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The X-T30 was introduced by Fujifilm in February 2019. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.
Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.
The X-T30 features a CMOS X-TRANS IV sensor in APS-C size that has an area of approximately 24 x 16 mm² (0.93" x 0.61").
This infographic compares the X-T30's sensor to other common formats:
(The 1-Euro coin used for scale has a diameter of 23.25mm, slightly smaller than a US quarter.)
The X-T30's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 26 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.
The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
The X-T30 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.
|Sensor area||23.60 x 15.60mm²|
(0.93" x 0.61")
|Type||CMOS X-TRANS IV|
|Resolution (physical)||26.10 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||26.10 megapixel|
|Pixel size||14.20 µm²|
All compatible X-Bajonett lenses can be mounted to the X-T30.
Currently, approximately more than 25 X-Bajonett lenses are available, not counting lenses by third-party manufacturers. Further lenses can be connected via suitable adapters.
The X-T30 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.The magnifcation is c. 0.62x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.
The infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnification of the X-T30. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size. The red frame indicates the largest viewfinder magnification in any digital camera on the market today (0.85x).
Tip: If the viewfinder image of the X-T30 is fuzzy, us the little wheel next to the viewfinder to adjust the sharpness.
The X-T30's shutter speeds range from 1/4000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/4000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The X-T30's sensitivity goes from 200 ISO und 12800 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
Additionally, the Fujifilm's sensitivity can be boosted to 51200. However, ISO boosting will almost always lead to an increase in noise.
|Min. sensitivity||200 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||12800 ISO|
The X-T30 supports all common metering modes.
The Fujifilm will also allow spot metering, a must for challenging motives.
The X-T30's auto focus processor uses 425 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).
Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The X-T30 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will work for most situations.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Fujifilm's hotshoe. Very useful for indirect flashes or for trigggering remote flashes.
The X-T30 features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.04 megapixel. That's about average.
The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The X-T30's monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don't work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
When recording videos with the X-T30, the highest supported resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixel, in other words 4K Video.
The camera features a connector for an external microphone, a neccessity for good video sound. A built-in mike will record everything in front and to the sides of the camera which is mostly not desired. Internal microphones also tend to record camera sounds like focus beeps.
Videos with the Fujifilm X-T30 at a glance:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|...with frame rates||24 frames/second|
|CONNECTIVITY & WIRELESS|
The X-T30 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera.
Another option to transfer images to the smartphone is Bluetooth (Note: Bluetooth connections will not always transmit images or videos with full resolution.)
In situations where wireless won't work reliably, a wired connection can be used.Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Fujifilm connects to your PC over USB 2.0. Given the high resolution that the camera supports, USB 3.0 would have been a nice addition.
The Fujifilm's connectivity at a glance:
What memory cards can be used with the Fujifilm X-T30?
The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards.
With an average image size of 12 megabytes (JPEG, fine) a 32 GByte memory card would hold up to 2670 images.
Supported memory cards at a glance:
Let's have a look at some other features of the Fujifilm X-T30:
The X-T30 doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver. If you want to add coordinates to your photos, you'll have to do so in 3rd party software like Adobe Lightroom. However, with Wifi built-in, location data can also be added via a connected smartphone.
The X-T30 doesn't have a built-in stabilizer. That would have been a plus when using legacy zooms or tele lenses without stabilizer.
A nice addition is the Fujifilm's electronic level. The camera displays an indicator on the monitor that makes it super-easy to level the camera horizontally, very useful when doing architectural photography.
The camera has a built-in function to facilitate creating panoramas: While panning the Fujifilm over the scene, the camera takes a sequence of images which are then automatically assembled to form a panorama.
If you are into HDRs, the camera won't create those automatically. You will have to manually create image sequences and later assemble those sequnces in third-party software.
The X-T30 is not environmentally sealed against dust and moisture; keep that in mind in the rain and on the beach.
The Fujifilm's features in a handy table:
The Fujifilm X-T30 works with a NP-W126S LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 380 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The X-T30's battery at a glance:
|Battery life||380 photos|
The Fujifilm X-T30's dimensions are 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm³. (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8"). That's the body only, without lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 383 grams (12.4 oz.). Add to this the weight of the lens.
Front and top view of the X-T30 with dimensions:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The X-T30 is clearly bigger:
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Our rating of the Fujifilm X-T30
A well designed and specified camera, the X-T30 appeals to enthusiast photographers who want a fast and portable ILC. An excellent viewfinder, support for 4K video and Fujifilm's great lens selection make for a winning and surprisingly affordable combination.
Considerably cheaper than Fuji's current APS-C flagship, the Fujifilm X-T3, the X-T30 is a recommendation for people who don't need the latest and greatest feature set and rather prefer to invest the extra money in lenses. The more expensive X-T2 brings USB 3.0, weather sealing, and a better viewfinder but is identical in most other aspects.
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