The Fujifilm X-T5: Best in the Range?

Fujifilm has released the highly anticipated Fujifilm X-T5 camera featuring a back-illuminated 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, 5-axis IBIS, native low ISO of 125, X-Processor 5, 4K and 6K video capabilities, a whole host of other features, plus the return of the three-way tilting screen from the X-T3. So, who is the camera aimed at?

The camera is aimed at photographers and videographers who demand the very best in image quality, speed, and features and anyone looking for truly cutting-edge all-around imaging that you would expect from the X-T range. The Fujifilm X-T5 is a high-resolution beast that lets photographers and videographers capture stunning images and videos with amazing detail, speed, and clarity. Its back-illuminated sensor captures light more efficiently than ever before for greater image quality in low-light conditions. The resolution has been boosted from 26 megapixels on previous models to 40.2 megapixels, which translates into larger prints and better detail in photos. Thanks to its 5-axis IBIS system, the Fujifilm X-T5 keeps your image steady even as you move around to capture your shot. And with its 4K and 6K video capabilities, the Fujifilm X-T5 lets you produce stunningly high-quality footage that will impress even the most demanding viewers.

In this hands-on review brought to you by Andy Mumford, he covers everything from design and handling, to performance, image quality, and video capabilities, visually comparing the jump in the resolution of images between the 26-megapixel sensor of the X-S10 and the 40.2-megapixels of the new X-T5. How does this benefit the photographer and what lenses does Fuji say are optimized to get the best performance from the sensor?

More detailed specs and the announcement of a new Fujinon XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens can be found here. So, if you're looking for an upgrade from an older generation, this might be just what you need. Currently open for preorders, I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on one when they are released later this month.

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Gary McIntyre is a landscape photographer and digital artist based on the west coast of Scotland. As well as running photography workshops in the Glencoe region, providing online editing workshops, Gary also teaches photography and image editing at Ayrshire college.

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I think most Fujifilm shooters would agree, this is the one to buy. The X-H2S, X-H2, and even the X-S10 have been a departure from the traditional (wait... does the T stand for Traditional?!) Fujifilm aesthetic and ergonomic style, geared more towards PASM shooters from Sony/Canon/Nikon camps. Best is of course subjective - if exposure dials, a more compact body, and a 3-way tilt screen matter more than a stacked sensor, 4K120, or 8K30, then the X-T5 is indeed the best in the range.

I wish i was in the market to upgrade i know that, fantastic camera to add to Fuji's arsenal.

I am interested in purchasing a Voigtländer Nokton 23mm f/1.2 Aspherical for my Fujifilm X-T5 camera however I cannot find out if the electronic contacts provide telecommunications between the lens and my X-T5 body. Can anyone tell me which of the following if any are supported between this lens and my camera. EXIF information, focus check, and shooting distance interlocking display, certain models also support in-body image stabilization and parallax correction. I would ask Voigtlander directly but as they have no contact details on their website. In particular does it support the X-T5s IBIS?