November 2

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The FUJIFILM X-T5 is Here!!!

By Dan

November 2, 2022

8 years ago early 2014, Fujifilm released the groundbreaking X-T1. This was the world’s first fully weather sealed, fast autofocus, action-ready mirrorless cameras designed specifically for outdoor photographers.  

With its incredible, innovative capabilities and small stylish, SLR-inspired body, this amazing camera took the world by storm and set the tone for everything that came afterward in the entire industry.  

I had the privilege of being one of the very first photographers in the U.S. to shoot with the X-T1, and since that day, my photography life was changed forever, from the moment I first picked up the camera.

Following up on this highly innovative machine, Fujifilm improved each generation of the X-T line with more power, more performance, more features and constantly improving image quality, and today, they have announced the brand new 5th generation X-T5.

Designed with the same 40MP X-Trans HR BSI sensor and 5th gen X-Processor Pro 5 engine, the X-T5 has nearly the same specs and feature set as the X-H2. It has up to 7 stops of IBIS in-body stabilization, 15 fps mechanical shutter, up to 20 fps ES, the new ultra-fast Subject Detect AF system, the new Pixel Shift Multi Shot feature, and 6.2K/30p video capabilities with up to 13+ stops of dynamic range.

And it retains the same classic styling that so many people have come to love on the X-T series.

In many ways the X-T5 is nearly identical to the X-H2, but there are a few differences. I have just uploaded my X-T5 launch day video analysis, where I preview the new camera and discuss the main specs and features, and let you know how it compares to the X-H2. 

  • 40 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR BSI Imaging Sensor
  • 15 Frames per second in Mechanical Shutter
  • Up to 7 stops of Internal Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) 
  • New shutter 500,000 snaps.
  • 160MP pixel shift multi shot 
  • New subject detect AF
  • Nostalgic Neg film sim
  • 1/180,000 Max Shutter Speed in Electronic Shutter
  • 0.8x Magnification, 3.69 Mil Dots EVF
  • Externally Record Apple ProRes Raw or Blackmagic RAW
  • Up to 13+ stops of dynamic range with F-Log2
  • 6K/30P 10-bit 4:2:2 Video 

This is a very exciting day indeed!!! Enjoy the video, and be sure to leave a comment and let m know what you think or if you have any questions.

Finally, you can preorder the X-T5 here at B&H Photo and Amazon. It starts shipping in two weeks, on November 17.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.


  • I was hoping this would be a viable upgrade option for me down the road, when it’s time to move on from my X-T4. No battery grip option nixed that idea, though. So, when that day comes, I’ll be looking into an X-H2.

  • Hi Rick, thanks for your comment. Yes, I realize that not everyone will be ok with the X-T5 not having a grip. Just curious, do you use the grip for the extra balance and vertical shutter button, or for the extra battery life?

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