The Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera Switches Things Up With A 40MP Sensor
— 3 November 2022

The Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera Switches Things Up With A 40MP Sensor

— 3 November 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

Small body, big resolution. That seems to be the approach Fujifilm is taking with its forthcoming mirrorless digital camera, the Fujifilm X-T5 – a sequel to 2020’s highly acclaimed X-T4. The newest Fujifilm camera adopts the same 40-megapixel sensor as the larger X-H2 in a much more compact body, refining the high-end APS-C mirrorless camera with some major technical upgrades and the ability to shoot 6.2K video at 30 frames per second.

The headline here seems to be that you no longer need to splash out for the much larger X-H2S if you want to shoot more than just 4K, with the X-T5’s computing power representing a swift uptick in power and efficiency. The X-Processor 5 facilitates AI-based autofocusing as well as 4:2:2 10-bit output, F-log2, in-body stabilisation and support for the HEIF photo format.

Then you also have the fact that 40MP is an incredible upgrade from the X-T4, which only came in at a serviceable 26MP.

A slight redesign has been necessary to achieve a smaller, lighter and more nimble body. The shutter button, for example, has been moved along with the front control dial so users can grip the camera much easier. Anyone who appreciated retro dials should be happy with this one too, injecting a bit of personality into the experience.

Fujifilm launches the X-T5 Mirrorless Camera

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As per Fujifilm’s announcement this morning, these are the key features you need to know about the Fujifilm X-T5:

  • Super high-resolution 40.2MP (BSI X-Trans CMOS 5HR) sensor
  • X-Processor 5
  • Subject detect auto-focus with eye-tracking
  • 160MP Pixel Shift for high-resolution imaging
  • Lightweight body
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation of up to 7.0 stops
  • ISO125 standard sensitivity

Fujifilm X-T5 Key Features

Fujifilm launches the X-T5 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm is clearly hoping to set a new standard for still photography with the X-T5. From the specs alone, it’s looking like a mighty impressive entry for the company’s compact series, and an easy purchase for any travellers looking to take some power with them without the heft of something like the Pro-level X-H2.

Aside from the uptick in megapixels and the reduction in size, there don’t appear to be many other substantial chances for the X-T5. Given how well-received the predecessor was, I don’t think any more drastic changes would have been necessary anyway.

You’ve still got dual UHS-II SD card slots, HDMI and USB-C as far as connectivity and storage go. You’ve also got the exact same battery as was used in the X-T4, which sounds disappointing but should still offer longer battery life when considered with the upgraded processor. Power efficiency counts for a great deal in modern technology, so an increase in battery size may not be necessary anyway.

Will it be the modern classic of photography Fujifilm is aiming for? The X-T5 sounds impressive, but even the most impressive spec sheets have been known to fall flat in the past when it comes to the constant one-upping that is modern digital cameras and

The new Fujifilm camera will arrive in Australia alongside the new XF 30mm F2.8 Macro lens, which is the company’s third in the XF macro lens series. Given the popularity of both the XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and the XF 80mm F2.8 R LM WR Macro, this should be another easy win for Fujifilm. It’s a 46mm full-frame equivalent field-of-view lens, made with 11 elements in nine groups. With a minimum focusing distance of 10cm-inches and a minimum working distance of 1.2cm, it should be well aligned with the X-T5 in terms of portability and ease of use.

Given it’s hard to find a mirrorless camera that is powerful enough to handle landscape and portraiture photography without substantial heft in the body, we’re expecting this one to be well-received and another strong entry into the X-T Series.

Fujifilm X-T5 Pricing & Availability In Australia

The Fujifilm X-T5 camera body will be available to purchase in Australia from mid-November for a retail price of $3,199.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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