Fujifilm X-T30 review

The Fujifilm X-T30 has just been released for 6 months after the flagship Fujifilm X-T3, which brings about many advanced specifications and features while costing less than hundreds of dollars. The price for this new device is 900 dollars for the body only and 1 thousand dollars with a basic kit lens. In comparison with the X-T3 model, the X-T30 has the same sensor, same processor, same autofocus system and similar video features.

Of course, there are some differences when it comes to the build quality and control layouts. First and foremost, the X-T30 has small tweaks and some little points that distinguish the X-T30 technically from the X-T3. With a main camera for beginners and a secondary one for professionals, the X-T30 offers an outstanding value here.

As you may have known, the Fujifilm X series has always integrated digital technology into a shell inspired by analog. Everything from physical shutter speed to aperture dials are taken advantage in place of modifier keys and on-screen displays. What makes Fujifilm cameras different from others is its better approach in a classic look. It is undeniably a product with high technology, but the technology is there to complement the shooting experience.

This is what distinguishes the X-T30 from its nearest competitor, the Sony A6400. To be more specific, the Sony is a modern device with high technology gadgetry while the Fuji model is like an artist’s tool. Both of them feature similar capabilities. However, the X-T30 does not come with the Sony’s 180-degree flip screen. Instead, they offer an LCD which can tilt only up or down and a viewfinder mounted at the central part. None of them provides you with the image stabilization. This is not a surprise of the X-T30 model because the X-T3 does not have, too.

No matter how the X-T30 has been improved and no matter how many functions that Fujifilm has tried to integrate into the body weighing 13.5 ounces, the reason for purchasing it is still the same. If it does not have a classic look and feel while capturing the core factors of the X series, it fails.


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