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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7

Portability
82
Imaging
72
Features
84
Overall
76
Fujifilm X-T30 front
 
Pentax Q7 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T30
(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
  • Introduced February 2019
  • Superseded the Fujifilm X-T20
  • Updated by Fujifilm X-T30 II
Pentax Q7
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 200g - 102 x 58 x 34mm
  • Revealed August 2013
  • Previous Model is Pentax Q10
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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Fujifilm X-T30 and Pentax Q7, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Pentax. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T30 (26MP) and Q7 (12MP) and the Fujifilm X-T30 (APS-C) and Q7 (1/1.7") boast totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm X-T30 was unveiled 5 years after the Q7 which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm X-T30 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax Q7 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm X-T30 scores against the Q7 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T30 over the Pentax Q7

 Fujifilm X-T30 Q7 
RevealedFebruary 2019August 2013Newer by 68 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k460kSharper display (+580k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax Q7 over the Fujifilm X-T30

 Q7 Fujifilm X-T30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T30 and Pentax Q7

 Fujifilm X-T30 Q7 
Manual focus More exact focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm X-T30 offers 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) whilst the Pentax Q7 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X-T30 and Pentax Q7 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you select during that time. Here is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm X-T30 compared to the Q7.

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-T30 and Q7 is 82 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions just by going over a spec sheet. The pic here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X-T30 and Q7.

Clearly, each of the cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X-T30 having a larger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF simpler and the Fujifilm X-T30 will offer you greater detail having an extra 14MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images a bit more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X-T30 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 Portrait photography advice
Pentax Q7 Portrait photography advice
83
manual focus
resolution is amazing (26MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
saves RAW files
49
has manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
includes face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 Street photography advice
Pentax Q7 Street photography advice
79
has a tilting screen
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
includes touch focus
no image stabilization
69
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (200 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 Sports photography advice
Pentax Q7 Sports photography advice
79
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast continuous shooting (20.0 fps)
resolution is amazing (26 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery (380 CIPA)
has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
33
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes tracking focus
max fps very slow (5.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
low battery life (250 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax Q7 as a Travel photography camera
80
better than average battery (380 shots)
has bluetooth
includes touch focus
resolution is amazing (26 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
60
lighter than competitors in class (200 grams)
has built in flash
low battery life (250 shots)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 Landscape photography details
Pentax Q7 Landscape photography details
81
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3")
resolution is amazing (26MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
saves RAW files
better than average battery (380 per charge)
no image stabilization
55
has manual focus
swap lenses (Pentax Q mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
low battery life (250 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T30
Vlogging with Pentax Q7
36
touchscreen capability
provides face detection focusing
great video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
has external mic port
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
35
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (200 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone support
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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Pentax Q7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T30 and Pentax Q7
 Fujifilm X-T30Pentax Q7
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm X-T30 Pentax Q7
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2019-02-14 2013-08-08
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor X-Processor 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor 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
Highest Possible resolution 6240 x 4160 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW files
Minimum enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
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
Available lenses 54 8
Focal length multiplier 1.5 4.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - 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
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shutter rate 20.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.90 m (ISO100/m)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 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
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 383 gr (0.84 lbs) 200 gr (0.44 lbs)
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 Overall 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 pictures 250 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S D-LI68
Self timer Yes Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $899 $480