- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
- 165g - 99 x 68 x 24mm
- Revealed August 2011
- Previous Model is FujiFilm XP10
- New Model is Fujifilm XP50
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm XP30 summary
Fujifilm XP30 is FujiFilm's Waterproof digital camera originally announced on August of 2011. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
FujiFilm introduced this model in an effort to update the earlier FujiFilm XP10 (Read Full Comparison) & then introduced the newer Fujifilm XP50 (Read Full Comparison) in order to replace this model.
The Fujifilm XP30 is rated #63 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & over all #1034 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Fujifilm XP30 history
The Fujifilm XP30 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range underneath.
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Fujifilm XP30 Gallery
You can check the Fujifilm XP30 from various angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm XP30 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm XP30 based on factors which are oftentimes considered useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm XP30 Sensor details
The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm XP30 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the Fujifilm XP30's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm XP30 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm XP30 dimensions
Fujifilm XP30 weighs 0.36 lbs (165g / 5.82 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 99mm x 68mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 195g so the Fujifilm XP30 is less heavy when compared to its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a shot of the Fujifilm XP30 beside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the Fujifilm XP30.
Fujifilm XP30 Lens specs
The Fujifilm XP30 is equipped with a built in lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really amazing however it might be convenient in some circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.9 and that's really slow and not great for low light events and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to raise the ISO producing noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 140mm comes with f4.9 which is fairly slow and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm XP30 Connectivity
The Fujifilm XP30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Fujifilm XP30 Video specs
The max video quality in the Fujifilm XP30 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You really should aim for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone port which means you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to consider a different model if you require decent audio for your videos.
Fujifilm XP30 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm XP30 features weather proofing making it a fantastic choice for use in tricky locations. This is especially valuable in case you are uncertain about the conditions you might face in outdoor photography.
Fujifilm XP30 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm XP30 houses a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm XP30 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Fujifilm XP30 Shutter specs
Fujifilm XP30 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Fujifilm XP30 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm XP30 has only inbuilt flash with no external flash support.
Fujifilm XP30 Autofocus specs
Fujifilm XP30 has just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
It also boasts Tracking AF for moving things. Fujifilm XP30 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful in low light conditions or you need more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm XP30 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-45A) in the Fujifilm XP30 is built to last for 200 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is less when compared to it's competitors. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 comes with the maximum (380) battery life in this range of cameras.
Here is a listing of Waterproof cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm XP30 vs TG-4380 yesnono
Fujifilm XP30 vs TS6370 noyesno
Fujifilm XP30 vs TS5370 noyesno
Fujifilm XP30 vs AW130370 nonono
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Fujifilm XP30 for specific categories of photography
The following illustration gives a summary of the Fujifilm XP30 for specific categories of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm XP30 Portrait photography factors
The Fujifilm XP30 gets a rating of 29 which is lousy, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to use external flash.
Fujifilm XP30 Street photography info
With a nice points tally of 62, the Fujifilm XP30 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm XP30 Sports photography info
A lousy sports photography points total of 41 suggests the Fujifilm XP30 is just not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm XP30 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really crucial in picking a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm XP30 gets a nice 65 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable pick to take with you on your trips.
Fujifilm XP30 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP30 and it's lousy score of 39 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Fujifilm XP30
A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Fujifilm XP30 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy score of 29.
Fujifilm XP30 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the Fujifilm XP30, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Waterproof.
The line chart down below provides you an overview of the Fujifilm XP30 vs it's top scoring rivals suggested earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.