Fujifilm X-T5 in use
Image courtesy: Fujifilm

Fujifilm has introduced the Fujifilm X-T5 APS-C mirrorless camera. Though this camera is being marketed as a photography camera, it still has some interesting features for video shooters.  

Sensor

Fujifilm X-T5
Image courtesy: Fujifilm

The Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless digital camera has a new, powerful back-illuminated 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR APS-C imaging sensor. It uses the Fujifilm X lens mount. The X-T5 also has a new high-speed image processing engine, X-Processor 5. The company says this new version has twice the processing speed of X-Processor 4 with reduced power consumption.

Video recording

With the Fujifilm X-T5, you can record movies internally at 6.2K (6240 x 3510 pixels) up to 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit color. In 4K, you can shoot at up to 60p, while in HD, and slow motion at up to 240p is possible. However, the 6.2K and 4K footage is taken from a 1.22x cropped region of the sensor, not the full width. Fujifilm claims that you can record with the camera for 90 minutes at 6.2K/30p or an hour at 4K/60p. These figures are quoted when filming at 25°C (77°F), so could reduce considerably in warmer environments.

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F-Log2

Fujifilm X-T5 Back view
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In addition to F-Log, the X-T5 also supports recording your video in F-Log2. Fuji claims that this records images with an expanded dynamic range of more than 13 stops. This range is wider than with F-Log, so you will have more scope to color grade your images in post-production.

External recording

If you use an ATOMOS HDMI device with the X-T5, you can record RAW video output from the X-T5. This setup supports 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at resolutions up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97 fps. You can also combine the X-T5 with the Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G. This means you can record the camera’s RAW video output as Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at up to 6.2K / 29.97 fps.

Image stabilization

The Fujifilm X-T5 has in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system which works in five axes. The company says that this combats all types of camera movement and provides up to seven stops of compensation.

Other features

Fujifilm X-T5 top view
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This camera has a 3.5 mm stereo jack for connecting an external microphone. It also comes with an adapter so that you can use headphones.  The camera records to dual SD card slots, both with UHS-II compatibility. The X-T5 has 56 weather-sealed points for high levels of dust and moisture resistance. It can also operate in temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F).

Verdict

The Fujifilm X-T5 is a camera primarily aimed at photographers, but it still has the ability to shoot high-quality video. When combined with an external recorder from ATOMOS or Blackmagic Design, you can also record RAW video, which is a great bonus. If you are looking for a still photography camera that also allows you to record video from time to time, then the X-T5 might meet your needs.

Pricing and availability

The Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless digital camera will be available in black and silver colors. It is scheduled to be available from late November and will retail price at $1699 for the body only.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.