With some extremely strong competition in the premium compact market, how does Fujifilm’s X30 stack up? Michael Topham takes a closer look in our Fujifilm X30 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Fujifilm X30

Features:
Build/Handling:
Metering:
Autofocus:
AWB Colour:
Dynamic Range:
LCD viewfinder:

Pros:

  • - Improved operation with new control ring
  • - Robust build quality
  • - Extremely responsive autofocus performance in low light

Cons:

  • - Physically smaller sensor than most rivals
  • - Screen is yet to support touchscreen control
  • - Some buttons are extremely small

Product:

Fujifilm X30 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£479.00

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Fujifilm X30 Review – Specification

Details

Sensor:12-million-pixel 2/3-inch CMOS sensor
Output size:4000x3000
Focal Length Mag:n/a
Lens Mount:n/a
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000sec
ISO:100-3200
Metering System:256-zone TTL
Exposure Compensation:+3/-3EV in 1/3EV steps; Movies +2/-2EV in 1/3EV steps
Drive Mode:12fps continuous shooting
LCD:3in tilt-angle LCD with 920,000 dots
Viewfinder:0.39-inch, 2,360k-dot OLED EVF
AF System:Intelligent Hybrid AF (Contrast/Phase Detection)
Video:1920x1080 pixels at 60/50/30/25/24p
External mic:Yes (2.5mm)
Power:NP-95 (up to 470 shots)
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Dimensions:118.7 x 71.6 x 60.3mm
Weight:423g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. First Look
  7. 7. Fujifilm X30 Review – Specification
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  • badvok

    AP, are you sure those dynamic range figures are correct? If they are then this X30 with it’s small sensor is beating the Olympus EM5 II and the Nikon D5500 in terms of dynamic range. That’s a remarkable achievement by Fuji.

  • Kym Crowley

    Touch screens have some way to go. When they’re as effective as a smart phone’s screen, then I may become excited. I have one on my Lumix G5 and never bother…

  • Kym Crowley

    Touch screens have some way to go. When they’re as effective as a smart phone’s screen, then I may become excited. I have one on my Lumix G5 and never bother…

  • astispumanti

    I agree with Dave Ross – the Panasonic TZ40 I use as a travel cam has a touch screen and it’s a nuisance, one only has to touch the damn thing for a shot to be taken – they’re a nuisance, not a benefit.

  • dave ross

    Not having a touchscreen is a pro, not a con. I’ve never used the tilt screen on my Canon G 11 and the feature just adds depth to the camera.