A Review of the Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera

The Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera takes the already highly respected X-T series and brings to it a wide array of impressive features and new capabilities, perhaps most notable being the highest resolution sensor ever seen in an X Series camera, making it quite an intriguing option for many creatives. This excellent video review takes a look at the new camera and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from DPReview TV, this fantastic video review takes a look at the Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera. With the highly popular X-T series now in its fifth generation, the X-T5 is ready to tackle a ton of needs. Perhaps most notable is its new back-illuminated 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, which brings true high resolution to the X Series. In addition to that, other notable features include a maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec, 5-axis in-body image stabilization offering up to 7 stops of compensation, Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode for creating 160-megapixel images, tilting rear touchscreen, weather-resistant construction, subject detection autofocus, and, of course, dual card slots. Altogether, the X-T5 looks like quite an impressive camera. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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As an owner of every Fujifilm X-T camera, I can confirm that this is the best of the bunch. It has everything loved about the previous cameras, plus the perks of newer sensor technology. I didn't think I would like any camera more than my X-T3, but then I picked up the X-T5 and it blew me away. My only real negative is low light performance. It's still more than usable, but the noise is clearly increased. Again, it's something that can usually be fixed in post editing. Just to correct a comment in the video... Absolutely no one buys a 40Mp camera to look at pictures at the same viewing size as the previous lower pixel X-T cameras. Another potential negative is autofocus inconsistency. When using my Viltrox lenses, I had very different autofocus performance than using my native Fujifilm lenses. I'd say about a 20%-30% miss shot increase when not using native lenses. Again, not a big deal but something to be aware of. It will probably be fixed in a firmware update.

Corrected - of course it is relevant to look at the images at the same viewing size when comparing to other cameras or sensors, otherwise what happens is people erroneously claim that the images are noisier when they are not. What is actually happening is you are examining pixels at the same size, which is heavily disadvantaging the x-t5 since the pixels are smaller to start with.

If you a zooming in every image because you have a 40mp camera, you are simply using the wrong lenses. The 40MP sensor gives latitude to zoom in and needed without or with much less impact on IQ. It's not intended as a digital zoom in lieu of the right lens for the situation. I don't know where you get the information that no one will be using the x-t5 and looking at the images the size they come out of the camera. That's just ridiculously wrong.

View images side by side at the same viewing size and the x-t5 images are cleaner up to around iso 6400 and equal from there to iso 10,000 or so, only falling behind really beyond that as the large sensors have a certain kind of white speckle noise that starts be coming visible from 10,000. If you want to zoom in, zoom in the same amount with the smaller MP image, otherwise you are deliberately disadvantaging the larger sensor. But use the right lenses.

Also blaming the camera for Viltrox lenses that are reverse engineered makes zero sense. That is 100% on viltrox to fix since they rely on reverse engineering their lenses. It has nothing to do with Fuji... why should it takes steps to ensure Viltrox lenses work on each sensor or after each firmware upgrade?