Fujifilm have always impressed us when it came down to their mid range X-T camera series. We were super fond of the X-T20 and we were excited when Fujifilm Australia rocked up to our door with the Fujifilm X-T30. Without further ado, let’s get into this review.
- 26.1 Megapixel BSI-CMOS Sensor
- 4K30 Ultra-HD Video Recording
- 30fps Burst Mode Shooting
- 425-Point Hybrid Autofocus System
Design and Handling
The body of the Fujifilm X-T30 is quite compact and of a similar size to the X-T20. Therefore making the X-T30 quite travel friendly. For users with big hands the grip on the Fujifilm X-T30 is shallow, so we advise purchasing a grip to make it more comfortable.
At the back of the camera the D-Pad has now been removed and replaced with a joystick. For some users this may be an issue, as that is four potential setting buttons removed. However with the touch screen and joystick movement, navigating the camera is still quite simple.
Another interesting addition is the inclusion of a USB-C port on the side of the Fujifilm X-T30. The USB-C port which allows for charging in camera and with a dongle can be used for audio monitoring via headphones.
The X-T30 borrows the same internals as the Fujifilm X-T3, therefore making the X-T30 an extremely powerful camera. The autofocus on the X-T30 is extremely snappy and responsive. Facial detection and eye autofocus features work as they should too. In terms of video autofocus performance, the X-T30 does an a great job in AF-C for maintaining focus.
Image quality on the Fujifilm X-T30 is exceptional. The 26.1 MP sensor boasts great contrast, colours, clarity and great dynamic range. It is quite impressive for an APS-C sensor.
For the price point, the Fujifilm X-T30 is one of the best value for money cameras out right now. With it’s extensive hardware, this is the perfect camera for any traveller or enthusiast. If you are looking for weather sealing, better ergonomics or dual card slots than it may be worth going the extra mile and go for the X-T3.
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