Fujifilm X-T30: the performance of an X-T3

fujifilm_xt-30_face.jpgFujifilm is taking on a new look and incorporating the essential features of its old X-T3 into a more compact package. However, it does not inherit the excellent viewer, nor the dual SD casing.
The X-T20 is still the best selling Fujifilm camera in the world and the fifth best sold in 2018. The younger brother of the X-T2 has especially attracted a population of young fans that Fujifilm knew. Management with a very compact product, high image quality and attractive price. And although the X-T20 does not disappear completely from the market, since it will remain for sale in the form of a package with 18-55 mm f / 2,8-4 in Fnac, X-T30 charge of it to triumph brilliantly

Fujifilm X-T30
To do this, Fujifilm did not skimp on the media and simply placed almost all the components of the X-T3 in this device, whose dimensions were further reduced with a thin screen plus a millimeter. Its weight is identical to that of the X-T20 with only 383 g.

fujifilm_xt-30_dos.jpgThe general appearance of the camera changes little, but this did not prevent Fujifilm from making some adjustments and, especially, showing a joystick on the back of the camera that we appreciate so much the efficiency to move the collimator. Autofocus during shooting. This cleans the four-position selector present in the previous two-digit X-generations and causes a redesign of the keys. Quick access to the Q menu has been moved to the top of the rest of the thumb, as is the case in the medium format GFX 50R. Unlike the X-T3, there is not a combination of double wheel sensitivity and motorization or exposure time and light measurement at the top of the case. The sensitivity setting here will be assigned to the Fn key or to one of the two knobs for quick adjustment. The touch screen takes advantage of the increased sensitivity, as well as the system introduced in the X-T3 to deactivate the rocker in the electronic viewfinder when tilted. The X-T30 retains the built-in flash of its predecessors, whose power increases to NG8.

fujifilm_xt-30_dessus.jpgIn addition to these ergonomic considerations, few things distinguish the X-T30 from the X-T3. From its predecessor, it inherits the back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, whose definition is 26.1 MP, and the X 4 processor quad-core. It benefits from its automatic phase detection approach at 2.16 million points across the sensor surface, which we could appreciate the effectiveness during our test. The sensitivity of the autofocus is raised to -3 EV and, like the X-T3, has a detection function of the faces whose stability and performance increased with a possible recognition, since the subject occupies 7% of Image, and the ability to easily switch from one face to another with the joystick or touch screen. The system is also equipped with eye detection. These improvements will also be made in the X-T3 through an update scheduled for the month of April.

fujifilm_xt-30.jpgAll the burst capabilities of the X-T3 have been extended to the X-T30, which can chain the shots at a speed of 8 fps in the mechanical shutter and 30 fps in the electronic shutter with a 1.25x cutout. Improvements to autofocus will also be useful for videographers who have 6K recordings across the sensor surface for the 4K DCI 30P output. Recording is done internally in 4: 2: 0 8 bits on the SD card, while it can be done in 4: 2: 2 10 bits and in F-Log via HDMI.
2_fujifilm_xt-30_profil.jpgn talking about shots, also keep in mind that the device is equipped with a USB-C port that can be used to charge the device, but the latter causes the disappearance of the headphone jack. A microphone connector is always present.

The wireless connectivity is served by the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips that will be exploited by a new version of the Fujifilm Remote Camera application planned for the end of March on iOS and April on Android. It will include a new, easier-to-use interface and an album feature where the imported photos will be grouped.

Once this description was realized, one wonders in a natural way about what remains in the X-T3 in front of a particularly muscular X-T30. The first viewer, because despite our expectations, Fujifilm has not placed the excellent slab of the X-T3 on the X-T30, which retains a viewfinder of 0.39 "and 2.36 Mpts already in operation on the X-T20, without However, its brightness has increased to 800 cd / m² and its fluidity should be better thanks to Boost mode at 100 fps. In X-T3, the X-T30 also leaves the double cased privilege. Finally, and this is a difference that does not it is the smallest, only the X-T3 benefits from a protection against the weather that becomes increasingly essential for us.

But these are some differences that allow the X-T30 to publish a price lower than its predecessor, since it will be marketed from March 20 to € 949 of unprotected homes. A kit with the XC 15-45 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OIS PZ will be offered at € 999, a double kit with the extra XC 50-230 mm f / 4.5-6.7 OIS will reach € 1 199, while the most qualitative kit, with the XF 18-55 mm f / 2.8-4 R LM OIS, will show a price of € 1,299. The device will be offered in the usual colors of silver and black, accompanied two months later by a new anthracite version.

Until April 30, Fujifilm is also launching an offer to apply an immediate discount of € 250 for any purchase of an X-T30 or a kit with, in addition, a f / 2 optics of the XF series. 23 mm f / 2, XF 35 mm f / 2, XF 50 mm f / 2 or the XC 50-230 mm.


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