Fujifilm X-T30 First Impressions: Fuji's Little Giant

Fujifilm X-T30 First Impressions: Fuji’s Little Giant

Fujifilm has officially announced the latest addition to the X series range, the X-T30. It’s designed for people who are looking for a pocket-friendly and lightweight mirrorless camera. It’s known to have a photographing performance equivalent to the Fujifilm X-T3. Read on to find out our initial impressions.

At first glance, you could say that there’s nothing new about the way it looks. The X-T30 sports a minimalist design compared to the rest of the X Series, making it actually better. The camera feels handy and comfortable to hold, and it weighs just 383g which is suitable for travelers.

On top, you still have the manual controls for the shutter speed and the aperture dial which allows you to set exposure modes. Apart from that, we can also see the on/off switch, clicker, exposure compensation dial, function (Fn) button, mode dial, hot shoe, and a clicker to release the pop-up flash.

The left side of the camera houses a 2.5mm microphone port, HDMI (Type-D) and a USB-C analog headphone plug.

Located at the back is the 3-inch LCD monitor, measuring at 1.3mm thin and sporting an improved touchscreen panel with a fast response. It can also be tilted in two ways. The EVF (electronic viewfinder), the Q (Quick Menu) button, the Menu/Ok button, and the display/back button are also on the rear.


Gripping it, the X-T30 has more grip space due to the removal of the D-Pad and the addition of a focus lever.

Internally, the camera comes with a 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4. The new AF system is said to be great in low light conditions, and when tracking fast-moving subjects, while the on-sensor phase detection AF area can now cover the entire frame. For video performance, it offers high-resolution audio recording and smooth 4K/30P video recording.

The X-T30 also offers new burst shooting of up to 30fps blackout-free burst with an electronic shutter that can come in handy.

Color options for the X-T30 are the highly-popular black, premium silver, and a new color variant, charcoal silver. For the price, the X-T30 is at $899 (estimated PHP 46.7k) for the body only, $999 (estimated PHP 52.2k) with the XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, and $1299 (estimated PHP 67.9k) with the18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens. Watch out for more updates about the Fujifilm X-T30 soon.


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