It’s always difficult to tell whether information on Fujifilm cameras is actually a leak or a… “leak”. Fuji’s always had a bit of a playful relationship with leaks, even parodying them to market the Fuji GFX 100S. But as always seem to happen when Fuji (or just about any manufacturer) is getting ready to announce a new camera, the leaks inevitably come.
We’ve already had a little info on the Fujifilm X-T5 as well as mention of an upcoming XF 30mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens to be announced on the same day, but now we have pretty much the entire spec sheet, along with a few specs on the new lens.
If you want to see the complete spec sheet, you can read it here but here are some of the highlights.
- 40.2-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
- Ultrasonic vibration sensor cleaning system
- Stills resolution: 7728 x 5152 (3:2), 7728 x 4344 (16:9), 5152 x 5152 (1:1 square)
- Stills ISO: ISO125-12800 in 1/3rd stop increments
- IBIS: 5-axis sensor shift mechanism, up to 7 stops
- Digital image stabilisation: Yes, movie mode only
- Shutter type: Mechanical focal plane shutter
- Mechanical shutter speed: 1/8,000 – 30 sec
- Electronic shutter speed: 1/180,000 – 30 sec
- Movie shutter speed: 1/8,000 to 1/24 (6.2K), 1/8,000 to 1/4 (4K DCI/UHD)
- Flash sync: 1/250 (mechanical shutter), 1/125 (electronic shutter)
- Continuous shooting: 20fps (electronic shutter) / 10fps (mechanical shutter)
- Video: 6.2K 16:9 at up to 30fps (360Mbps) / 4K DCI 17:9 at up to 60fps (360Mbps), 4K UHD 16:9 at up to 60fps (720Mbps), 1080p Full HD at up to 240fps, 360Mbps.
- Film simulation modes: 19 – PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Classic Neg., Nostalgic Neg., ETERNA Cinema, ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS, ACROS, ACROS + Ye Filter, ACROS + R Filter ACROS + G Filter, Black & White, Black & White + Ye Filter, Black & White + R Filter, Black & White + G Filter, Sepia
- Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, USB-C, Micro HDMI connector
- Dimensions: 129.5 x 91 x 63.8mm
- Weight: 557g (including battery and memory card)
720Mbps 4K is going to be pushing the card limits quite a bit. It doesn’t seem to actually be mentioned in the leaked specs sheet, but the belief is that the X-T5 will contain a pair of SD card slots and no CFexpress slot. 720Mbps is right at that V90 bitrate. So, you’re going to need the fastest UHS-II cards available in order to get the maximum quality footage out of this thing. Whether or not you’ll also be able to save out to an SSD is currently unknown. The Micro HDMI socket is a little disappointing, of course, Fujifilm wants people to buy into its X-H2 line for video, not the X-T5, so it does make sense that they’ve skimped a little here.
As far as prices, the body only (in black or silver) is expected to cost $1,699, with the 16-80mm kit costing $2,199 and the 18-55mm kit costing $2,099.
When it comes to the lens, there isn’t a complete spec sheet for this yet, although the important bits have been leaked.
- Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
- Shortest shooting distance: 10cm
- Maximum magnification: 1.0x
- Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
- Size: φ60 x 69.5mm
- Weight: 195g International
- Price: $599, £599
We don’t have long to wait for an official announcement for both of these, but the X-T5 looks like it’ll offer quite a bit of versatility for what it costs.