Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30 front

Fujifilm X-T30 summary

Fujifilm X-T30 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially released on February of 2019. The camera houses a 26MP, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6240 x 4160.

FujiFilm launched this camera to update the earlier Fujifilm X-T20 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently introduced the updated Fujifilm X-T30 II (Read Full Comparison) in order to replace this model.

The Fujifilm X-T30 comes in at #11 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & overall #89 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Fujifilm X-T30 family

The Fujifilm X-T30 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can check out all earlier and new models alongside main specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm-X-T30 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T3026MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
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Fujifilm X-T30 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm X-T30 based on criterias which are typically considered important in a camera.

better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
comes with touch to focus
does have HDMI out
does have mic support
doesnt have low pass filter
excellent megapixels (26 megapixels)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has bluetooth
has built in flash
has manual focus
high fps (20.0 frames per second)
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
provides face detect autofocus
provides tracking focus
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
screen has good resolution (1,040 k dots)
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
touchscreen functionality
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
no headphone support
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Fujifilm X-T30 Sensor info

The Fujifilm X-T30 is powered by the X-Processor 4 processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Fujifilm X-T30 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 6240 x 4160 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 26 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 160 to 12800. This ISO can be extended digitally to 80 to 51200. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

FujiFilm opted to skip the low pass filter with the Fujifilm X-T30. This could result in more clearer pictures but may cause moire in certain circumstances.

The image underneath illustrates the Fujifilm X-T30's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-T30 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-T30 dimensions

Fujifilm X-T30 weighs about 0.84 lbs (383 gr or 13.51 oz) & has external proportions of 118mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 gr and the Fujifilm X-T30 is weightier when compared with other rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Fujifilm X-T30 alongside a soda to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-T30 dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the Fujifilm X-T30.

Fujifilm X-T30 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-T30 Lens info

The Fujifilm X-T30 works with the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses that you can buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the Fujifilm X-T30.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-33mm-F1.4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR33mmf/1.4360g
Samyang-50mm-F1.2-AS-UMC-CS--Rokinon-50mm-F1.2-ED-AS-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS50mmf/1.2375g
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Fujifilm-XF-18-55mm-F2.8-4-R-LM-OIS lensFujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS18-55mmf/2.8-4.0 310g
Rokinon-85mm-F1.8-X lensRokinon 85mm F1.885mmf/1.8344g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
Fujifilm-XF-16-80mm-F4-R-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR16-80mmf/4 440g
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Fujifilm-XF-80mm-F2.8-R-LM-OIS-WR-Macro lensFujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro80mmf/2.8 750g
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Fujifilm X-T30 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-T30 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Some applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-T30 Video info

The max video quality on the Fujifilm X-T30 is 4096 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers a outstanding quality for video recording. You are able to crop to 1080p to get clearer results. Be mindful of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. Even though the camera has a mic jack, it is sadly missing a headphone jack which means you won't be able to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-T30 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-T30 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.

Fujifilm X-T30 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-T30 is equipped with a 3" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to adjust focus points and adjust settings by using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm X-T30 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.62x

For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders will be particularly useful.

Fujifilm X-T30 Shutter info

Fujifilm X-T30 continuous shooting rate is 20.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.

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Fujifilm X-T30 Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm X-T30 has both built in flash as well as external flash support.

Fujifilm X-T30 Autofocus info

Fujifilm X-T30 has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be helpful for people photography.

The Sensor supports 425 focus points to pick from. Fujifilm X-T30 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Fujifilm X-T30 supports manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you want more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm X-T30 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-W126S) in the Fujifilm X-T30 is fashioned to last for 380 pictures as per the CIPA requirements which is higher than average in comparison to its class. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 features the maximum (750) battery life for this class of cameras.

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Fujifilm X-T30 for specific forms of photography

The following bar chart gives a rundown of the Fujifilm X-T30 for specific forms of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm X-T30 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm X-T30 receives a score of 82 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a fantastic choice for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
sensor resolution is high (26MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW files

Fujifilm X-T30 as a Street photography camera

Getting a exceptional points total of 79, the Fujifilm X-T30 is a superb fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch focus
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T30 as a Sports photography camera

A fantastic sports photography points tally of 79 indicates the Fujifilm X-T30 is a awesome choice for photographing sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent mode (1/32,000s)
max fps high (20.0 fps)
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery life (380 CIPA)
comes with phase detect AF
no image stabilization

Travel photography with Fujifilm X-T30

Weight is very important when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm X-T30 gets a impressive 80 as a travelling camera which is a wonderful fit to buy for your trips.

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great battery power (380 per charge)
has bluetooth
supports touch to focus
amazing MP (26 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-T30

For anybody planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-T30 and it's fantastic rating of 81 for a landscape camera is a fantastic fit in the current market.

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you can focus manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
excellent resolution (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 shots)
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T30 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-T30 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 36.

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touch screen
includes face detection focus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone port
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T30 Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the Fujifilm X-T30, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The diagram just below provides you an overview of the Fujifilm X-T30 compared to it's highest ranked rivals suggested above.

There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-T30
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
X-Processor 4
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
26 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6240 x 4160
RAW support
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Min enhanced ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Total lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
4 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed
1/32000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
20.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 3.1 (5 GBit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
383 grams (0.84 pounds)
118 x 83 x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9")
Battery life
380 shots
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots
Cost at release