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Dustin Abbott

January 2nd, 2023

I was late to the Fuji party.  I did my first Fuji review in 2018 (starting with the Fujifilm X-T3) and was impressed by the maturity of the system in many ways when compared to other APS-C mirrorless camera systems.  In the last four years, however, there has been a lot of changes in the industry.  Canon and Nikon have jumped into the space with new APS-C bodies, and companies like Sony have seen a lot of new lenses development (particularly from third parties).  But Fuji has also made what I consider to be an incredibly important move in opening up their platform to third party development, and we have already seen a number of new lenses from Tamron, Sigma, and Samyang (along with others) come in Fuji X-mount.  One of the more impressive lenses of 2022 was announced right at the end of the year in the form of the Viltrox Pro AF 75mm F1.2 for Fuji X-mount.  I pretty much raved over it in my review, which I did on this X-T5. The Fujifilm X-T4 (my review here) was an important step forward for Fuji as it introduced some very important new features to the series, including In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), an articulating LCD screen, a new and improved battery, and a faster mechanical shutter.  What didn’t change, however, was the 26MP X-Trans sensor which we had seen in a number of Fujifilm cameras.  That all changes with the Fujifilm X-T5, however, which joins the X-H2 in utilizing an ultra-high resolution new 40.2MP sensor that delivers wonderfully detailed 7728 x 5152 pixel images.   The new sensor is definitely the headline new feature here, though there are a number of other improvements that we’ll explore as a part of our review.

As with the release of the X-T4 and the existing X-T3, it appears that the X-T4 will continue to be sold for the present alongside the X-T5 as a cheaper alternative.  The X-T4 can currently be had for roughly $1550 USD, while the X-T5 costs an additional $150 and shares the old price point of the X-T4 at $1699 USD.  Slightly more upmarket of that is the impressive Fujfilm X-H2 at a price point of about $2000 USD.  That additional $300 nets you a more professional grade body, much deeper buffers, improved viewfinder, and more robust video features and is well worth considering if you have deeper pockets.

There is a certain amount of market parity these days, and there are some things that Sony, Canon, and Nikon do better, though Fuji has had a long investment in the APS-C mirrorless space, and it shows in the maturity of the system.   These other brands are more focused in the full frame market, but Fuji has focused on APS-C and never entered the full frame space.   That has led to more lens development (including a revamping of same aging designs with new MK II version) along with a fully fleshed out accessory market.  And, as noted, the opening up of the platform to third party development has lead to some excellent third party options at more affordable price points which helps close the gap with a company like Sony that has long been more third party friendly.  I’ve spent time with a couple of new Fuji lenses as a part of this review, including the new XF 30mm F2.8 Macro lens which was a fun lens to play with over the holidays.

There are still some areas where Fuji lags a bit, and my primary complaints are focused on an autofocus system that is only marginally improved and that lags in some areas behind the other brands in some areas along with my continued frustration with navigating Fuji’s Q-menu.  I’ve not seen any real progress on their touchscreen capabilities in four years.  But while I might prefer the focus and ergonomics of, say, the Canon R7 (my review here), the complete lack of appealing lenses means that Fuji is still offering the more appealing system in general.  There are a lot of great things about the X-T5 and Fuji’s approach to APS-C, so let’s take a closer look if the Fuji X-T5 meets your needs for photography and/or video.  You can read my findings in my text review or watch them in my definitive video review…or just enjoy the photos in the gallery.

 

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Images of the Fujifilm X-T5

Images Taken with the Fujifilm X-T5

 

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