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FujiFilm X-T30 Review | One For the Pros

In Today’s review, I’m taking a look at the FujiFilm X-T30. I finally got my hands on one a little while ago and gave it my best shot.

Big thanks to FujiFilm AU for sending this out for review!

The FujiFilm X-T30 is one of FujiFilms newest mirrorless digital cameras, Released in late March 2019, the latest model to join the X Series, is known for superior image quality delivered with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

Design and Features

FujiFlm X-T30 Front

Included in the box is a Li-ion battery, AC power adapter, Plug Adapter, USB cable, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool and an Owner’s manual.

The body of the FujiFilm X-T30 is made entirely out of aluminium with a grippy plastic at the front. It feels super sturdy and heavy and definitely gives the user a premium feeling experience.

At The top of the body are 3 dials to change the settings for your picture taking session as well as the On/Off switch and a hot shoe mount with the flash built into that. On the front is a tactile wheel which you can set to do a range of things, I had mine set to change ISO. 

FujiFlm X-T30 Left Side

To the left side is one of the hoops for the optional neck strap. Behind the plastic door you will find a USB-C port, A Micro HDMI connector and a 3.5mm auxiliary microphone jack.

On the base is the standard tripod mount and the battery door which is where the battery and SD card go.

FujiFlm X-T30 Back

On the back is where you will find the 3” LCD display which you can use to take photos or if you prefer, you can use the viewfinder.

Features

Back-illuminated 26.1 megapixel image sensor

The FUJIFILM X-T30 features the X Series’ fourth-generation X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. Boasting a resolution of 26.1MP, the sensor uses the unique X-Trans color filter array to reduce moiré and false colors without the need for an optical low pass filter. Its back-illuminated structure enhances image quality while reducing noise levels and extending the sensitivity to ISO160.

Perfectly paired image processing engine for maximum performance

The new X-Processor 4 has a quad-core design to utilize the full potential of the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. This combination of processor and sensor is behind the enhanced Film Simulation mode. This enables you to achieve richer colors and tones, as well as significant improvement in the camera’s ability to track a moving subject, faster and more accurate autofocus, and enhanced 4K/30P video capabilities.

Tilting touchscreen LCD monitor

The FUJIFILM X-T30 features a 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen LCD monitor that has a 3:2 aspect ratio and approx. 1.04 million dots. The tilting design enables easy shooting from high and low angles. All shooting information, normally displayed on the monitor, can be turned off if you want to concentrate on taking the picture.

Captive Touchscreen Panel

Equipped with a capacitive touchscreen panel, the FUJIFILM X-T30 allows touch-based controls during shooting, such as “Touch AF,” “Touch Focus Area Selection,” “Touch Shot” and “Touch Function”. This capability means you can move your focus area faster and more intuitively than ever before or simply use a swipe motion to scroll through images when reviewing.

Enhanced grip and handling.

The FUJIFILM X-T30 uses an eight-direction lever instead of the traditional 4 way selecter buttons. This gives the camera’s compact body extra room to grip the camera for added stability. At the same time, the grip thickness has been increased so the camera sits more comfortably in your hand.

The face- and eye-detection AF during Video Recording

Face and eye-detection AF is also available when recording video. Together with the “Face Select” function, you can switch who is in focus while recording by using the touchscreen panel or the Focus Lever.

Mechanical Shutter and Electronic Shutter

The FUJIFILM X-T30 can shoot continuously at up to 8.0fps in full resolution when using the mechanical shutter, and offers the Sport Viewfinder mode, which shoots pictures within a cropped area representing approx. 16.6 megapixels (1.25x crop), marked within the viewfinder view, so that you can check the movements of a subject even before it comes into the shooting frame. By using the electronic shutter, the FUJIFILM X-T30 supports blackout-free high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30fps*1. When the electronic shutter is selected, you can also choose the Silent mode.

Lenses

The FujiFilm X-T30 uses FujiFilm’s X Mount system for lenses which gives the X-T30 a wide range of available lenses to use.

Image Quality

Now, I am by no means the world’s best photographer. In fact I’d say I’m a pretty sh*tty photographer but here’s my attempt.

FujiFlm X-T30 Sample Image
FujiFlm X-T30 Sample Image

And now for some professional ones from the FujiFilm website.

FujiFlm X-T30 Sample Image
Credit: FujiFilm
FujiFlm X-T30 Sample Image
Credit: FujiFilm

Firmware

The Firmware on the FujiFilm X-T30 is really nice and intuitive to use. The menus flow really well and are easy to navigate. Setting it up is easy and only takes around 5 minutes. One thing I did have trouble with is navigating the menu with the touchscreen as some of the buttons are quite small and easy to miss press

Basically every function of the X-T30 can be programmed into the customizable buttons to make life a little easier out in the field.

Pricing

From what I could find online, the FujiFilm X-T30 can be picked up from around $1200-$1500 AUD.

Technical Specs

There are so many specs listed for the FujiFilm X-T30 that I would be retired typing them all out, so here are some screenshots from the FujiFilm website 🙂

FujiFlm X-T30 Spec List
FujiFlm X-T30 Spec List
FujiFlm X-T30 Spec List

Conclusion

I had a good time with the FujiFilm X-T30, It’s a great camera with great potential. It really isn’t marketed for beginners, it is definitely made for intermediate to expert photographers.

But overall, really good. It has great image quality and a massive range of lenses availalbe.

Buy one from the Digital Camera Warehouse.

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