June 7, 2023
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【Evaluation】Fujifilm X-T5 a large number of test phase evaluation Fuji color 40 million high pixel quality + street photography, portrait experience sharing

Fujifilm used two variants of Fuji’s latest photosensitive elements in the earlier two cameras X-H2S and X-H2 respectively, but these two cameras use a modern camera body design without traditional ISO and shutter dials. It is thicker to meet the needs of filming, but may not be suitable for the appetite of standard Fuji fans. Today, a Fujifilm X-T5 that is equally suitable for young men and women, has a small body, and is so small that it can be hung on the neck as jewelry has finally appeared. I believe that many friends have already released their phones. If you are still thinking about it, you can take a look at the usage evaluation below.

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Traditional camera operation sense + solid steel body

There is not much difference in appearance between the Fujifilm X-T5 and the previous generation X-T4, with a square and Wenqing feel. The traditional operating system you want is here. ISO, shutter, and aperture can all be set on the body lens. The shutter button has a screw hole for you to install the shutter button. If you take a closer look, you can also see that it hides a modern design, including the snapshot/single-shot mode dial under the ISO dial, the STILL (photo) MOVIE (video) switch dial under the shutter dial, etc. Compared with lower-end models such as X-H10 and X-T30, this X-T5 is also more full, solid, and more textured in terms of bodywork. On the X-T5, both the operation and the feel are very real.

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▲ Antique design hides modern functions: speed dial for photography and filming

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▲ Antique design hides modern functions: photo mode

Since it is a “photographic” camera, the Fujifilm X-T5 does not use the thick and difficult flip screen of the X-H2, but uses the traditional “tick”. The “tick” here refers to the English word Tilt That is, it can be flipped up and down, which is suitable for “high frying” and “low frying”. The X-T5 screen can also be turned upside down, which is suitable for “straight” shooting. The most important thing is This screen is relatively lighter and easier to operate.

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If you want to pick a bone, it may be better to replace the Joystick direction joystick on the back of the machine with a flat design like the X-H2 series. Now the X-T5 uses the sharper stick design in the past, and it always feels a little bit more competitive. In addition, the “Q” quick menu button commonly used by Fuji fans is still located on the side of the back of the machine. It is still troublesome to open the menu frequently. On the other hand, the triangle iron with the “hanging handle” of the camera has not been changed to the fixed model of X-H2. To a certain extent, the subtleties that the old machine wanted to improve have not been specially improved in this generation.



▲ Dual SD card slots


40 million pixels, detailed texture can be seen immediately

As a web media, the editor decided to put up more test pictures, and the test pictures can be zoomed in to let readers see the shooting effect of this camera. You can enlarge the picture on the Flickr album, download it to the computer and zoom in to see it slowly. If you are used to watching photos on a computer when taking pictures, using the latest 40 million-pixel Fujifilm X-T5 will largely meet your requirements. In portrait photography and landscape photography, you can clearly notice the fineness and texture of the photos. Even in the ISO 1000 picture, pores can still be seen.

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Portrait eye tracking is not the strongest, but it has improved a lot compared to the previous generation

Fujifilm has also caught up with the trend of portrait eye focus and focus tracking. In this portrait shooting test, the X-T5 accurately identified the characters in the frame and quickly focused on the eyes of the characters. However, it is not a super computer. Obviously, you can’t make things difficult for it. I won’t put it here for the test of the model from a distance. For the lens FUJINON XF50mmF2 R WR tested this time, the effect is not so good. satisfactory. Even this relatively fast focusing lens has difficulty handling the focus changes of people running from a distance, and the old lens is even more difficult to deal with. However, if your character is relatively quiet on the plane, the effect of focusing and tracking the eyes of the character is still very good. After half-pressing the shutter button, even without focusing, the camera’s automatic eye detection function will immediately track the subject’s eyes, and then press the shutter to take a photo, which is stress-free.





However, Fuji users are not pursuing fast focusing. The most important thing is Fujifilm’s unique color philosophy and its rich film simulation. Fujifilm X-T5 does not add a new film simulation effect, the latest is ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS. Under the new 40-megapixel photosensitive element, you can play with different film simulation effects with more confidence. The final image is also clear, and the transition between color and light and dark is smooth.














40 million pixels can stand the test of high ISO

The biggest doubt is whether the 40 million pixels can stand the test of high sensitivity ISO value. I’m pretty sure that if you enlarge the photo to 100%, there will be a slight increase in noise. Specifically, in the case of 100% magnification, I think that the machine can produce good clarity at ISO 1600 (even at ISO 1250, the pores can be counted), and at ISO 3200, the clarity of the photo will be lower. There are slight drops, with significant drops from ISO 6400 onwards. However, due to the new generation of photosensitive elements, from 26 million pixels to 40 million pixels, the overall clarity of the picture has been significantly improved, so that when the photos are exported to social platforms, even ISO 6400 can retain good image clarity.

(((For detailed ISO noise comparison, please refer to the following)))

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More importantly, the editor believes that the color noise in the noise is actually not that strong when the sensitivity is high. You can see these portrait photos taken at ISO 6400, and the noise cannot be seen when zoomed out. If you zoom in to 50%, you won’t find obvious and ugly noise, even if you zoom in to 100%, you can still see the “texture” of the noise, and it won’t be very annoying.

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Body anti-shake gives you 0.5 second shutter

Shooting in a dark environment or at night requires a strong anti-shake function. The Fujifilm X-T5 has a maximum 7-level body anti-shake effect. When using a wider lens such as FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR, it can get good results. For example, the photo in the picture is taken at ISO 200, and it takes 0.5 seconds to shoot, and the photo is still clear. Under normal circumstances, users can safely use the shutter speed of 1/10 second.

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Be careful when playing old mirrors with high resolution

Fujifilm has launched the M Mount lens converter, which allows everyone to play with M Mount lenses including Leica. However, even old M Mount lenses, or even old Fujifilm X Mount lenses, may not be able to feed the 40-megapixel sensor of the current generation Fujifilm X-T5. But the so-called “not enough to feed” is just that the old mirror is difficult to achieve the clarity brought by 40 million pixels, and the noise generated by switching 40 million pixels will affect the quality of the photo. If you don’t mind these effects, you can use it with confidence .

Copy of DSC02743▲Using Leica Summarit 50mm f/1.5 with Fujifilm original X Mount adapter

The editor tried the Leica Summarit 50mm f/1.5, an interesting M Mount lens, without adding any effects to the photos (only for brightness adjustment), and can put the texture of these old mirrors on today’s Fujifilm cameras. Although you may not necessarily be able to enjoy the 40-megapixel resolution, it is obvious that the photos will be clearer than those of the old machine, and there may not be any problems in sharing them on social platforms.







Summary: When high resolution meets Fuji color, there is no complaint

The 40-megapixel high-definition image and the greatly improved portrait eye detection system compared to the previous generation are the main reasons why you can safely upgrade from the X-T4 in this generation. To sum up the above shooting experience, if you are not an “extreme” photographer, but Wen Qingnan and Wen Qingnv take some artistic works on the street, the Fujifilm X-T5 is still a handy, easy-to-operate, and satisfactory imaging Tool of. Just like this test, the editor can find the subject on the street without any worries, and concentrate on enjoying the fun of photography.












ISO Noise Comparison (Click inside to display larger/full image)

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