Fujifilm Announces the X-T5 and it’s WOW!

Following closely on the introductions of the X-H2S and X-H2 mirrorless APS-C cameras, Fujifilm has announced the X-T5. Dubbed the “5th Generation System,” the X-T5 features a 40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor and the new X-Processor 5 ASIC. Priced at $1699 (body only) the new model replaces the X-T4 in Fujifilm’s lineup at the same price point.In addition to the X-T5, Fujifilm also announced the XF 30mm f/2.8 LM WR Macro, a compact 1:1 macro lens that’s the equivalent to 46mm in 35mm format.

With volume that’s 5% smaller than the X-T4, the X-T5 is closer in size to the original Fujifilm X-T1 which was introduced in 2014. Measuring 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 inches (129.5 x 91 x 63.8mm), the X-T5 is a full 5mm less in length than its 26-megapixel predecessor and nearly 2 ounces (50g) lighter.

X-T5 Key Features
40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor
New X-Processor 5 ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit)
Improved 7-point in-body image stabilization
Improved ergonomics (e.g., larger buttons on back)
Improved battery life (740 frames vs X-T4’s 600)
160-megapixel shift multi-shots
Digital teleconverter (1.4X and 2.0X)
Shutter life rated at 500,000 cycles (100 shots per day for 13.8 years)
ISO 125 base sensitivity
1/8000 second mechanical shutter speed
1/180000 second top electronic shutter speed
Shutter Lag of 35 milliseconds
3.69 million EVF with 100 fps refresh rate
3-way tilt LCD with 1.84 million dots
6.2K/30P, 4K/60P Video
13+ stop dynamic range with F-Log2
ProRes Raw and BMD Raw with external recorder
Slots for two (2) UHS-II SD cards (no CFexpress)
Optional hand grip (no battery grip planned)
Anticipated body price $1699.99 (same as X-T4)
Kit prices expected $2099.95 with XF18-50, $2199.99 with XF16-80

30mm f/2.8 Macro Key Features
Compact and light 2.4 x 2.7 inches (60 x 69.5mm), 6.9 ounces (195g)
1:1 macro, minimum object distance of 3.9 inches (10cm)
Working distance of 0.47 inches (1.2cm) from front element
46mm equivalent (if 35mm full-frame)
Low vibration linear motor autofocus
Weather resistant design
Anticipated price of $599.99

Both products are expected to be shipping soon. The Fujifilm X-T5 is offered in black and chrome versions.

—Jon Sienkiewicz