-T5 can also record to the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G, which can record Blackmagic RAW at the same 6.2K and 29.97p.
Along with the camera, Fujifilm has also announced the MHG-XT5 grip, which it says “facilitates the user’s ability to hand-hold the camera when a large-aperture lens is mounted.”
Pricing and Availability
The X-T5 comes in black and silver colors and is expected to ship in late November for $1,700. The X-T5 paired with the Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LLM OIS will be available for $2,100, and another paired with the XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR will be available for $2,200.