Fujifilm Z30 overview
Fujifilm Z30 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on February of 2009. The camera uses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The Z30 is placed #256 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #1209 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your custom factors.
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Fujifilm Z30 family
The Fujifilm Z30 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete list underneath.
Fujifilm Z30 Gallery
You can look at the Z30 from various angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm Z30 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of pros and cons of the Fujifilm Z30 based on criterias which are typically seen as important in a camera.
Fujifilm Z30 Sensor features
The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm Z30 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 10MP and supports a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the Z30's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Z30 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm Z30 dimensions
Fujifilm Z30 weighs around 0.24 lb (110g / 3.88 oz) & has exterior proportions of 91mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.6" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Fujifilm Z30 is lighter as compared with its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a shot of the Fujifilm Z30 with a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show the button design on the Z30.
Fujifilm Z30 Lens features
The Z30 houses an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not great but it can be very helpful in some conditions.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.7 making it somewhat sluggish and not the best for low light occasions and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase your ISO setting giving you noisy files. For the long end, 105mm comes with f4.2 making it fairly sluggish and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm Z30 Connectivity
The Z30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes alter settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Fujifilm Z30 Video features
The highest video quality in the Fujifilm Z30 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful for today's standards. You really should go for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you have got absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to get a different model if you want good audio for your video clips.
Fujifilm Z30 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm Z30 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.
Fujifilm Z30 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm Z30 houses a 2.7 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm Z30 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Fujifilm Z30 Shutter features
Fujifilm Z30 can shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1000s.
Fujifilm Z30 Flash and Hot shoe features
Fujifilm Z30 has just integrated flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm Z30 Autofocus features
Fujifilm Z30 has only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Fujifilm Z30 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability is good in low light or you want more precise focusing control.
Fujifilm Z30 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
Fujifilm Z30 for different styles of photography
The following bar chart displays a overview of the Fujifilm Z30 for different styles of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm Z30 Portrait photography highlights
The Fujifilm Z30 gets a points tally of 20 which is lousy, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the capability to work with external flash.
Street photography with Fujifilm Z30
Getting a reasonable points tally of 55, the Fujifilm Z30 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm Z30 Sports photography features
A lousy sports photography points total of 17 means the Fujifilm Z30 is just not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm Z30 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really critical when buying a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm Z30 gets a modest 56 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to take on your journeys.
Fujifilm Z30 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm Z30 and it's lousy grade of 23 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Fujifilm Z30
A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm Z30 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 25.
Fujifilm Z30 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the Z30, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below gives you a bird's eye view of the Z30 versus it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you may check out as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.