Fujifilm officially announces the X-T5 Camera and XF 30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro Lens. The Fujifilm X-T5 is a photography-focused 40MP APS-C mirrorless camera that continues the company’s line of cameras with traditional control dials.
Alongside the release of its new X-T5 APS-C mirrorless camera system, Fujifilm has also announced the XF 30mm F2.8 Macro, the company’s third XF macro lens, joining the XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro and the XF 80mm F2.8 R LM WR Macro.
The Fujifilm X-T5 is a new 40 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera that can record 6K/30p video internally, offers 7 stops of IBIS and can create 160 megapixel images in the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode.
Fujifilm X-T5 at a glance
- 40MP BSI CMOS sensor with X-Trans color filter array
- Up to 15fps continuous shooting
- 6.2K or ‘HQ’ 4K from capture 6.2K up to 30p (1.23x crop)
- Subsampled full-width 4K at up to 60p
- Choice of 10-bit H.265 or 8-bit H.264 capture
- F-Log2, F-Log or HLG options
- 6.2K Raw video out
- Two-axis tilt rear screen
- Twin UHS-II SD card slots
The Fujifilm X-T5 will be available from late November at a recommended cost of $1699. This is the same launch price as the X-T4 and $300 lower than that of the X-H2, which it shares a sensor.
Let’s compare this rumored price with the general situation in the market. In Fuji world the X-T4 was priced at $1699 and the X-H1 at $1899. The Fujifilm X-T5 features the same 40MP sensor as the X-H2. Interesting to see how much the “X-T5” improves over the “X-T4” and how it differentiates itself from the Fuji X-H2 ($1,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama). See also : Fujifilm X-H2 Vs X-H2S – Comparison
Fujifilm UK Press Release
Offering a compact and lightweight body, a host of new features and superior image quality: Introducing the FUJIFILM X-T5
Fujifilm announce the latest mirrorless digital camera to join the X Series line-up, which boasts improved image quality, ISO 125 as standard sensitivity, the fastest shutter speed of 1/180000sec and the use of Pixel Shift Multi-Shot to expand photographic variations.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) is pleased to announce the launch of the mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X- on November 17th, 2022. The X-T5 is the latest addition to the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras known for their compact and lightweight body and superior image quality based on the company’s proprietary colour reproduction technology.
The X-T5 features the new fifth-generation devices, including the back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR*2 and the high-speed image processing engine X-Processor 5, in its compact body which is smaller and lighter than the previous model*1, as well as advanced features including the 5-axis in-body image stabilisation of up to 7.0 stops*3. This is the new standard camera for still photography, delivering superior performance and mobility at the same time.
Performance enhancement achieved in the X-T5 include improved image quality, ISO125 as a standard sensitivity, the fastest shutter speed of 1/180000 sec, and the use of Pixel Shift Multi-Shot to expand photographic variations. Other features include the Smooth Skin Effect, Subject Detection AF capable of detecting animals and birds, and AI-based high-precision auto white balance, assisting users in producing high quality photographic images.
The camera inherits X-T Series’ signature Center Viewfinder style and dial operation design. A 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD screen is a new addition, making it more comfortable than ever before to shoot in vertical position or at waist level. These extensive array of performance and features is packed into the 557g body*4, which is even lighter and more compact than previous model. The X-T5 will be a perfect companion to cover a wide variety of photographic genres from street / documentary photography, in which its mobility is a major asset, to landscape photography and portraiture, which demands superior image quality. Other features that add comfort to users’ photo experiences include the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P, the viewfinder magnification of 0.8x, 3.69-million-dot EVF and dual SD-card slots.
Fujifilm’s double flagship models, the FUJIFILM X-H2S (released in July) and the FUJIFILM X-H (released in September), which cover both stills and videos, are now complemented with the X-T5, optimised for stills with features such as the compact lightweight body, three-way tilting LCD and dial operations. This further broadens visual production genres covered by X Series’ fifth generation. Fujifilm’s enhanced product lineup will continue to cater to the diverse needs of photographers and video creators.
*1 Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4”
*2 X-TransTM is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*3 When the FUJINON Lens XF35mmF1.4 R is mounted
*4 Including battery and memory card
Featuring the 40MP X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5 image processing engine to deliver the highest image quality and resolving performance in the history of the X Series
The X-T5 features the back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR.” The use of an improve image processing algorithm delivers advanced image resolution without compromising the S/N ratio to achieve superior image quality. The X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor can take in more light efficiently thanks to its improved pixel structure. ISO125, which was an extended ISO level in the previous model, is now available as a standard option. And exposure time is controlled in high precision, allowing users to set the shutter speed as fast as 1/180000 sec. This means large-aperture lenses can be used wide open in a greater variety of conditions.
This camera features the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, which quadruples image resolution and produces accurate color reproduction, ideal for commercial photography and digital archiving of cultural assets. The IBIS mechanism is used to shift the image sensor at high precision to carry out automatic shooting of 20 frames in a single click of the shutter. The dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” processes the captured frames to generate an image containing some 160 million pixels.
The Smooth Skin Effect, which automatically smooths the skin tone, is also featured, reducing post-processing workload required in portrait photography, etc., so that images can be finished at an advanced level of perfection much quicker than ever before.
The X-T5 features Auto White Balance based on the Deep Learning technology. AI technology has boosted the camera’s ability to automatically determine white balance, e.g. by way of accurately recognizing warm light-bulb color.
The X-T5 comes with 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Users can use Film Simulation presets, designed for various subject types and scenes, as if they are choosing photographic film.
The X-T5 supports the HEIF image format, which delivers 10-bit image quality in files up to 30% smaller than standard JPEGs. The next chapter in delivering high-quality results straight out of camera has officially begun for X Series.
Hardware, design and operability that provides powerful support to users’ content creation
The X-T5 features the 5-axis in-body image stabilisation of up to 7.0 stops. Users can shoot hand-held even in low light conditions such as nightscape photography. The IBIS mechanism is also used to shift the camera’s image sensor in high precision to facilitate the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function.
The subject detection AF, based on deep learning technology, is capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, airplanes and trains with AI technology. The system automatically tracks a subject while maintaining focus, so that users can concentrate on shutter opportunities and framing.
The X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR sensor has a greater number of phase detection pixels than the previous model, resulting in an improved ability to attain AF-S focus on a high-frequency subject, providing accurate autofocusing in situations where AF-S is typically used, such as landscape photography and portraiture. The use of an improved AF prediction algorithm offers stable focusing also in the AF-C mode.
A new feature of the camera is the 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD. It makes it easy to shoot in vertical position or at waist level, liberating users from constraints in a wide range of photographic situations.
The camera is equipped with a high-magnification 3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. Compared to the previous model, the viewfinder has improved suppression of parallax and distortion, which typically occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder, for stellar visibility.
Evolved IBIS mechanism and other parts, including EVF, has resulted in a compact body that weighs just 557g. Optimized operability of dials and buttons has led to a reduced form factor and improved usability at the same time. This is coupled with the camera’s weather-resistant structure to allow users to take the X-T5 into any conditions with peace of mind.
Featuring extended video functions
6.2K movies can be recorded internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit color. X-T5 features the 4K HQ mode, which uses 6.2K over-sampling to produce high-quality video, while making the maximum advantage of the high-resolution sensor to deliver video in superior image resolution.
X-T5 supports F-Log2, which records an expanded dynamic range of 13+ stops. This range is wider than current F-Log, broadening post-production potential.
When combined with an ATOMOS HDMI device, the RAW video output from the X-T5 can be recorded as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW*5 at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps. And when combined with Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12Gs, the RAW video output from the camera can be recorded as Blackmagic RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.
5*Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
Hand grip MHG-XT5 (designed for the X-T5)
This grip substantially improves users’ ability to hand-hold the camera when a large-aperture lens is mounted. The hand grip does not have to be removed to change a battery or SD card. The base can be used as a plate compatible with the Arca-Swiss quick release system.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Fujifilm X-H2S will be released on 17th November 2022, priced as follows:
Fujifilm X-T5 Body Only – Black £1,699.00
Fujifilm X-T5 Body Only – Silver £1,699.00
Fujifilm X-T5 Kit with 18-55mm lens (Black) £2,049.00
Fujifilm X-T5 Kit with 18-55mm lens (Silver) £2,049.00
Fujifilm X-T5 Kit with XF 16-80mm lens (Black) £2,149.00
Fujifilm X-T5 Kit with XF 16-80mm lens (Silver) £2,149.00
X-T5 MHG-XT5 Metal Hand Grip £129.00
Fujifilm Introduces the New FUJINON XF30mmF2.8 Macro Lens with a Minimum Focusing Distance of 3.94 in. (10cm)
VALHALLA, N.Y., November 2, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the new FUJINON XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR lens (XF30mmF2.8 Macro), a standard prime lens with the focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 46mm in the 35mm film format). XF30mmF2.8 Macro is designed for macro photography and features a 1:1 magnification ratio with a minimum focusing distance of just 3.94 in.¹ (10cm) from the sensor.
“The ability to create dynamic, true 1:1 macro photography means photographers can enjoy tabletop photography, close-up commercial detail, and microscopic wildlife, among other genres,” said Victor Ha, vice president of Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “The lens’ compact design and weather-resistance makes it possible to take maximum advantage of X Series’ portability, offering unconstrained creative experiences.”
Enabling macro photography in a variety of applications
XF30mmF2.8 Macro’s design consists of 11 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical elements and 2 ED elements), controls various forms of aberration (including chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature) to deliver advanced image-resolving performance. The standard 30mm focal length (equivalent to 46mm in the 35mm film format), which is close to the human field-of-view, also makes it an ideal choice across portraiture and wedding photography, and other genres where a lens with a natural field-of- view is desired.
Use of a linear motor and a compact lightweight design provides fast and accurate autofocus
XF30mmF2.8 Macro lens uses the Inner Focus system, where the lens group is driven by a linear motor to achieve accurate focus in as fast as 0.02 seconds². The focusing operation is quiet and smooth even for close-up photography, which traditionally has required large movement of focusing elements. The linear motor’s advanced resolution capability ensures focusing accuracy even in macro photography with a very shallow depth-of-field.
The design and engineering of XF30mmF2.8 Macro prioritizes a natural and compact form factor; the result is a lightweight lens weighing 6.88 ounces (195g) and measuring 2.74 in. (69.5mm) in length with a filter thread size of 43mm.
Dust- and weather-resistant design capable of operating at low temperatures for advanced practical usability
The lens barrel is sealed in 9 places to ensure consistent operation in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C), and dust- and weather-resistance.
Pricing and Availability
XF30mmF2.8 Macro is expected to be available in late November 2022, at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of USD $599.95 (CDN $809.99).
¹ This refers to distance from the sensor surface to the subject. The distance from the front lens element to the subject is .47 in. (1.2cm).
² Using applicable CIPA Guideline measurement methods, when mounted on the FUJIFILM X-T4 mirrorless digital camera with Phase Detection AF activated and using High Performance Mode.
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