Fuji X30 Flash

Built-in Flash Test Results

Coverage, Exposure and Range
Good flash performance overall.

Wide Angle, f/2.0

Coverage. Flash coverage was a little narrow at wide angle, leaving slightly dim corners and edges in our flash coverage test image, but not as bad as some cameras we've tested. We no longer test flash coverage at telephoto, as it is invariably better, making wide angle the worst case scenario.

Normal Flash, +0.3EV Slow Sync Flash, +0.3 EV

Exposure. Our Indoor Portrait test scene came out fairly bright with +0.3 EV of flash exposure compensation, about average for this shot at f/4 and ISO 200, however higher exposure compensation made no difference. And the X30 used a relatively quick shutter speed of 1/85s, which is very good. (Some cameras reduce shutter speed to below 1/40s, which can be problematic and lead to subject motion blur.) Slow-sync mode was also well-exposed at +0.3 EV, but quite a bit warmer due to the ambient lighting with a 1/8s shutter speed.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range

16.4 feet
f/2.8, ISO 3200

Manufacturer Specified Flash Range Test. The Fuji X30's flash range is rated at 7.0m or 22.9 feet at wide angle, and 5.0m or 16.4 feet at telephoto, with ISO sensitivity set to Auto. As you can see from the test shot at full telephoto above, the Fuji X30 produced a very bright flash target (it's actually overexposed) at 16.4 feet with Auto ISO, though it boosted ISO to 3200 to achieve that result. We shoot this test shot using the manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.


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