Fujifilm has announced a new enthusiast-level X-Series camera, the X-T30, which replaces the popular X-T20.
The Fuji X-T30 borrows much of its specification from the X-T3 above it, having the same 4th Generation image sensor and processor. This means its APS-C format sensor has a pixel count of 26.1 million.
Fuji has improved the autofocus system for the X-T30 which has 100% phase detection coverage.
In addition, the AF algorithm has been reworked from that used in the Fujifilm X-T3 to enable more advanced AF-tracking performance and better face and eye detection.
Another key change in comparison with the X-T20 is the introduction of a Focus Lever (joystick). This has proved popular on other X-Series cameras including the X-E3, X-T2 and X-T3.
Compact and lightweight
At just 383g, the X-T30 is highly portable. However, the redesigned grip is said to make it more comfortable to use with long lenses.
In addition, the Focus Lever takes the place of the navigation pad so there’s more room on the back of the camera for the photographer’s thumb.
Fuji has also reduced the thickness of the rear screen by 1.3mm and made the touchscreen more responsive.
Like the X-T3, the X-T30 has Fujifilm‘s 4th generation X Trans CMOS image sensor and X Processor. This means it can capture the same quality images as the popular X-T3.
The native sensitivity (ISO) range now extends down to ISO 160, which is an extended setting on the X-T20. It’s also possible to use this value when shooting raw files.
According to Fujifilm, the X-T30 (and the X-T3) has the best AF performance and functionality of any X-Series camera. A total of 2.16 million phase detection pixels means approximately 4x as many pixels are used for focusing as by the X-T20.
Furthermore, the low light sensitivity has reduced from +0.5EV to -3EV. That should ensure better focusing in dim conditions.
The X-T30 also makes use of the faster processing engine and the new AF algorithm to boost its Face & Eye detection.
A Face Select function has also been introduced to enable photographers to target individuals in a crowd for focusing.
The X-T30 video specification makes a significant step up on that of the X-T20. It records in 6K (6240×3510) and downsamples to 4K (3810×2160) at 30p for better quality. It’s also possible so record DCI format (17:9), for more cinematic-looking footage.
When 4K/30P video is written to an SD card it is output in 4:2:0 8bit. However, when an external HDMI device is used for recording, the X-T30 can output 4:2:2 10bit in F-Log mode. This widens the appeal of the camera to more serious videographers.
The eye tracking functionality is also available during video recording.
The X-T30 has 16 Film Simulation modes thanks to the addition of the Eterna mode. This is primarily designed for when shooting video as it produces flatter footage that’s more suitable for grading.
Price and Availability
The Fujifilm X-T30 will be available three colours, Black, Silver and Charcoal Silver. The Black and Silver versions will go on sale in March 2019. The Charcoal Silver version will go on sale in May.
The Fuji X-T30’s price is:
Fujifilm X-T30 Body Only – £ 849.00
Fuji X-T30 with XC15-45mm lens £ 899.00
Fuji X-T30 with XF 18-55 lens £ 1,199.00
|Number of effective pixels||26.1 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.5mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary color filter|
|Sensor Cleaning system||Ultra Sonic Vibration|
|Storage media||SD memory card (~2GB) / SDHC memory card (~32GB) / SDXC memory card (~512GB)|
|File format of still image||JPEG: Exif Ver.2.3 *1, RAW: 14bit RAW (RAF original format) / RAW+JPEG|
|Number of recorded pixels||［L］〈3:2〉 6240 × 4160 〈16:9〉 6240 × 3512 〈1:1〉 4160 × 4160|
|［M］〈3:2〉 4416 × 2944 〈16:9〉 4416 × 2488 〈1:1〉 2944 × 2944|
|［S］〈3:2〉 3120 × 2080 〈16:9〉 3120 × 1760 〈1:1〉 2080 × 2080|
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Sensitivity||Standard output||AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO160~12800 (1/3 step)|
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted|
|Exposure mode||P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)|
|Exposure compensation||-5.0EV~+5.0EV 1/3EV step (Movie: -2.0EV~+2.0EV)|
|Shutter type||Focal Plane Shutter|
|Shutter speed||Mechanical Shutter||P mode: 4sec. to 1/4000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/4000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/4000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.|
|Electronic Shutter *2||P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: 1sec. Fixed|
|P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.|
|Synchronized shutter speed for flash||1/180sec. or slower|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG： 26 frames Lossless compression RAW： 17 frames Uncompressed RAW： 17 frames)|
|Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG： 53 frames Lossless compression RAW： 17 frames Uncompressed RAW： 17 frames)|
|Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG： 95 frames Lossless compression RAW： 18 frames Uncompressed RAW： 18 frames)|
|Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter ] (JPEG: 32 frames Lossless compression RAW: 17 frames Uncompressed RAW: 17 frames)|
|Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter ] (JPEG: 81 frames Lossless compression RAW: 18 frames Uncompressed RAW: 18 frames)|
|Approx. 8fps (JPEG: 90 frames Lossless compression RAW: 18 frames Uncompressed RAW: 18 frames)|
|Approx. 5fps (JPEG: 205 frames Lossless compression RAW: 24 frames Uncompressed RAW: 19 frames)|
|Approx. 4fps (JPEG: 209 frames Lossless compression RAW: 28 frames Uncompressed RAW: 20 frames)|
|Approx. 3fps (JPEG: 216 frames Lossless compression RAW: 34 frames Uncompressed RAW: 21 frames)|
|Pre-shot: Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 10 frames while half press, max. 12 frames after full press, total max. 22 frames)|
|Pre-shot: Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 10 frames while half press, max. 22 frames after full press, total max. 32 frames)|
|Pre-shot: Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 10 frames while half press, max. 68 frames after full press, total max. 78 frames)|
|*Recordable frames depends on recording media|
|*Speed of continuous shooting depends on shooting environment and shooting frames|
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing (Frames: -2, -3, +3, +2, ±9, ±7, ±5, ±3 Step: 1/3EV, 2/3EV, 1EV, 4/3EV、5/3EV、2EV、7/3EV、8/3EV、3EV)|
|Film Simulation bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)|
|Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)|
|ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)|
|White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)|
|Focus Bracketing (Frames: 1～999, Step: 1~10, Interval: 0~10s)|
|Focus||Mode||Single AF / Continuous AF / MF|
|Type||Intelligent Hybrid AF
(TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF)
|Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13×9 / 25×17 (Changeable size of AF frame)
Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7 from 91 areas on 13×9 grid
Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area) *AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking
|White balance||Automatic Scene recognition / Custom1~3 / Color temperature selection (2500K~10000K) / Preset: Fine,
Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White),
Incandescent light, Underwater
|Self-timer||10sec. / 2sec.|
|Interval timer shooting||Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)|
|Flash||Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)|
|Guide number : approx. 7 (ISO200 · m) / approx. 5 (ISO100 · m)|
|Flash modes||TTL(FLASH AUTO / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC.) / MANUAL / COMMANDER / OFF|
|1ST CURTAIN / 2ND CURTAIN|
|Hot shoe||Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|Viewfinder||0.39 inch approx. 2.36 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%
Magnification: 0.62× with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1
Diagonal angle of view: approx. 31° (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 26° ) Built-in eye sensor
AUTO Brightness Setting: 50～800cd/㎡
|LCD monitor||3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.04 million dots touch screen color LCD monitor(approx. 100% coverage)|
|Movie recording||File format||MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)|
|File size||［DCI 4K（4096×2160）］ 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 10min|
|Frame rate||［4K（3840×2160）］ 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 10min|
|Recording time||［Full HD（2048 ×1080）］ 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 15min.|
|［Full HD（1920×1080）］ 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 15min.|
|［Full HD（1920×1080) High speed rec.] 120p／100p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 6min.|
|*For recording movies, use a SD memory card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.|
|*Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4GB, subsequent|
|footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.|
|Photography functions||Advanced SR AUTO, Face / Eye detection AF, Auto Red-eye Removal, Select custom setting, Panorama, Color space, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Highlight tone, Shadow tone), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Lens Modulation Optimizer, Pre-AF, Number of Focus Points setting, MF Assist, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Release priority / Focus priority selection, Fn button setting , ISO AUTO control, Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C), AF-C CUSTOM SETTINGS , SHUTTER AF , SHUTTER AE , AF-ON , Interlock spot AE & Focus area, Focus area setting, AE-L/AF-L button setting, Edit/Save Quick menu, Preview exp./WB in manual mode, Shutter Type, Touch Screen Setting, Sports Finder Mode, Pre-Shot, Flicker Reduction|
|Film simulation mode||16 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std,
Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS,
ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema)
B & W Adjustment: -9~+9
|Grain effect||STRONG, WEAK, OFF|
|Color chrome effect||STRONG, WEAK, OFF|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more)
|Advanced filter||Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus,
Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
|Playback functions||RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye removal, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites, Voice Memo Setting|
|Standard||IEEE802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)|
|Encryption||WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode|
|Bluetooth®||Standard||Bluetooth Ver 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)|
|Operating frequency (Center frequency)||2402 - 2480MHz|
|Wireless functions||Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, Remote camera shooting, PC Autosave, Image Transfer Order, instax printer print|
|Other functions||Exif Print, 35 Languages, Date/Time, Time difference, Sound & Flash OFF, Performance Setting, Preview exp. in Manual mode, LCD Brightness, LCD Color, Preview Pic. Effect, DISP. Custom Setting , LARGE INDICATORS MODE(EVF) , LARGE INDICATORS MODE(LCD) , LARGE INDICATORS DISP. SETTING , Copyright Setting|
|Terminal||Digital interface||USB Type-C (USB3.1 Gen1)|
|HDMI output||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|Other||ø2.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone), Hot shoe, Synchronized terminal|
|Power supply||NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)|
|Battery life for still images*3||Approx. 380 frames (Normal Mode) When XF35mmF1.4 R is set.|
|Actual battery life of|
*Face detection is set to OFF
|[4K] approx. 45min. (29.97p)
[Full HD] approx. 45min. (59.94p)
|Continuance battery life of|
*Face detection is set to OFF
|[4K] approx. 60min. (29.97p)
[Full HD] approx. 75min. (59.94p)
|Dimensions||118.4mm (W) x 82.8mm (H) x 46.8mm (D) / 4.66in. (W) x 3.26in. (H) x 1.84in. (D)|
|Weight||Approx. 383g (including battery and SD memory card)
Approx. 333g (excluding battery and SD memory card)
|Operating Humidity||10%~80% (no condensation)|
|Starting up period||Approx. 0.4sec.|
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Shoulder strap,
Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Owner's manual,
|*1 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.|
|*2 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash can not be used.|
|*3 Approximate number of frames or movie recording time that can be taken with a fully-charged based on CIPA Standard.|