The Fujifilm X-T30 is the newest entry in the mirrorless world, which includes various professional features that benefit both photo and video applications. Paired with the XF23mm F2 prime lens, the Fuji X-T30 makes full use of the 26.1 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor for accurate color rendering and superb low-light performance. Also, the X-Processor 4 engine, which is powered by four CPUs, ensures fast operation during DCI and UHD 4K video capture as well as 8 fps continuous shooting. The film simulation modes and grain effects inherited from Fuji's X-series line up provide plentiful options to experiment with your creativity. You can transfer images taken on the X-T30 instantly or remote control the camera by using the built-in Bluetooth 4.2 LE or Wi-Fi connectivity.
Optics and Focus
The Fujifilm X-T30 is compatible with X-series lenses. You obtain an XF 23mm F2 lens in this Fujifilm X-T30 kit. The lens uses two aspherical elements in the optical design of 10 elements in 6 groups. Additionally, the Super EBC coating ensures image saturation by reducing ghosting and lens flare. The stepping AF motor ensures fast and accurate autofocus while keeping the noise down. It works with the 425-point phase-detection AF system for providing accuracy in low light conditions down to -3 EV. The rounded 9-blade diaphragm produces smooth bokeh to complement the shallow depth of field resulted by the maximum aperture of F2.
Sensor and Screen
Likes its predecessor, the X-T30 inherits the capability of producing visually stunning image quality with organic grain. Its 26.1 MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 sensor benefits both autofocus operation and low light performance with its back-illuminated design. With the X-Trans array structure, the sensor creates the distinct grain pattern of film rolls. The optical low-pass filter is omitted to increase the overall sharpness. You can compose the shot easily from a high or low angle by using the 2-way tilting design of the 3.0-inch, 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD. The 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a fast refresh rate to prevent blackouts at a shooting speed of up to 30 fps. With the Sports Finder Mode, the EVF lets you compensate the camera movement depending on in which direction the athlete is running by displaying a crop area of 16.6 MP.
Image and Video
The Fujifilm X-T30 has all the essential features required for professional videography. It can shoot videos in both the DCI or UHD 4K resolutions at a frame rate of 30 fps. You can switch to the Full HD resolution to record videos up to 60 fps. The camera also takes pictures with a maximum resolution of 6240×4160 pixels in JPEG and RAW formats. The X-Processor 4 operates on four CPU units that boost the image processing and autofocus response during continuous shooting. With the burst shooting mode, the camera can capture consecutive shots at 8 fps with the mechanical shutter. The continuous shooting of 30 fps can be attained with the electronic shutter. The F-Log gamma picture profile shoots videos with a high-dynamic range to record every minute detail that can be adjusted in post-production with LUTs. The X-T30 also comes with various film simulation modes and grain effects that give variety in the image capture.
The Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera comes with the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.2 LE for sharing images with smartphones and remotely controlling it from a distance. You can work in extremely low light by enabling the pop-up flash. The camera has a hot shoe for mounting an external strobe, while the PC terminal accepts flashbulbs. The ergonomically placed command dials get you familiarized with the overall control setup easily.