Fujifilm has announced a new flagship mirrorless camera, the Fuji XT5 and XF 30mm F2.8 R LM WR macro lens. Fujifilm X-T5 features a 40-megapixel X-Trans 5 APS-C sensor. Fujinon XF 30mm F2.8 R LM WR is the company’s third XF macro lens, expanding its lineup of lenses such as the Fujinon XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM WR Macro.
Fuji X-T5 is the highest-resolution APS-C format on the market at the moment. The same matrix is installed in the camera Fujifilm X-H2. It can record up to 6.2K resolution in 4:2:2 10-bit color to internal memory or 12-bit ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW via HDMI to an external monitor recorder.
The new Fujifilm X-T5 has added a 6.2K 4:2:2 10bit video shooting mode to a memory card up to 30fps. There is also a 4K video recording mode, which is obtained by compression from 6.2K. However, it is worth noting that both of these modes work with an additional 1.2x crop factor for the APS-C camera sensor.
When shooting at these resolutions (6.2K, 4K), you can use a 2x digital zoom, which is produced without a noticeable reduction in quality, according to Fujifilm.
Fuji XT5 also supports video recording in profiles: F-Log and F-Log2. Claimed dynamic range using F-Log2 is 13+ stops.
Film Simulation modes reproduce the look and feel of several types of Fujifilm film including Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, and PRO Neg. Std, PRO Neg. Hi, Classic Neg., Nostalgic Neg., Eterna Cinema, Eterna Bleach Bypass, Acros, Acros + Ye Filter, Acros + R Filter, Acros + G Filter, Black & White, Black & White + Ye Filter, Black & White + R Filter, Black & White + G-Filter and Sepia.
The Fujifilm mirrorless camera has a shutter speed setting that allows you to control the shutter speed down to one decimal place.
The design of the Fuji XT5 is familiar to the Fujifilm XT series cameras. Not much has changed from the previous generation in terms of functionality: the USB-C and Micro-HDMI ports have swapped places, and the microphone port has moved a little to the left.
The autofocus system of the Fujifilm X-T5 camera uses 425 phase-detection points. Autofocus sensitivity is maintained down to -7 EV. In addition, the company has added an adaptive artificial intelligence algorithm based on deep learning to the autofocus system. The essence of the work is similar to those announced by Sony – in the Sony A7R V and Canon – in the Canon EOS R6 Mark II. The focus system is better suited for automatically detecting and tracking animals, athletes, birds, cars, motorcycles, and moving objects. Theoretically, such autofocus should be less mistaken in ordinary shooting conditions.
There is a system of 5-axis matrix stabilization (IBIS). Its maximum efficiency is seven exposure levels, according to Fujifilm.
Photo mode now has a choice between JPEG and HEIF formats. New skin smoothing function and multi-frame with a total resolution of 160 MP.
The Fujifilm X-T5 camera does not support the FAN-001 cooling accessory that was released for the Fujifilm X-H2 line, so it is not clear if the camera will experience overheating issues under certain conditions or when recording for a long time.
Fujifilm X-T5 release date and price
Fujifilm XF 30mm f2.8 R LM WR
The new Fujinon XF 30mm F/2.8 R LM WR provides a 46mm equivalent focal length, and its optical design consists of 11 elements in nine groups, including three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements.
The minimum focusing distance is 10 cm, and the minimum working distance (from the end of the lens) is only 1.2 cm, which is approximately the distance covered by the supplied lens hood, according to Fujifilm.
The autofocus of the lens is based on a linear motor from Fujifilm. The lens also received protection against dust and moisture in nine places around the body and can operate at temperatures down to -10º C. It is 69.5 mm long, 60 mm in diameter, and weighs 195 grams. It uses a 43mm front filter thread.