Behind its retro styling, the Fujifilm X-T5 packs some serious performance. And with this edition of the X-T range, Fujifilm has consciously gone back to a photography-first approach (some of its predecessors leaned more heavily toward video).
I’ve posted a more detailed hands-on review of the X-T5 separately. What I’m aiming to do here is post a larger selection of sample images taken in real-world conditions. These have only been lightly edited, and they’re taken under a range of lighting conditions and with a range of ISOs. I’m trying to give a sense of what you might expect as pretty standard out of the camera. (I’ve also posted separately some sample images specifically focused on high-ISO performance of the X-T5 and side-by-side examples throughout the ISO range.)
Fujifilm X-T5 Quick Overview
But first, a quick overview of the Fujifilm X-T5. It has a 40-megapixel sensor, the latest version in Fujifilm’s APS-C X-Trans line (this one is CMOS 5 HR with primary color filter). It produces images that measure 7728 by 5152 pixels (which comes out to around 39.8 effective, to be a bit more precise). The body is metal, weather-sealed, and has the same kind of retro styling that Fujifilm often uses (and is inspired by cameras from decades ago, like the Nikon FM or Olympus OM-1). And while Fujifilm is leaning more toward stills with this edition, it also packs impressive video capabilities, with video bitrates maxing out at 360 Mbps.
Sample Photos Taken with the Fujifilm X-T5
Here’s a selection of general travel-style photos I’ve taken with the Fujifilm X-T5 under various real-world conditions. I’ve tried to include a variety of scenes, with an emphasis on difficult lighting conditions. All of these were taken hand-held–there are no shots here taken with a tripod or lens filters, because I was particularly interested in what the X-T5 could do as a small form factor carry-around camera. The objective is to try to give a representative sample of what you can expect to get out of the Fujifilm X-T5 under normal conditions.
These were originally shot in RAW, and I’ve only edited these lightly, so as not to mask what’s camera performance and what’s editing, and I haven’t applied any of the usual enhancement or fixes that are readily available.
But there is something worth mentioning here because film profiles are such a prominent part of Fujifilm’s offerings and history. Most of these are using the Fujifilm Standard-Provia film emulation profile (applied in Lightroom Classic) rather than the default Adobe treatments. Of course, being RAW files, it’s easy to change this according to personal preference. If you like punchy color, the Velvia or high-contrast negative profiles might work better. Or if you prefer softer, Astia or something similar might be a better fit. But to keep things pretty standard and neutral across the board, I’ve used Provia here.
You can click on each image for a full-size view for a closer look. You can also use the link under each image to download the original RAW (RAF) image (they’re approx. 85 MB each).
Fujifilm X-T5 Price & Availability
The Fujifilm X-T5 is sold in several configurations, from body-only to bundles with kit lenses. It’s also available in all-black or with silver trim.
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