My Fujifilm X-T5? Give me Time to HATE it, but For Now it’s (Almost) all Just LOVE

I know when one only writes good things about something, people get suspicious.

So feel free to mistrust me guys, but so far I really have only great things to say about the Fujifilm X-T5.

But give me time, I will find something to moan about. I just need to actually have time to shoot with it.

Because even if I have the Fujifilm X-T5 since a few days already, in these weeks I was so overloaded with work, that I had zero time to go out and take picture.

And yet, holidays are coming and soon my X-T5 will be extensively tested. I might let you know in the next few days. Can’t wait for it.

So what are my impressions so far?

Well, I wanted to make a youtube video about it, but some readers told me they prefer written stuff. So I went hybrid this time, with text to read and just short video clips of 10 seconds in those cases I feel they are useful.

The First Look

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Fujifilm X-H2/s Victory Parade Begins: CineD Declares X-H2 Best Mirrorless Camera of 2022 and Explora Awards X-H2 and X-H2S


Oh yes… it’s that time of the year when everybody starts listing the best and worst gear of the year.

The first list we got is this one over at Explora, where the B&H team declared the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-H2s the best cameras of 2022.

  1. Fujifilm X-H2S & Fujifilm X-H2
  2. Sony A7rV
  3. Hasselblad X2D 100C
  4. Leica M11
  5. Panasonic GH6
  6. Canon R6
  7. OM-1
  8. Canon R7
  9. Nikon Z30

You can read why they included both X-H2 and X-H2s on the top spot and what they say about it, read the full article at B&H Explora.


CineD does not limit themselves to test gear in a lab. Nope, they actually work with the cameras, shoot mini-documentaries and are out on the field with gear that needs to get the job done.

And from all cameras launched in 2022, the one that really stood out for them was the Fujifilm X-H2.

So much so, that they declared it the best mirrorless camera of 2022 (for video).

It’s no surprise that it won over the Fujifilm X-T5, as CineD is more video-centric in their content creation, and for that purpose the Fujifilm X-H2 simply offers more flexibility over the X-T5.

With up to 8K ProRes HQ internal recording and a 40.2MP sensor, this camera is aimed to satisfy the needs of serious content creators. This camera is extremely flexible when it comes to recording formats and resolutions, promising to assist you when negotiating with clients about their final output needs.

This FUJIFILM X-H2 has become an all-rounder for us at CineD. It’s like having a “Swiss Army Knife” at our disposal.

You can read their full article on why they awarded the Fujifilm X-H2 (also over the X-H2s) here at CineD.

The Fujifilm X-T5 is Shipping (and in Stock) – Here are the Top 5 Accessories I Can Recommend

With the Fujifilm X-T5 now shipping (and even being in stock at B&H & co), I thought I make a list of accessories I can recommend to you.

1) Dual Battery Charger, but Which One?

The Fujifilm X-T5 does not come with an external charger in the box, so you better get one.

You can get the Fujifilm original one (BC-W235) or get a more affordable third party solution like the Nitecore FX3 dual charger.

I own both and if I’d have to nail it down to Pros and Cons, I’d say the Fujifilm BC-W235 charges a bit faster but the Nitecore FX3 is more compact and more affordable. So it’s up to you to set your priority.

2) Spare Battery, but Which One?

For many of you the Fujifilm X-T5 might be the first camera with the new NP-W235 battery. And even though you’ll enjoy much longer battery life compared to the NP-W126S, it’s best to get at least another battery.

Which one? Well, after having had my first third party battery fail last year, where my Patona swelled up in my X-E3 and I had to fiddle around to get it out, I think the safest way to go is with original batteries.

Sure, it was much cheaper than the original battery, so I can’t complain about its shorter life span. But going forward I will stick with the original.

3) Only recommended SD Cards (with difference over X-T4 recommended cards)

If, like me, you used an X-T4 and now upgraded to the Fujifilm X-T5, and you bought your SD-Cards based on the officially recommended cards list for the Fujifilm X-T4, then you have to be aware that there have been changes.

Some UHS-II cards recommended for the Fujifilm X-T4 (for example the Toshiba Exceria Pro) are now no longer recommended for the 40 megapixel Fujifilm X-T5. The updated list for X-T5 contains:

The detailed list of recommeded cards for X-T5 can be found here and for X-T4 here.

4) Good Bye Selfie Screen, Welcome Screen Protector

One of the cool things of my Fujifilm X-T4 is that I can flip the screen inwards and hence keep it nicely protected (and it gives it an ultimate retro touch, as it looks to be a camera with no LCD screen at all).

However, with the 3 way screen of the Fujifilm X-T5 that is no longer possible.

But don’t panic, the solution to this is cheap and efficient: buy a touch sensitive screen protector. I buy those usually at my local store, so they also apply it on my camera right on the spot.

5) Give it a Cool Touch

The Fujifilm X-T5 is a wonderful looking camera, but if you want to put the icing on the cake and make it perfect, you can get one of those little X custom hot shoe covers.

X Hot Shoe Cover for USA:

X Hot Shoe Cover for EUROPE:

X Hot Shoe Cover Amazon Worldwide

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Fujifilm X-T5 Owners Manual Available

The Fujifilm X-T5 owners manual is now available for download in PDF here and in HTML here.

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Fujifilm Managers Interview: About Internal Camera Memory, X Pan Aspect Ratio, ISO Button Gate on X-H2/s and More – FujiCast

In the lastest Fujicast episode, Kevin and Neale have, among the others, a talk with Fujifilm UK manager Andreas Georghiades and they also go to the Fujifilm headquarter in Japan and talk to product planers.

Needless to say, the talk mostly gravitates around the Fujifilm X-T5. Down below is a summary as well as the podcast to listen.

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