DCW: Fujifilm X-T5 Review – The Three-way tilting LCD Won’t Please Everyone

Digital Camera World published its Fujifilm X-T5 review, and it is quite positive, but I find it interesting that their only con is that the three-way tilting LCD won’t please everyone. I am one of the unhappy customers because I do like the design of Fujifilm’s three-way tilting LCD, but I prefer the X-T4’s variable angle design because 99% of the time, I want my rear LCD turned off and protected by facing the body, plus I don’t have to purchase a screen protector. Having a selfie screen can also be very useful, but it is not something that interests me. You can read a summary of the review below, or you can read the full review here.

You might be wondering why you’d buy the Fujifilm X-T5 over the X-H2 – as they both share the same sensor and processor. What’s the difference? There’s a major ergonomic difference between the two cameras, as the X-H2 has a mode dial while the X-T5 has a shutter dial.

The X-H2 also has a bigger buffer, better movie functionality and can shoot up to 8K, with a better viewfinder. Because of the higher buffer, the X-H2 also has a CFExpress card slot. But it’s about $300/£200 more expensive.

So it really comes down to what you want and what shoot. The X-T5 is a more ‘traditional’ enthusiast camera in both looks and handling, while the X-H2 is for professionals. Both will take Fujifilm X-mount lenses(opens in new tab).

So far though, it feels like the Fujifilm X-T5 is a welcome 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 beautiful, lightweight camera with traditional controls.


  • 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P
  • Light, compact design
  • Cheaper than Fujifilm X-H2


  • Three-way tilting LCD won’t please everyone

Fujifilm X-T5 Black:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T5 Silver:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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