Fujifilm’s X-T5 features the 40MP sensor from the X-H2, with 6.2K video and 1/180,000th of a second shutter speeds

Nov 2, 2022

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Fujifilm’s X-T5 features the 40MP sensor from the X-H2, with 6.2K video and 1/180,000th of a second shutter speeds

Nov 2, 2022

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, it’s definitely a gear announcement day today. After the Canon EOS R6 Mark II and DJI Mavic 3 Classic, now it’s Fuji’s turn with the new Fujifilm X-T5. Building on the success of its two-year-old X-T4 predecessor, the Fuji X-T5 now brings with it the brand new and much higher resolution 40.2-megapixel X-Trans BSI CMOS sensor found in the X-2H. It’s also the first Fuji camera to feature the new Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode for 160MP stills.

The ISO range is quite similar over the X-T4, but the minimum base and expanded ISOs do go slightly lower, allowing for longer exposures. It sees 6.2K 30p 10-Bit 4:2:2 video, 4K 120fps video with no crop, and 1080p down to 240fps. As well as sharing the X-H2’s sensor, it also shares its autofocus system, with 3.3 million PDAF points and AI tracking for animals, birds, cars, bikes, planes and trains.

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As with Canon’s earlier EOS R6 Mark II announcement, the Fuji X-T5 keeps the Fuji X-T4’s $1,699 base price point. It also retains much of the look of its predecessor, too. There are some subtle changes to the design, presumably to help with ergonomics, but the button layout is largely the same. They also both offer 15fps with the mechanical shutter in continuous shooting mode.

The X-T5 has a lost a little from the X-T4 when it comes to shooting continuously with the electronic shutter. I’m assuming as a result of the higher resolution but the X-T5 shoots up to 20fps with the electronic shutter with a 1.29x crop applied. The X-T4 could shoot 20fps without any crop and 30fps with a 1.25x crop applied. The electronic shutter has gained some, though, taking the maximum electronic shutter speed up from 1/32,000th at its fastest to an insane 1/180,000th of a second. You’re going to need a lot of light for that!

When it comes to video specs, at the maximum 6.2K resolution you get up to 30 frames per second. Drop it down to 4K you get up to 60fps and at 1080p, you get the usually impressive 240fps. While the 4K 60fps video of the X-T5 doesn’t sound much improved over the X-T4. For a start, the X-T4 does it with a 1.17x crop factor whereas the X-T5 applies no crop at all. You also get 12-Bit RAW output to let you externally record ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW.

Fujifilm X-T5Fujifilm X-T4
Sensor40-megapixel X-Trans V BSI CMOS26-megapixel X-Trans IV CMOS
FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Lens MountFuji XFuji X
IBISYes, up to 7 stopsYes, up to 6.5 stops
Pixel shift160-megapixel Pixel Shift modeNo (not yet?)
Continuous shooting (mechanical)15fps15fps
Continuous shooting (electronic)20fps (1.29x crop)20fps (no crop) / 30fps (1.25x crop)
Battery2200mAh battery (Fujifilm NP-W235)2200mAh battery (Fujifilm NP-W235)
Card slotsDual UHS-II SDDual UHS-II SD
LCD1.84m-dot articulating LCD (3-way tilting)1.62m-dot articulating LCD (flippy-out)
Launch Price$1,699$1,699

This is a camera that I think many X-T4 users can consider upgrading to, especially those who want more resolution, for either stills or video. That fast 1/180,000 shutter speed when using the electronic shutter is a pretty extreme use case, but I can see that coming in very handy for those who want to shoot super wide f/1.2 and wider apertures in bright sunlight without having to add a bunch of ND to the lens. And it comes in a form factor package that Fuji shooters are already familiar with.

The Fuji X-T5 is available to pre-order now for $1,699 and begins shipping mid-November.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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