Fujifilm J30 overview
Fujifilm J30 is FujiFilm's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on July of 2009. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The Fujifilm J30 is ranked #142 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1216 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Fujifilm J30 history
The Fujifilm J30 is part of a family of products. You can see the full list below.
Fujifilm J30 Gallery
You can view the Fujifilm J30 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm J30 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm J30 based on criterias that are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.
Fujifilm J30 Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor in the Fujifilm J30 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the Fujifilm J30's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm J30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm J30 dimensions
Fujifilm J30 weighs 0.29 lbs (133g or 4.69 ounces) and features outside dimensions of 92mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Fujifilm J30 is very similar as compared with its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm J30 besides a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the Fujifilm J30.
Fujifilm J30 Lens information
The Fujifilm J30 is equipped with a built in lens giving a focal range of 32-96mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't very good nevertheless it might be very helpful in a few cases.
At it's widest 32mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.9 and that is kind of sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you will likely struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting which results in noisy images. Towards the long end, 96mm comes at f5.2 which is really slow and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm J30 Connectivity
The Fujifilm J30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send files and at times change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm J30 Video information
The highest video quality in the Fujifilm J30 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should really go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over your sound. It is perhaps best to buy an alternative camera if you want better sound in your videos.
Fujifilm J30 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm J30 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions can damage the camera.
Fujifilm J30 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm J30 comes with a 2.7" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm J30 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Fujifilm J30 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.
Fujifilm J30 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm J30 includes just built-in flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm J30 Autofocus information
Fujifilm J30 includes only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Fujifilm J30 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is good during low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate control on depth of field.
Fujifilm J30 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life within this type of cameras.
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Fujifilm J30 for different types of photography
The following bar chart indicates a summation of the Fujifilm J30 for different types of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section below.
Fujifilm J30 Portrait photography highlights
The Fujifilm J30 receives a score of 21 which is really bad, meaning that it is not appropriate for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Fujifilm J30 Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable points total of 48, the Fujifilm J30 is fairly suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm J30 Sports photography advice
A really bad sports photography points tally of 17 indicates the Fujifilm J30 is not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera should have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm J30 Travel photography information
Size is really critical when buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Fujifilm J30 gets a moderate 52 as a travelling camera which is relatively adequate to buy for your journeys.
Fujifilm J30 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm J30 at it's really bad grade of 23 for a landscape camera is not appropriate in the current market.
Fujifilm J30 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really offer a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm J30 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a really bad rating of 22.
Fujifilm J30 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the Fujifilm J30, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
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