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.
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?
I just ordered mine! I can’t wait to get it!!
Awesome! You’re going to love the X-T5, Isabel! What kinds of subjects do you like to shoot?