Las Vegas, NV—Fujifilm Corporation made several introduction in the Fujifilm X series lineup, including the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless digital camera. Fujifilm also announced the Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 R WR wide-angle lens with a compact, lightweight and weather-resistant design.
The new camera features Fujifilm’s X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 sensor—a fourth-generation, 26.1 megapixel APS-C image sensor. The small, lightweight X-T30 takes advantage of Fujifilm’s new X-Processor 4 quad core CPU, engineered to provide content creators with fast autofocus (AF), accurate face detection and enough power to create high-resolution stills. The sensitivity of ISO 160—previously only available as extended ISO—is now available as a regular ISO option to facilitate capturing in bright daylight.
The new processor doubles the speed of face detection for moving people compared to the X-T20. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, for more accurate focus tracking for moving portrait subjects. Also, the low-light limit for phase-detection AF was expanded from the conventional +0.5 EV to -3 EV. Moreover, phase-detection AF covers 100% on the frame.
The X-T30 also includes a focus lever that lets users quickly shift to a focus point; an intuitive touch-screen panel; and an ergonomic design to ensure handheld stability. Weighing 13.5 ounces, the compact body is comfortable to hold when it is mounted with a large telephoto lens.
Fujifilm X-T30 Additional Features
The camera also evolved for video capability, recording 4K UHD video at 30 frames per sec and Full HD 1080p at 120 fps to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing high color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color through the camera’s HDMI port.
Moreover, leveraging Fujifilm’s color reproduction technology, users can record in film simulation modes. The X-T30 incorporates monochrome adjustments, available for ACROS and monochrome, and color chrome effect that produces deep colors and gradation in subjects with highly saturated colors.
Designed for easy operation, the X-T30 has a 3-inch, 1.04M-dot touch LCD with two-way tilting and drag controls, as well as a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF.
The camera also provides advanced SR auto mode, activated with a lever, to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings out of 58 presets. And for easy sharing, it features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V.4.2. They provide digital communication with the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices. There’s also a SD UHS-1 card slot.
Carrying on with the tradition of the X-T10 and X-T20, the new model retains the X series’ signature dial-based, manual controls and proprietary color reproduction technology.
Availability and Pricing
The Fujifilm X-T30 digital camera body and kits will ship in March 2019. The camera will be offered in black and premium silver for a suggested retail price of $899. The X-T30 body with the XC15–45mm lens kit will retail for $999. The X-T30 body with the XF18–55mm lens kit will sell for $1,299. In addition, all camera and kit variations of the new charcoal silver color will be available in June 2019.