Fujifilm X-T5 Stock Struggles and New Bundle X-T5 with XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 to be Launched May 16

The Fujifilm X-T5 has had a very troubled shipping record especially in Asian countries, but also in other countries the situation seems to have gotten worse instead of better.

  • Amazon USA: currently sold only overpriced by third parties
  • BHphoto: out of stock and expected to be in stock again in 7-14 days
  • Adorama: Expected stock in July
  • Moment: backordered
  • Nuzira: only 1 black sample left and a few kits

Same goes for Asian countries, which now start to mark the X-T5 as out of stock again and it is even no longer available for order at some stores, as reported by the Japanese website asobinet.

Now, I don’t know if this is only because Fujifilm struggles to manufacture enough units.

In fact, on May 16 Fujifilm will launch a new Fujifilm X-T5 plus Fujinon XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 bundle, so maybe a good number of Fujifilm X-T5 units is now being withhold from the market so that it will be ready to ship on May 16 bundled with the new kit lens.

And btw… the image above is not a real BHphoto page, but just a rendering I made. :)

Anyway, the list of gear that Fujifilm has announced but struggles to ship is very long. And the mother of all the struggles definitely goes to the Fujifilm X100VI. But Fujifilm is actively working on increasing its production and I believe that by the summer the situation will be much improved, which would be very bad news for all those who are still trying to sell overpriced second hand X100VI cameras.

Anyway, the Fujifilm X-T5 struggles, lots of other Fujifilm does not ship smoothly either, and yet Fujifilm keeps announcing new gear non stop.

I hope they know what they do and don’t just worsen the delivery struggles by adding more gear to build and ship into an already precarious situation.

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This is the New Fujifilm X-T50 Film Simulation Dial – VOTE: Better Drive or Film Simulation Dial?

We just reported about the Fujifilm X-T50 featuring a brand new film simulation dial.

Well, now other sources (THANKS) have now passed us the first image of the dial.

We can see:

  • 8 fixed spots for: Acros, Nostalgic Negative, Classic Neg., Reala Ace, Classic Chrome, Astia, Velvia, Provia (STD).
  • 3 variable spots: FS1, FS2, FS3 – assign your preferred film simulation on those dials
  • C position: disable the dial and the camera will activate whatever film simulation is set in your custom settings

Of course, it’s the drive dial of the Fujifilm X-T30II that is gone in favour or the the new film simulation dial. Let us know in the comments if you’d have preferred the drive dial or you prefer the new film simulation dial.

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SURPRISE: Fujifilm X-T50 Coming with an All New Dial

The image of the Fujifilm X-T50 has leaked already and it shows it retains all the nice dials we loved from the X-T30.

However, what the images do not show, is that one of those dials is a completely new one.

In fact, thanks to a couple of sources (including new/anonymous ones – THANKS!!!) we can tell you that there will be a dedicated film simulation dial on the Fujifilm X-T50.

Now, like all the latest Fujifilm models, also the Fujifilm X-T50 will offer a total of 20 film simulations.

But not all 20 film simulations will be on that dial.

In fact, the new film simulation dial will have 12 positions:

  • 8 fixed film simulations
  • 3 positions can be assigned to whatever film simulation you want
  • 1 “C” position to basically disable the dial, and the camera will activate whatever film simulation is set in your custom settings

Now, the source who explained it in detail to me contacted me via rumor box. So I have no way to contact it and ask questions. So I will do it here.

The question is: can you put your own recipe on the three positions that are free on the dial, or can you just assign a standard Fujifilm film simulation to it?

An additional message to the source: Thanks a lot. I have read also the second part of the rumor and I find it very interesting and I am currently looking into it. Thanks so much for putting me on the right track.

And to all sources: you can now contact me 100% anonymously also via Signal. This way we can also chat and at the same time keep identities anonymous.

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LEAKED: XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 to Cost €799 and This is the X-T50 Kit Price

When I shared the price in Euro for the Fujifilm X-T50, many thought that this must be an error and that I am very likely referring to the kit price.

But no, we don’t do errors here on FujiRumors ;).

So I confirm: unless Fujifilm decides to change the price last second, these are the prices.

  • Fujifilm X-T50 body only: €1,499
  • Fujifilm X-T50 with XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8: €1,899
  • This is rocksolid stuff.

And yet, I have seen Fujifilm changing prices on the fly just days before announcement. And actually you might remember how they even did that shortly after announcement of new gear.

In fact, just a few days after the Fujifilm X70 was launched, and while it was still in full pre-order phase, Fujifilm changed its price from $799 to $699.

So if Fujifilm can change the price just a few days after announcement, then it is also possible to change it a few days before announcement.

But right now, this is the price in Euro. It’s very unlikely to change at this point, but not impossible.