Fujifilm X-T30 Full Review : Verdict

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Fujifilm X T30 Graphite Silver (8)
 

Value For Money

The Fujifilm X-T30 is available for £849 body only, £899 with XC 15-45mm power zoom lens, or £1199 with the XF 18-55mm lens. Depending on which option you go for makes it more expensive than some of the other mirrorless cameras available. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s available for around the same price:

Sony Alpha A6400, 24mp, 11fps, 4K video, £949 body only
Canon EOS M50, 24mp, 10fps, 4K video, £599 with kit lens
Panasonic Lumix GX9, 20mp, 9fps, 4K video, £689 with lens
Olympus OM-D E-M10 III, 16mp, 8.6fps, 4K video, £529 body only

However, we would suggest that the X-T30 is somewhere in-between these cameras and the next level up, considering the high-specifications of the X-T30, as well as the high-speed continuous shooting options offered. Nb. We'll continue to update this review as we spend more time with the camera, but in the meantime, you can find our initial verdict below.

You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

 

Fujifilm X-T30 Verdict

The Fujifilm X-T30 offers the same 26mp BSI CMOS image sensor, and image processor, from its bigger brother, the X-T3, meaning you get the same excellent image quality, at a much more wallet-friendly price. Images have great colour reproduction, with low noise levels, even when using higher ISO speeds, and dynamic range performance is very good. Video quality is impressive, offering CINE 4K video and plenty of options. 

The X-T30 also benefits from an improved focus system, giving you confidence when shooting, with rapid focus response. You can also shoot up to 30fps (with a 1.25x crop), or up to 20fps at full resolution. There's a good looking 3inch touch-screen that tilts up and down, plus a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. You've also got the choice of three different colour options, including black, silver or graphite grey.

There’s a wide range of lenses available, including a range of compact lenses, as well as high-quality zoom lenses. There’s never been a better time to invest in the Fujifilm X series, thanks to the X-T30.

 

Fujifilm X-T30 Pros

  • Same 26mp sensor as X-T3
  • Excellent image quality
  • High-speed continuous shooting
  • Rapid focus, and numerous options
  • CINE 4K video recording
  • Price

Fujifilm X-T30 Cons

  • Easy to accidentally press the Q button
  • Short video recording times

Features5/5
Handling4.5/5
Performance5/5
Value4.5/5
Overall Verdict

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Photographs taken using the Fujifilm X-T30

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Comments


RayBeck Plus
13 39 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2019 8:24AM
FYI the Home sheet say X-T3 when, of course, it should be X-T30.

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joshwa Plus
8 873 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2019 9:23AM
Found it and fixed, thanks Smile
pablophotographer 7 1.1k 343
8 Mar 2019 9:42AM
Or we call it a Jananese mini Q2 with more perks?
20 Mar 2019 11:49AM
Any thoughts if Fuji might disable recording limit in future firmware update?

As its possible via HDMI...

joshwa Plus
8 873 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2019 2:41PM
Hi Manrad / all,

We tend to take a mixture of images, some of the photos shown here were taken with the X-T30* with a shallow depth of field to give a "stylish" or "lifestyle" style photo (*or similar camera). We have uploaded our studio product shots, these are available here: https://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/fujifilm-x-t30-7147/images

Thanks
Josh
Manrad 1
20 Mar 2019 8:08PM
Josh,

My apologies, I shouldn't be telling you folks how to do your jobs. If you can delete my post, please do. Thanks.
joshwa Plus
8 873 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2019 8:02AM
Hi Manrad, no worries Smile
23 Mar 2019 8:26AM
I've had an email reminder today about ePhotozine, and I am glad I did. I have an xt3 and xe3, but don't like the xe3 and the way the menus work. It is also far too easy to change the exposure compensation dial. The xt3 is fantastic and, important for me, I like the ISO dial, which the xt30 doesn't have. The locking buttons on this (and the shutter speed dial) to stop it being accidentally turned are great, I wish the compensation dial had that too, though on the xt3 it's not easy to turn accidentally as it doesn't hang over the edge.

So I'm selling the xe3 and getting another xt3. I would love the xt30, especially for its size, but the lack of an ISO dial is the killer for me. This article confirms it. I hate changing the ISO on the xe3. I'm definitely a dial rather than a menu person!
23 Mar 2019 9:01AM
I think you're changing an ISO on a horizontal dial, on xt30.
23 Mar 2019 5:56PM
You're right, Vedranpapes. I didn't put it very well. I love being able to see all three settings - ISO, Exposure Compensation and Shutter Speed by just glancing at the top. If only all Fuji lenses had aperture markings too, my cup would run over! As it is, three out of four isn't bad.
23 Mar 2019 11:48PM
Hehehe, true 😊

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