Fujifilm X-T30 is a $900 mirrorless camera with most of X-T3's important bits

Prasad, 15 February 2019

Fujifilm has launched the X-T30, a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is the successor to the X-T20.

The claim to fame for this new model is that it features the same 26.1 megapixel Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor found on the X-T3 along with the same quad-core X-Processor 4. This means you can largely expect the same excellent image quality found on the $1500 X-T3.

The X-T30 offers a hybrid AF system with 425 AF points and improved face detection. The camera also includes eye detection AF. The focusing system is actually a bit better than on the X-T3 but these improvements will be coming over to the X-T3 via a firmware upgrade.

Like the X-T3, the X-T30 has fairly capable video features, including 4K 30 8-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 10-bit 4:2:2 external recording via HDMI. It can't quite do the 4K 60 and 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording like the X-T3, however, and also lacks the second SD card slot.

The X-T30 has a 2.36M dot OLED EVF and 3-inch, 1.04M dot tilting LCD touchscreen. The camera has microphone jack but no headphone jack. You can, however, get audio out through the USB-C connector using an adapter sold separately. There's also support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The X-T30 is priced at $899 body-only, $999 with XC15-45mm and $1299 with XF18-55mm, and will be available in March.

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It is much more difficult to process data off a much larger sensor than a comparatively tiny phone sensor. It produces a lot of heat.

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