CRAZY DEAL: Buy Fujifilm X-T5 and Get XF16-80mm for FREE

There is currently an insane deal running at Amazon here.

Buy the Fujifilm X-T5 with Fujinon XF16-80mm at Amazon US here for the price of the X-T5 body only (shipped and sold by Amazon).

I am pretty sure this deal will no longer be available in a few hours or maybe even minutes, so hurry up.

And no, as far as I know there is no Fujifilm X-T6 camera coming anytime soon ;).

UPDATE: Deal no longer available

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2S, X-E4 and X-S10

New Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2S, X-E4 and X-S10.

You can find all details and download links down below.

Firmware Details & Download Links

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Do You Want the Fujifilm X-S20 AUTO Subject Detection also to Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S via Firmware Update? VOTE NOW

The Dolomites with the X-T5

So I was hiking on the gorgeous Dolomites the other day.

If you want to know where exactly (and how it looks like) check out these two videos:

I was with my Fujifilm X-T5 and the XF18-135mm because I wanted to take landscape images, but also images of the marmots who just came out from their hibernation (as you can also see in this video).

The X-S20 Would Have Done Better (than X-T5)

So I set my X-T5 to animal tracking because of the marmots.

But then I notice an alpine chough on a rock nearby ready to jump into flight.

I wanted to track the “take-off”, but first I had to press an FN button, then scroll down to bird detection, press to confirm, go back in live view and then… the bird had already taken off.

My first thought?

If only I’d have had the smartness of the (more affordable) Fujifilm X-S20, I would not have missed this shot

Why?

Because the Fujifilm X-S20 recognizes and tracks all sorts of subjects automatically, without any need to press a single button and go into the menu and tell the camera what it has to track.

That’s a level of smartness my X-T5, but not even the X-H2 or X-H2S has.

I can hear some say: “but it’s just a few presses on the buttons to change subject“. And that’s true. In most cases, you will have enough time to change the settings. But in my case, it all happened quickly, faster than I could react.

It Works So Great, but with One Big Missed Opportunity

If you couldn’t care less about this feature, that’s great.

We are all different, and you are probably just seeing and reacting to things faster than I do.

But the point is that Fujifilm has this technology available. It’s there on the X-S20 and it works very well according to those who tested it such as Gordon from Cameralabs, who says:

Auto Subject Detection does a great job to automatically recognize subjects. You don’t need to manually select the type of subject anymore.

Although there is a limitation, which would be completely avoidable if Fujifilm would provide a firmware update for it. In fact, Gordon rightfully remarks*:
*the full review of Gordon can be found down below

Sadly Auto subject detect does not work, unless you are in the full AUTO mode, which is a missed opportunity. Workaround: switch quickly to AUTO if you want the camera to track automatically (but then you’ll also get Auto Dynamic Range, which can work well but sometimes give a too HDR like look.

This is a limitation that Fujifilm could fix with a quick firmware update by not linking auto detection to the full Auto mode.

Also, I do hope that Fujifilm will bring this feature (not the full AUTO feature, but the automatic subject tracking feature) also to the more expensive 5th generation Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2s.

And here on FujiRumors we have already suggested how Fujifilm could implement this feature on current 5th generation Fujifilm cameras.

Your Vote

But hey, maybe it’s only Gordon and me who find this feature nice to have.

Let’s see what you think about it, so feel free to vote the survey down below.

Do you want the Fully Automatic Subject Detection of the X-S20 also on X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S via Firmware Update

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The 5th Generation Fujifilm Gear

My Personal Gear

Which Fujifilm X Camera do You Own? – Measuring the Success (or not) of Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S – VOTE NOW

Pretty much exactly one year ago, Fujifilm introduced their 5th generation platform (X-Processor 5 and X-Trans V) with the Fujifilm X-H2S.

The launch of the X-H2S was followed by even more 5th generation goodness with the Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.

And very soon we will also get the Fujifilm X-S20.

And given all those major releases, I was wondering how successful they have been among the FujiRumors community.

That’s why today I will launch an updated survey where you can tell us which camera you own.

Let’s see if there was a breakthrough in terms of 5th generation gear here on FujiRumors or if many of you did not update to the latest and greatest and stick with their older gear.

  • Important Note: If you pre-ordered any of the gear listed below and just wait to get it shipped, you qualify as owner.

As a reference, here are the top 5 cameras we had in our last survey:

  1. X-T3
  2. X-T4
  3. X-T2
  4. X-H1
  5. X100V

My Gear

VOTE HERE

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Notice and Apology Regarding Supply of “FUJIFILM X-T5” Camera

Fujifilm Japan has issued an official statement, where they apologies for the shortage of Fujifilm X-T5 cameras due to demand that exceeded their expectations.

Overall, in Asia the Fujifilm X-T5 suffered a much more severe shortage then in North America or Europe. I don’t know why that is, maybe Fujifilm just prioritized these markets over the Asian ones.

Notice and apology regarding the supply of the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5”

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