Fujifilm announces 40MP $3,199 X-T5
Fujifilm has announced the X-T5, the successor to the X-T4, bringing what the company calls the largest updates in five years to its higher-end APS-C mirrorless camera.
The new model is built around Fujifilm's 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS sensor (up from 26MP) and Fujifilm's latest image processor, X-Processor 5, with the promise of improved autofocus, image quality and video, which maxes out at 6.2K/30P. Additionally, the X-T5 is also smaller and lighter (557g v 607g) than its predecessor, while showcasing a few subtle shifts to the button layout.
Starting with the AF system, it's capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, planes, and trains. AF performance should also be improved as the x-t5 features a greater number of phase detection pixels than the previous model.
Inside, a five-axis in-body image stabilisation system will enable up to seven stops of stabilisation, an improvement of half a stop on the X-T4.
On the rear is a new 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD screen, and a 3.69-million-dot EVF. The X-T5 design moves the shutter button and front control dial for a better hold, but laregely the body stays similar, with the dual SD-slots, USB-C port and HDMI remaining.
The X-T5 also uses the same battery at the X-T4, although Fujifilm says the 5's upgraded processor will improve its performance greatly.
Finally, when it comes to video, when combined with an Atomos HDMI device, the RAW video output from the X-T5 can be recorded as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps. And when combined with Blackmagic's Video Assist 12Gs, RAW output can be recorded as Blackmagic RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.
Fujifilm ships the X-T5 this month for $3,199 or with an 18-55mm lens for $3,949. You can find out more at the Fujifilm website.