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Sony FX30

 
Sony FX30 front
 
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 646g - 130 x 78 x 85mm
  • Launched September 2022
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ
Portability
64
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81

Sony FX30 overview

Sony FX30 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on September of 2022. It includes a 26 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6192 x 4128.

The FX30 is placed #6 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #31 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personal criteria.

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Here is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Sony FX30 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Sony FX30 based on criterias which are generally viewed as crucial in a digital camera.

2 card slots
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with HDMI out
comes with headphone support
comes with microphone support
connects via bluetooth
display is selfie friendly
environment proofing
fantastic sensor resolution (26MP)
focusing manually
great battery (570 shots)
great ISO range (32,000)
great min ISO (100)
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
saves RAW files
screen has good resolution (2,360 thousand dots)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inches)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detect focusing
supports focus by touch
supports phase detect AF
supports tracking focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
touchscreen enabled
more heavy than average in class (646g)
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Sony FX30 Sensor info

The size of the sensor on the Sony FX30 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6192 x 4128 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 26MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 32000. This ISO can also be extended digitally to 50 to 102400. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath displays the FX30's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The FX30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony FX30 dimensions

Sony FX30 weighs in at 1.42 lb (646 grams / 22.79 ounces) and features external measurements of 130mm x 78mm x 85mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.3"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams and the Sony FX30 is weightier compared with other competitors.

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Here is a picture of the Sony FX30 alongside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Sony FX30 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the FX30.

Sony FX30 topview buttons dials

Sony FX30 Lens info

The FX30 works with the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the FX30.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-AF-135mm-F18-FE lensSamyang AF 135mm F1.8 FE135mmf/1.8 772g
Sony-E-55-210mm-F4.5-6.3-OSS lensSony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS55-210mmf/4.5-6.3 345g
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Sony-E-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3 lensSony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.318-200mmf/3.5-6.3 524g
Sigma-20mm-F2-DG-DN-C-E-Mount lensSigma 20mm F2 DG DN C20mmf/2.0 370g
Samyang-8mm-F2.8-UMC-Fisheye-Sony-E-NEX lensSamyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye8mmf/2.8 265g
Sony-FE-70-200mm-F2.8-GM-OSS lensSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS70-200mmf/2.8 1480g
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Sony-FE-24-70mm-F4-ZA-OSS-Carl-Zeiss-Vario-Tessar-T lensSony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T24-70mmf/4.0 426g
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Sony FX30 Connectivity

The FX30 has the following connectivity:

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

Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send files and at times change camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Many applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.

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Sony FX30 Video info

The maximum video resolution on the Sony FX30 is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264 and H.265 file format. 2160p delivers an exceptional resolution for video recording. You can easily crop to Full HD to get better results. Beware of the massive file sizes and ensure you get high quality SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does have both headphone and microphone support making it extremely valuable while capturing audio.

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Sony FX30 Weather Sealing

Sony FX30 has environment sealing which makes it a good option to use for tricky places. This can be particularly handy in case you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Sony FX30 Screen and Viewfinder

The Sony FX30 includes a 3.00 inch fully articulated display screen boasting a resolution of 2,360 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group shots if required. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily adjust focus points and change settings with your fingertips.

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The View Finder details regarding Sony FX30 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.

Sony FX30 Shutter info

Sony FX30 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.

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Sony FX30 Flash and Hot shoe info

Sony FX30 boasts external flash ability but with missing integrated flash.

Sony FX30 Autofocus info

Sony FX30 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be useful for portraits.

The Sensor includes 759 focus points to select from. Sony FX30 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to switch where you focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Sony FX30 boasts manual focus when needed for low light scenarios or you want to have more accurate focus control.

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Sony FX30 Battery life

The battery (NP-FZ100) in the Sony FX30 is fashioned to last for 570 pictures based on the CIPA standards which is higher than standard when compared to its class. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 has the highest possible (810) battery life for this group of cameras.

Underneath is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

Sony FX30 for different categories of photography

The following illustration displays a overview of the Sony FX30 for different categories of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Sony FX30 Portrait photography highlights

The Sony FX30 has a points total of 84 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a tremendous option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
resolution is great (26MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
saves RAW files

Sony FX30 Street photography information

Having a nice rating of 74, the Sony FX30 is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
includes touch to focus
environment sealing
above average ISO range (32,000)
heavier than competition in class (646g)

Sony FX30 as a Sports photography camera

A tremendous sports photography points tally of 87 means the Sony FX30 is a excellent option for photographing sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high megapixels (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery power (570 shots)
comes with phase detect autofocus

Sony FX30 Travel photography details

Size is extremely crucial when choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony FX30 gets a above average 74 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to buy for your holidays.

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good battery (570 shots)
environment proof
has bluetooth
boasts touch focus
fantastic MP (26MP)
selfie friendly display
heavier than competition in class (646g)

Landscape photography with Sony FX30

When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony FX30 and it's wonderful score of 86 as a landscape camera is a awesome pick within the current marketplace.

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manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (32,000)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
great battery life (570 shots)
two card slots

Sony FX30 Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Sony FX30 is a very decent option as a vlog camera as it comes to a above average score of 74.

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selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
more heavy than others (646 grams)

Sony FX30 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the FX30, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The line graph down below gives you a bird's eye view of the FX30 versus it's top rated rivals listed previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Sony
Model
Sony FX30
Class
Advanced Mirrorless
Launched
2022-09-28
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
366.6mm²
Sensor resolution
26 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6192 x 4128
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
32000
Max boosted ISO
102400
Minimum native ISO
100
Minimum boosted ISO
50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points
759
Lens
Lens mount
Sony E
Available lenses
187
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fully articulated
Screen diagonal
3.00 inches
Resolution of screen
2,360 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
3840x2160
Video format
XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
646 gr (1.42 lbs)
Physical dimensions
130 x 78 x 85mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.3")
Other
Battery life
570 shots
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-FZ100
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Card slots
Dual
Launch price
$1,800