Fujifilm X30 overview
Fujifilm X30 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially launched on August of 2014. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS II 2/3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The X30 stands at #1 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #359 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Fujifilm X30 history
The Fujifilm X30 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
Fujifilm X30 Gallery
You can view the X30 from various angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm X30 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm X30 based on aspects which are often viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X30 Sensor specs
The Fujifilm X30 is run by the EXR Processor II processor. The sensor dimension on the Fujifilm X30 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW files are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the X30's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The X30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is pointed out in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X30 dimensions
Fujifilm X30 has a weight of 0.93 lbs (423 gr / 14.92 ounces) and features exterior size of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Fujifilm X30 is weightier than other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Fujifilm X30 next to a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show you the button design on the X30.
Fujifilm X30 Lens details
The X30 offers a fixed lens with a focal range of 28-112mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't exceptional nevertheless it will probably be handy in certain cases.
At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2.0 and that is terrific in low light situations and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also let you go with a much lower ISO in order to get cleaner shots. On the long end, 112mm comes at f2.8 making it really good and lets you maintain higher shutter speeds.
Fujifilm X30 Connectivity
The X30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send files and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm X30 Video details
The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm X30 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between video quality versus file size but FULL HD will not leave you with much room to downsample. While the body includes a microphone socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the option to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Fujifilm X30 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Fujifilm X30 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Fujifilm X30 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X30 has a 3 inch tilting screen with a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm X30 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.65x
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful during sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Fujifilm X30 Shutter details
Fujifilm X30 has the ability to shoot continuously at 12.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Fujifilm X30 Flash and Hot shoe details
Fujifilm X30 includes both integrated flash plus external flash ability.
Fujifilm X30 Autofocusing details
Fujifilm X30 includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it useful for portrait photography.
The Sensor has 49 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Fujifilm X30 includes manual focus if needed during low light situations or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Fujifilm X30 Battery life
The battery (NP-95) on the Fujifilm X30 is designed to last for 470 photographs based on the CIPA specifications making it higher than average ın comparison with its class. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Fujifilm X30 for various styles of photography
The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Fujifilm X30 for various styles of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography info
The Fujifilm X30 gets a points total of 48 which is moderate, and means the camera is fairly appropriate to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to utilize off-camera flash.
Fujifilm X30 as a Street photography camera
Having a very good points tally of 64, the Fujifilm X30 is a fine pick for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm X30 as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography points total of 53 indicates the Fujifilm X30 is reasonably acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm X30 Travel photography details
Weight is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm X30 gets a nice 63 as a travel camera which is a good choice to purchase for your holidays.
Fujifilm X30 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm X30 and it's average score of 59 for a landscape camera is fairly appropriate compared to it's competition.
Fujifilm X30 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm X30 is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 35.
Fujifilm X30 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the X30, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart here provides you a summary of the X30 compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.