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 60 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #33 out of 1453 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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Sony FX30 Gallery
You can see the FX30 from different angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
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 453 grams and the Sony FX30 is weightier compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a picture of the Sony FX30 alongside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the FX30.
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.
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.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.
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.
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 388. 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 85 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.