Fujifilm’s X-T series has been refreshed, but does this new arrival hit the sweet spot of what enthusiasts want for under £1,000? Michael Topham finds out

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Fujifilm X-T30 review


Price as reviewed:

£849.00 (Body Only)

Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Introduction

Fujifilm X-T30: at a glance

  • £26.1-million-pixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12,800 (80-51,200 extended)
  • 425-point AF system with 2.16-million phase detection pixels
  • Up to 30fps continuous shooting
  • 4K/30p recording with 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output
  • Single SD card slot
  • £849 body only
Fujifilm X-T30

Those working to a sub £1000 budget can purchase the X-T30 with the XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens for £899. Photographers after the best kit option will want to choose it with the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens (£1,199), which is the combination pictured above

There have been a number of developments in Fujifilm’s X-series over the years. One example has been the expansion of the company’s X-T camera portfolio. At the beginning of 2014, there was only the X-T1 to choose from if you fancied a Fujifilm camera that bestowed the traditional shape of a DSLR, with attractive styling and a centrally positioned viewfinder. We had to wait until May 2015 to witness some of the X-T1’s features filter down to a more compact X-T10.

Since then we’ve seen the X-T series grow substantially. Double-digit X-T models such as the X-T20 continue to borrow a subset of the advanced features found in Fujifilm’s single-digit X-T models, and to ensure there’s a camera for all types of user, Fujifilm introduced the X-T100 as an entry point for novices and those working to a strict budget.

With Fujifilm’s so called ‘little giant’ we’re looking at a smaller, lighter and more affordable alternative to Fujifilm’s fabulous X-T3 that has been well received since its launch last year. The X-T30 has great promise, but still has a lot to do if it’s to follow in the X-T20’s footsteps and become Fujifilm’s next best selling mirrorless camera.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Introduction
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Features
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Bluetooth connectivity
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-T3 Review: Build & Handling
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Performance
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Image quality
  7. 7. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Verdict
  8. 8. Fujifilm X-T30 Review: Hands On First Look
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