Fujifilm X-T5 review

In terms of the way that it looks, feels and handles, the X-T5 is in a class of its own

Fujifilm X-T5 testing
(Image: © Alistair Campbell)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujifilm X-T5 is an evolution of the X-T series, rather than a revolution. It's a classically controlled SLR-style camera that puts photography first for serious enthusiasts. The X-T5 takes the much-loved Fujifilm X-T4 further in terms of resolution but is still ideal for shooters who want a lightweight camera with traditional controls – and an excellent 40.2MP resolution, 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P and a new 3-way tilting touchscreen. In terms of the way that it looks, feels and handles, the X-T5 is in a class of its own.


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    10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P

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    Light, compact design

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    Cheaper than Fujifilm X-H2


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    Three-way tilting LCD won't please everyone

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Fujifilm used its third global X-Summit of 2022 to announce the Fujifilm X-T5. (and an XF30mm macro lens). A decent upgrade on one of Fujifilm's best-loved camera series, the X-T5 features a back-illuminated 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor and high-speed X-Processor 5 – identical to those found in the flagship Fujifilm X-H2.

Fujifilm has a challenge in creating a successor to the X-T4, released in 2020 to much acclaim. So does the X-T5 do enough to warrant an upgrade? 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.