Hi I just bought an Xt3 and made my first real-estate video.
Lens used Sigma 30mm f/1.4 & FujiFilm X Lens XF18-55mm for close ups & Laowa 9mm F2.8 for wide angle shots.
I was wondering what people believe the absolute best settings are for the best video quality possible.
I would also like some feedback on my first real-estate video as im a beginner and self taught.
This was shot in flog, 4k 60fps, 200mbs
Really appreciate any advice. thank you!
From my experience with both of those lenses I would say no. Remember though that you will get an improvement using them with 40mp, just not as much as with the sharper lenses. How much of an improvement I don't know. Resolution is determined by the product of all the system components.
With the Fuji X-T5, Fujifilm introduces the fifth generation of the most successful Fuji X class. It is already the third top model to be introduced this year after Fuji X-H2s and X-H2.
Even though positioning and price are not decisively different from the X-H2, most Fuji X photographers will know directly which model they will choose. While the X-H series is more similar to the operating concept of other manufacturers, the Fuji X-T5 is aimed at photographers who want maximum quality with a classic, tactile operating concept.
The FUJIFILM X-T5 will be available in silver and black from November 17, 2022 at a price of 1,999 € in stores.
Fuji X-T5 chrome available for pre-order at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon US
Fuji X-T5 black available for pre-order at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon US
The Fujifilm X-T5 at a glance
40.2 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR (BSI CMOS)
IBIS with compensation up to 7 EV
Electronic viewfinder, 0.8x, 24mm eye point, 3.69 MP, 100 fps
Tiltable 3" LCD monitor
Continuous shooting 15 fps (mechanical) / 20 fps (electronic)
Mechanical shutter 1/8000 sec
Electronic shutter 1/180,000 sec.
Dual UHS-II slot
6K/30P, Apple ProRes RAW via HDMI
Battery life: approx. 740 images with NP-W235
Fujifilm launches mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5”
Featuring the latest 40.2MP sensor and image processing engine to deliver superior image quality and fast AF
Equipped with three dials on the top panel and a three-way tilting LCD monitor despite being lightweight and compact
TOKYO, November 2, 2022 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) announces that it will launch of the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5” (X-T5) sequentially after the middle of November, 2022. It is the latest addition to the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras known for their compact and lightweight body and superior image quality based on the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology.
X-T5 features the fifth-generation devices, i.e. the back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR”*1 and the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 5.” Its superior image quality and high mobility make it a perfect choice for still photography. The compact camera body, weighing just 557g*2, is equipped with advanced features including the five-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) of up to 7.0 stops*3, as well as AI-based subject-detection AF and high-speed AF. Other features include three dials: ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, and three-way tilting LCD monitor delivering greater comfort in photo shooting. The X-T5 will be a perfect companion to cover a wide variety of photographic genres from snapshots / documentary photography, in which its portability is a major asset, to landscape photography and portraiture, which demands superior image quality.
The X-T5 also features the back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR” and the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 5.” Superior image quality is made possible thanks to the Smooth Skin Effect, in which human skin tone is automatically re-touched, and AI-based high-precision auto white balance. The ability to use ISO125 as standard sensitivity and the high shutter speed of up to 1/180000 seconds provides diverse photographic expressions. The X-T5 boasts a compact body weighing approximately 557g, about 50g lighter than the previous model*4. Other features that facilitate high mobility include the five-axis IBIS of up to 7.0-stops, the AI-based subject detection AF for maintaining a focus on animals and birds, and high-speed AF to attain focus on a subject in as fast as 0.02 seconds.
The X-T5 inherits X-T Series’ signature Center Viewfinder style and dial operation. A 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD monitor is equipped, which makes the shooting in vertical position or at waist level*5 more comfortable. Other features that add comfort to users’ experiences include the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P, the viewfinder magnification of 0.8x, 3.69-million-dot EVF and dual SD-card slots, catering to a wide range of user needs.
Fujifilm has taken the X Series into the fifth generation, introducing the X-H2S (in July this year) and the X-H2 (in September this year) featuring the new image sensor and the high-speed image processing engine. They are positioned as Fujifilm’s double-flagship models and marketed globally. By adding X-T5 which pursues high level of image quality and portability and is optimized for stills, the company continues to broaden the appeals of the X Series further.
*1 X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*2 Including battery and memory card.
*3 When mounted with the FUJINON Lens XF35mmF1.4 R.
*4 Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4”.
*5 A shooting style in which the camera is held at waist.
1. Product features
(1) Carrying X Series’ fifth generation sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR” to deliver superior image quality
The X-T5 carries X Series’ fifth generation sensor, the back-illuminated 40.2MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR.” The use of an improved image processing algorithm delivers advanced image resolution without compromising the S/N ratio.
The new sensor can take in more light efficiently thanks to its improved pixel structure, which means ISO125 is available as a standard sensitivity. Exposure time is controlled in high precision, allowing users to set the electronic shutter speed as fast as 1/180000 seconds. This means large-aperture lenses can be used wide open in a greater variety of conditions.
The Smooth Skin Effect, which automatically smooths the skin tone, is also featured, reducing post-processing workload required in portrait photography, etc., so that images can be finished at a high degree of perfection much quicker than ever before.
The X-T5 features Auto White Balance based on the Deep Learning technology. The AI technology accurately identifies warm light-bulb color cast to adjust white balance for improved accuracy.
The X-T5 comes with 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Users can use Film Simulation presets, designed for various subject types and scenes, as if they are choosing photographic films to suit the subject or situations.
This camera features the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, which quadruples image resolution and produces accurate color reproduction. The IBIS mechanism is used to shift the image sensor at high precision to carry out automatic shooting of 20 frames in a single click of the shutter. The dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” processes the captured frames to generate an image containing some 160 million pixels, ideal for commercial photography and digital archiving of cultural assets.
The camera supports the HEIF format, which enables recording images with a rich 10-bit color depth despite being approximately 70% of the size of an equivalent JPEG file. It can store high-quality image data more efficiently.
(2) High-performance AF to accurately attain focus on the subject
The X-T5 can autofocus in as fast as 0.02 seconds, ensuring to capture a decisive photo opportunity.
The subject-detection AF, developed with Deep Learning technology, is capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, airplanes and trains with AI technology. The system automatically tracks a subject while maintaining focus, so that users can concentrate on shutter opportunities and framing.
The X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor has a greater number of phase detection pixels than the previous model, resulting in an improved ability to attain AF-S6 focus on a subject with high-frequency such as animal furs and fine leaves, enabling accurate focusing in landscape photography and portraiture. The use of an improved AF prediction algorithm offers stable focusing also in the AF-C mode7.
*6 AF-S autofocuses on a subject when the shutter button is half-pressed, and keeps it locked once the focus is attained.
*7 AF-C continuously maintains focus on a subject within the focus area while the shutter button is half-pressed.
(3) Hardware and design that delivers operational comfort to provide powerful support to users’ content creation
The X-T5 features a five-axis IBIS of up to 7.0-stops. Users can shoot hand-held even in low light conditions such as nightscape photography.
The X-T5 features three dials on the top panel for controlling ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation. Users can check and change camera settings even before turning it on, bringing operational comfort.
The 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD monitor is newly equipped allowing the shooting in vertical position or at the waist level, frequently used when shooting stills.
The camera is equipped with a high-magnification 3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. The viewfinder provides stellar visibility thanks to the improved suppression of parallax and distortion, which typically occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder.
Lightening the parts of IBIS and EVF has resulted in a compact body that weighs just 557g. This is coupled with the camera’s weather-resistant structure and ability to operate at temperatures as low as -10℃ to allow users to take the X-T5 into any conditions with peace of mind.
(4) Extensive video features including 6.2K/30P capability
The X-T5 can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P on an SD card inserted in the camera. It features the 4K HQ mode, which uses 6.2K over-sampling to produce high-quality 4K video. The dual memory card slots for SD cards is also featured to deliver video in superior image resolution.
The X-T5 features F-Log2 for recording video in enriched tonality, adding freedom in post-production creativity.
Combined with a compatible HDMI recording device, ATMOS NINJA V+8 or Blackmagic Design’s Video Assist 12G9, 12-bit RAW video output from X-T5 can be recorded as Apple ProRes RAW*10 or Blackmagic RAW at resolutions and frame rates of up to 6K and 30 frames per second.
*8 An integrated monitor and recorder by ATOMOS.
*9 An integrated monitor and recorder by Blackmagic Design.
*10 Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
2. Optional accessories
Hand grip “MHG-XT5” (for X-T5)
This grip substantially improves users’ ability to hand-hold the camera even when a large-aperture lens is mounted, thereby reducing motion blur. The hand grip does not have to be removed to change a battery or SD card. The base can be used as a plate compatible with the Arca-Swiss quick release system.
For these requirements, a X-H2 or X-H2s is serious overkill, you could use a X-T4 or one of the older models and record the video and meet these spec requirements. The only kicker is the interlaced video — that is an older over-the-air-broadcast-video type, using progressive scan video came in with the digital video delivery days. You can convert the types, p —> i. If you really need interlaced video, internet search engines are your friend!
Here are the specs for the X-H2:
Scroll down to the video sections, you will be looking for [Full HD] 1920 x 1080 25p, which gives a range of bit rates from the 50mbps to much higher quality bitrates, but note: everything with p after the number means progressive scan.
Actually I believe with the 3-way tillt you could get the Sensor/Camera CLOSER to the ground - allowing a more level staight-on shot. Not possible with the Articulating screen as it gets in the way of the ground flipped out all the way.
That's a very unfair comment cpX. I have an X-T2 which I bought in 2016 and is still going strong (now converted to infra-red), an X-T3 and an XE -3. All still working. I know photographers that have had Nikons and Canons that have failed. You can be unlucky with any make. Remember the Canon eos 5d mirror problem? They used to fall out. And the Nikon oil on sensor problem? Not to mention the Leica M8 with the peeling sensor cover glass coating.
You could opt for a variable ND filter that allows you to determine the amount of reduction of light by rotating the filter. It saves on the number of ND filters you have to buy. However, the cheaper variable ND filters tend to suffer a bit more from purple color cast, so make sure you buy a really good one. In my experience the ones from B+W, Hoya and Cokin are very good.
@cpX listed some basic steps for getting the frames, the manual page for the internal intervalometer is here:
That body can also use external intervalometers, (you set the shutter to ‘bulb’ and the external gadget takes it from there based on how you set it up). That gives you a wider range of shutter times, etc. than the built-in one does A company called Vello offers many different options, make sure though the jack that plugs into the camera is the correct size, if I recall correctly, it is the 2.5mm size, the same as the ones for Canon cameras.
As far as stacking / blending the frames to get the end result image, I do not know if that body offers that option, but from what I have seen in other bodies that do, doing it internally usually discards the beginning and intermediate frames, so if you wanted to go back and redo something, you are out of luck. It maybe better to use other software to do that.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
As requested here are some of the first images I took with the Samyang f2.8 100mm macro lens.
These are all jpegs straight out of camera (no processing) and hand held. I used iso800 to get a reasonable speed but the IBIS made a big difference.
I have to say my main problem is the limited depth of field and focussing hand held is difficult.
Using the MF assist I have experimented using Focus peak highlighting and Digital microprism. I have found the latter to be more useful when very close.
The toadstools are appx. 2cm diameter.
The lilly flower (DSCF9402) is appx. 5cm diam.
The Salvia flower (DSCF9439) is appx. 1cm diam.
Thanks for your interest jerryy.