Fujifilm X-T5 Comparison Review
The Fujifilm X-T5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was revealed to the public in November 2022 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 39.8 megapixel.
Is the Fujifilm X-T5 a good camera? The X-T5 has a Camera Elo of 3138. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X-T5 ranks among the top 10 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (APS cameras), the X-T5 also ranks among the top 10 percent.
|Mirrorless system camera|
|Fujifilm X mount lenses|
|39.8 MP, APS-C Sensor|
|ISO 125 - 12 800 (64 - 51 200)|
|Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)|
|3.0 LCD, 1840k dots|
|Fully flexible touchscreen|
|15 shutter flaps per second|
|580 shots per battery charge|
|130 x 91 x 64 mm, 557 g|
Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.
Body comparison with a credit card
The physical dimensions of the Fujifilm X-T5 relative to a credit card are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.
The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm X-T5 alongside a set of similar cameras. If you want to review a particular camera pair side-by-side, just move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.
|1.||Fujifilm X-T5||130 mm||91 mm||64 mm||557 g||580||Y||Nov 2022||1,699||amazon.com|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||136 mm||93 mm||85 mm||660 g||580||Y||May 2022||2,499||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm X-H2||136 mm||93 mm||85 mm||660 g||680||Y||Sep 2022||1,999||amazon.com|
|4.||Fujifilm X100V||128 mm||75 mm||53 mm||478 g||420||Y||Feb 2020||1,399||amazon.com|
|5.||Fujifilm X-T4||135 mm||93 mm||64 mm||607 g||500||Y||Feb 2020||1,699||amazon.com|
|6.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||141 mm||83 mm||46 mm||497 g||440||Y||Oct 2019||1,799||amazon.com|
|7.||Fujifilm X-T3||133 mm||93 mm||59 mm||539 g||390||Y||Sep 2018||1,499||ebay.com|
|8.||Fujifilm X-H1||140 mm||97 mm||86 mm||673 g||310||Y||Feb 2018||1,899||ebay.com|
|9.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||141 mm||83 mm||46 mm||495 g||350||Y||Jan 2016||1,699||ebay.com|
|10.||Fujifilm X-T2||133 mm||92 mm||49 mm||507 g||340||Y||Jul 2016||1,599||ebay.com|
|11.||Sony A6600||120 mm||67 mm||69 mm||503 g||810||Y||Aug 2019||1,399||amazon.com|
|Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.|
The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm X-T5 was launched in the US market at a price of $1,699. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.
Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide
The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.
The Fujifilm X-T5 features an APS-C sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm X-T5 among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability.
For most cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The X-T5 indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the X-T5 can use is 6.2k/30p.
Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the X-T5 has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3690k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 100% and a magnification of 0.8x. The adjacent tables list some of the other core features of the Fujifilm X-T5 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.
|1.||Fujifilm X-T5||3690||n||3.0 / 1840||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||5760||Y||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm X-H2||5760||Y||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm X100V||3690||n||3.0 / 1620||tilting||Y||1/4000s||11.0/s||Y||n|
|5.||Fujifilm X-T4||3690||n||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|6.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||3690||n||3.0 / 1620||tilting||Y||1/8000s||8.0/s||n||n|
|7.||Fujifilm X-T3||3690||n||3.0 / 1040||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||11.0/s||n||n|
|8.||Fujifilm X-H1||3690||Y||3.0 / 1040||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||14.0/s||n||Y|
|9.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||2360||n||3.0 / 1620||fixed||n||1/8000s||8.0/s||n||n|
|10.||Fujifilm X-T2||2360||n||3.0 / 1040||full-flex||n||1/8000s||8.0/s||n||n|
|11.||Sony A6600||2359||n||3.0 / 922||tilting||Y||1/4000s||11.0/s||n||Y|
|Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.|
The LCD screen on the Fujifilm X-T5 is flexibly attached to the body. In particular, the LCD is multi-hinged and can be tilted both vertically and horizontally to enable odd-angle shots in landscape and portrait orientation. The LCD thereby offers a lot of flexibility to adjust and use the rear screen in a diverse set of situations.
One feature that differentiates the X-T5 from many older cameras is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The X-T5 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while cameras without IBIS have to rely on optical image stabilization in OIS-equipped lenses to achieve the same effect.
For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-T5 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.
Mic / Speaker
|1.||Fujifilm X-T5||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.0||Y||-||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm X-H2||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm X100V||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm X-T4||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|6.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||-||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|7.||Fujifilm X-T3||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|8.||Fujifilm X-H1||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.0||Y||-||-|
|9.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||-|
|10.||Fujifilm X-T2||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.0||Y||-||-|
|11.||Sony A6600||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||YES||2.0||Y||Y||Y|
It is notable that the X-T5 has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.
While the specs-based evaluation of cameras is instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the X-T5 handle or perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased. This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below summarizes the assessments of some of the best known camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]).
|1.||Fujifilm X-T5||..||..||..||..||..||..||Nov 2022||1,699||amazon.com|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||5/5||+||5/5||90/100||5/5||5/5||May 2022||2,499||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm X-H2||5/5||+ +||5/5||..||5/5||5/5||Sep 2022||1,999||amazon.com|
|4.||Fujifilm X100V||5/5||+ +||4.5/5||86/100||5/5||4.5/5||Feb 2020||1,399||amazon.com|
|5.||Fujifilm X-T4||5/5||+ +||5/5||88/100||5/5||5/5||Feb 2020||1,699||amazon.com|
|6.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||4/5||+||4/5||85/100||4/5||..||Oct 2019||1,799||amazon.com|
|7.||Fujifilm X-T3||5/5||+ +||4.5/5||88/100||5/5||5/5||Sep 2018||1,499||ebay.com|
|8.||Fujifilm X-H1||..||+||5/5||86/100||4.5/5||4.5/5||Feb 2018||1,899||ebay.com|
|9.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||..||+||..||83/100||4.5/5||4.5/5||Jan 2016||1,699||ebay.com|
|10.||Fujifilm X-T2||5/5||+ +||..||86/100||4.5/5||5/5||Jul 2016||1,599||ebay.com|
|11.||Sony A6600||4/5||+||4/5||83/100||4.5/5||4/5||Aug 2019||1,399||amazon.com|
|Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.|
Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.
Fujifilm X-T5 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X-T5.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the X-T5?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Fujifilm equipped the X-T5 with the X-Processor 5 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X-T5?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 64-51200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the X-T5 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm X-T5?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Fujifilm X-T5 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X-T5?
The X-T5 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Fujifilm X-T5 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The X-T5's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Does the Fujifilm X-T5 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s).
Which battery does the X-T5 use?
Camera to camera comparisons
In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make your choice using the following search menu. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
- Canon R3 vs Fujifilm X-T5
- Canon R5 vs Fujifilm X-T5
- Canon R6 vs Fujifilm X-T5
- Canon T100 vs Fujifilm X-T5
- Fujifilm X-H1 vs Fujifilm X-T5
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Fujifilm XF10
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Nikon B600
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Nikon Z50
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs OM System OM-5
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Olympus E-M5 III
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Ricoh WG-60
- Fujifilm X-T5 vs Sony ZV-1F
|Camera Model||Fujifilm X-T5|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Fujifilm X mount lenses|
|Launch Date||November 2022|
|Launch Price||USD 1 699|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||369 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||39.8 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||7 728 x 5 152 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||3.04 μm|
|Pixel Density||10.79 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||6.2k/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||64 - 51 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||X-Processor 5|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||3690k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1840k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fully flexible screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||15 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||UHS-II|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.2|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||NP-W235 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||580 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
130 x 91 x 64 mm
(5.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 in)
|Camera Weight||557 g (19.6 oz)|
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