Fujifilm’s New X-T30 Is An Incredible Powerhouse Of Photo & 4K Video Capture
Stephan Jukic – April 5, 2019
Fujifilm might just have the nearly perfect camera for you if what you’re looking for is powerful pro photography specs and some excellent video recording power.
Just recently released in February, the Fujifilm X-T30 has already made quite an impression on many reviewers with its sheer combination of extremely robust video recording capacity, powerful photographic specs roster and a compact size that makes this mirror less camera particularly easy to carry around. Best of all, the X-T30 is remarkably cheap for all that it offers.
In termsof concrete essential specs, let’s start off with the X-T30’s photo capture technology. It’s far from being a weakling on this front and delivers a 26.1 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor that delivers an extremely respectable ISO range of between 160 and 12,800 -this itself can be further expanded to 80-51,200 if you’re up to the slight extra cost. Other impressive specs include the ability to capture still shots at a fantastically fast 30fps with a 1.25x crop factor and for both photo and video capture, the X-T30 manages an insanely broad 420 point phase detection autofocus system that beats even many of Sony’s highly acclaimed mirrorless compact camera models on sheer versatility.
Where the Fujifilm T-X30 really excels though is in its delivery of video recording power. This tiny and affordable camera can shoot not just 4K ultra HD footage with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, it also manages full cinematic DCI 4K recording at 40296 x 2160 pixels (roughly 500,000 total pixels more than what you’d get in a frame of conventional 4K video). At this resolution, the shooting can be done at 30fps and only for 10 minutes at a time but we’re still impressed to see DCI 4K resolution in a shooter like this.
One further interesting feature that Fujifilm has added to the X-T30 that we think is worth appreciating: a series of built-in film simulations, which essentially serve as integrated filters for video recording that let you do some basic but fairly professional looking stylized video edits right inside the camera as you record. If you’re in a rush to post or send work related footage with edited color and so forth, these filters completely let you cut out computer editing for something quick and simple.
Like we said, the Fujifilm X-T30 is both powerfully designed and surprisingly affordable, with a retail price of just $899 for the body by itself and editions with a basic 18-55mm Lens Kit included retailing for just a couple hundred dollars more. Given the sheer specs it offers, this camera is nicely priced. It’s not absurdly cheap, no, but it is very reasonably set.
Here are some additional essential specs and if you’re interested in having a look, we’ve posted links below to both the body-only edition for just under $900 and a full kit that includes lens and accessories for $300 more.
- 1 MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor
- Quad-core X-Processor CPU (that helps to drive face detection and Eye-Detection AF)
- AF sensitive down to -3EV (think a landscape lit by moonlight)
- 4K video at 30 fps, or Full HD video at 120 fps
- Tilting (though not swiveling) screen with touch capability
And if you want the whole package of lens, case, extra memory and a bunch of other stuff, there;s this offer for a little over $1300