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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7

Portability
82
Imaging
74
Features
88
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-T30 II front
 
Pentax Q7 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T30 II
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Bump to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 383g - 118 x 83 x 47mm
  • Released September 2021
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-T30
Pentax Q7
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 200g - 102 x 58 x 34mm
  • Announced August 2013
  • Old Model is Pentax Q10
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Pentax Q7, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by brands FujiFilm and Pentax. There is a large difference among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T30 II (26MP) and Q7 (12MP) and the Fujifilm X-T30 II (APS-C) and Q7 (1/1.7") posses different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X-T30 II was unveiled 8 years after the Q7 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm X-T30 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax Q7 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving into a detailed comparison, here is a short view of how the Fujifilm X-T30 II grades versus the Q7 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T30 II over the Pentax Q7

 Fujifilm X-T30 II Q7 
AnnouncedSeptember 2021August 2013More modern by 99 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax Q7 over the Fujifilm X-T30 II

 Q7 Fujifilm X-T30 II 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Pentax Q7

 Fujifilm X-T30 II Q7 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X-T30 II has got outer dimensions of 118mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") and a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) and the Pentax Q7 has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Pentax Q7 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm X-T30 II compared to the Q7.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Q7 is 82 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes just by seeing specifications. The picture below should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Q7.

Plainly, the two cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm X-T30 II having a bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF less difficult and the Fujifilm X-T30 II will produce more detail having an extra 14 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The younger Fujifilm X-T30 II provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Portrait photography factors
Pentax Q7 Portrait photography factors
84
has manual focus
megapixel count great (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
49
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000s)
offers face detect focusing
saves RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Street photography information
Pentax Q7 Street photography information
79
tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
has focus by touch
no image stabilization
69
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (200 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Sports photography factors
Pentax Q7 Sports photography factors
80
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
high max fps (30.0 frames per second)
megapixel count great (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
good battery power (380 shots)
has phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
33
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
terrible battery (250 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Travel photography factors
Pentax Q7 Travel photography factors
80
good battery power (380 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
megapixel count great (26MP)
built-in flash
screen isn't selfie friendly
60
lighter than competitors in class (200g)
has built in flash
terrible battery (250 CIPA)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Landscape photography information
Pentax Q7 Landscape photography information
82
has manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
megapixel count great (26MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
exports RAW files
good battery power (380 CIPA)
no image stabilization
55
has manual focus
swap lenses (Pentax Q mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
terrible battery (250 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Vlogging information
Pentax Q7 Vlogging information
37
has touchscreen
has face detection autofocus
video res high (4096 x 2160 pxls)
has external mic port
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (200g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have mic support
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Pentax Q7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T30 II and Pentax Q7
 Fujifilm X-T30 IIPentax Q7
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm X-T30 II Pentax Q7
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2021-09-02 2013-08-08
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6240 x 4160 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 425 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Pentax Q
Total lenses 62 8
Crop factor 1.5 4.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 900 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 30.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.90 m (ISO100/m)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM FullHD(1920x1080, 30fps/25fps/24fps), HD(1280x720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA(640x480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 383g (0.84 pounds) 200g (0.44 pounds)
Physical dimensions 118 x 83 x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") 102 x 58 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 380 shots 250 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S D-LI68
Self timer Yes Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $900 $480