Fujifilm’s new X-T5 expected locally later this month

  • This week Fujifilm unveiled a new addition to its X-series of mirrorless cameras in the form of the X-T5.
  • It has been two years since the X-T4 was released, with this new iteration focusing heavily on photography performance.
  • The X-T5 features a similar lens setup to the X-H2, with a 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor present.

Yesterday Fujifilm announced a new addition to its X-series lineup of mirrorless cameras with the X-T5. It has been two years since a new X-T model was revealed, and now the Fujifilm X-T5 is one of the Japanese camera maker’s flagship offerings for 2022, alongside the X-H2 and X-H2S.

The new offering also features a few similarities to the larger X models, with a back-illuminated 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor present, which is akin to the setup in the X-H2.

Other notable elements on the X-T5 include the latest X-Processor 5 high-speed image processing engine. According to Fujifilm, this allows the X-T5 to manage shutter speeds as fast as 1/180 000 sec.

“This ensures large-aperture lenses can be used in a greater variety of conditions. Low-light shooters will value the camera’s 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) of up to 7.0 stops,” adds Fujifilm South Africa in a press release sent to Hypertext.

Looking at the rest of this new mirrorless camera, it offers analogue manual controls via the three dials on the top panel (seen above), which control ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation. Added to this is a smaller form factor compared to its predecessor, as the X-T5 body tips the scale at 557g (including battery and memory card).

The high-magnification 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder and new 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD screen on the rear, have also gotten a shout-out from Fujifilm.

In terms of the photography features, a Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function is on offer, again similar to the X-H2 that quadruples image resolution and produces more accurate colour reproduction. On the video side of things, the X-T5 can record 6.2K video internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit colour, along with featuring a 4K HQ mode, which uses 6.2K over-sampling to produce high-quality video.

So how much will all this cost you and when can you buy one?

Fujifilm SA has not provided a precise date but has noted that the X-T5 is expected to be available from mid-November in South Africa. As for pricing, the body only will carry a recommended retail price of R28 899.

There are also two lens-bundled options alongside the X-T5, the first adding an 18-55mm lens for R33 199 and the other offering a 16-80mm lens for R35 199.


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