A lightweight camera with heavyweight features: Fuji announces X-T30 mirrorless camera


posted Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:01 AM EST

Click here for the full details on the Fuji X-T30


Like the Fuji X-T10 and X-T20 before it, the newly-announced Fujifilm X-T30 camera blends high-end performance with a compact and lightweight form factor. The X-T30 shares many features and specifications from the highly-acclaimed Fujifilm X-T3 (our 2018 Camera of the Year), including the imaging pipeline. Featuring a 26.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and quad-core CPU X-Processor 4, the X-T30 offers numerous upgrades over the X-T20.

While at first glance the X-T30 looks nearly identical to the X-T20, there are a few notable differences. The button layout on the back of the camera has changed, as has the design of the thumb grip. Further, the OLED EVF, while offering the same size and resolution as the one found in the X-T20, is now brighter and has a higher refresh rate.

The back of the Fuji X-T30 features a few changes, including a new joystick
in place of a four-way directional keypad

Under the hood, the new sensor is a big change. Not only does it offer slightly more megapixels, it also has a lower base ISO. The entire image area is also covered by phase-detect autofocus points, which represents a substantial change when compared to the X-T20's autofocus system.

With its new sensor and an improved processor, the X-T30 comes equipped with improved video features and functionality too. Capable of recording DCI 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, the X-T30 offers 10-bit 4:2:2 video out via its HDMI port and includes Fujifilm's Eterna Film Simulation, which is specifically aimed at videography. For high-speed shooting, the X-T30 can also shoot 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second.

The X-T30 includes the same 26.1-megapixel sensor as the X-T3.

For the full scoop on the Fujifilm X-T30, including our signature First Shots lab samples, head over to our Fuji X-T30 Preview. There you will find a breakdown of how the X-T30 improves upon its predecessor and learn when you can purchase one for yourself.

Fuji X-T30 PreviewFirst Shots