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Fuji X-T30 Press Release, Full Specification and User Manual

Price $899 [body only] – Buy from B&H Store | Amazon USA | Amazon UK

Fuji X-T30 finally announced today, we have already told you about upcoming camera specs, images a month ago. The camera features same 26 MP 4the generation of X-Trans CMOS BSI Sensor, the core specification of the camera is almost same. But unfortunately we are not getting 60p frame rate in 4K video, the 4K remains limited to 30p only. Weather sealing is also absent, headphone port as well as single card slot in Fuji X-T30.

Nothing new, as per the Fuji strategy goes the X-T3 camera available at less cost by sacrificing few features.

Fuji X-T30 vs Fuji X-T3 Major Specification

Fuji X-T30 Major Specification Fuji X-T3 Major Specification
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
  • DCI and UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • 425-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • Extended ISO 80-51200, 30 fps Shooting
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder Mode
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
  • UHD 4K60 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out
  • 2.16m-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • 0.75x 3.69m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • Extended ISO 80-51200, 30 fps Shooting
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder Mode
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body

We have done a quick specs comparison review check out here

At the end you are getting a affordable X-T3 camera that doesn’t suffers from any forced limitation as the other companies camera suffer. So, if you are on budget and looking for class leading APS-C camera. Fuji X-T30 is a great choice out there.

Price $899 [body only] – Buy from B&H Store | Amazon USA | Amazon UK

Fuji X-T30 Full Specifications Download PDF

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Fuji X-T30 User Manual

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Fuji X-T30 Press Release

FUJIFILM LAUNCHES THE NEW FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR LENS AND THE FUJIFILM X-T30, A NEW MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA IN A UNIQUELY LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT DESIGN

– Updates to FUJIFILM X Series lineup including the new the X-T30, which packs greater image quality and UHD 4K video-recording capability into its thin, lightweight body (just 13.51oz) (383g);
– The FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR wide angle lens for X Series announced;
– Forthcoming firmware releases for FUJIFILM X-T3, FUJIFILM X-T100 and FUJIFILM X-A5;
– New version of FUJIFILM Camera Remote app available

Valhalla, New York, February 14, 2019 – FUJIFILM Corporation today unveiled several new announcements for the FUJIFILM X Series lineup, including the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T30 (X-T30), its new mirrorless digital camera that provides photographers of all levels with enhancements in image quality at greater speed and accuracy. Fujifilm also announced the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR wide angle lens with a compact, lightweight and weather-resistant design for its XF family of interchangeable lenses.

X-T30
The new system features Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS 4 Sensor. This 4th generation, 26.1 megapixel imaging sensor, is one of the highest resolution sensors among APS-C sensor digital cameras. The small, lightweight camera also takes advantage of Fujifilm’s new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU, which provides content creators of all levels with fast auto-focus (AF), accurate face detection and enough power to create beautiful, high-resolution stills. The sensitivity of ISO 160 — previously only available as extended ISO — is now available as a regular ISO option and will serve to facilitate capturing moments in bright daylight outdoors.

The X-T30 also includes advanced features such as the Focus Lever which enables users to quickly and easily shift to a focus point, an intuitive touch-screen panel, and an ergonomic body design to ensure hand-held stability in versatile shooting conditions. At a weight of just 13.51oz, the compact and lightweight body is comfortable to hold even when it is mounted with a large lens, such as a telephoto zoom.

Evolved for video-recording capability, the X-T30 offers the ability to record ultra high-definition (UHD) 4K or Full HD 1080p video and high quality audio – without additional equipment – to accommodate the needs of a wide range of content creators.

  • Professional Performance: The 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination allows for reliable and accurate AF and Face Detection performance when capturing high-resolution stills or recording 4k video of moving subjects.
  • Advanced Image Quality: The new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU doubles the speed of face-detection for moving people compared to the X-T20. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0.5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior Video and Image Effects: Offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080p 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. Leveraging Fujifilm’s advanced color reproduction technology, users are able to record video in ‘Film Simulation’ modes. The X-T30 also incorporates numerous shooting functions, such as “monochrome adjustments” available for ACROS and Monochrome, and “Color Chrome” effect that produces uniquely deep colors and gradation in subjects with highly saturated colors, which are notoriously difficult to photograph.
  • Easy-to-Use Design: Offers 3 inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and optimal touch screen to capture images easily in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR Auto mode –easily activated with a lever — to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings out of 58 presets for any given scene.
  • Mobility: Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth V.4.2 offers digital communication with the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices.

Carrying on with the tradition of the FUJIFILM X-T10 (released in June 2015), and the FUJIFILM X-T20 (released in February 2017), the new model retains the X Series’ signature dial-based, manual controls and proprietary color reproduction technology, along with a complete range of shooting functions designed to attract a broad range of users from professional photographers and independent filmmakers to first-time beginners.

FUJIFILM X-T30 Specifications:

  • 26.1M BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4
  • X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU
  • 100% phase detect AF across the entire frame
  • Excellent face and eye detection AF with new Face Selection option
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • 3 inch 1.04M-dot 2-way tilting Touch LCD with smooth and fast drag controls
  • 4K/30p, Full HD 120fps, H.264 compression option
  • External HDMI recording capable of 4:2:2 10 bit quality
  • 1x SD UHS-I card slot • Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth V.4.2
  • Headphone Jack via USB-C Adapter (3rd Party)
  • USB-C
  • NP-W126S battery

FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Lens
Designed to deliver the high performance resolution from Fujifilm’s X-TRANS CMOS sensors through its precise optical design, the XF16mmF2.8 R WR adopts an internal focusing system and stepping motor to provide extremely fast and near-quiet auto-focusing. Although light and compact, the design incorporates metal components on the exterior of the lens, while interior is sealed around the barrel in nine different locations to ensure durability and weather-resistance to the surrounding environment. The XF16mmF2.8 R WR joins the collection of affordable, compact, and lightweight lenses within the FUJINON XF Lens System, making it the perfect companion to the XF23mmF2 R WR, XF35mmF2 R WR, and XF50mmF2 R WR lenses.

  • High Resolution Performance: Edge-to-edge sharpness from the center to the corners of the frame is achieved by the precise arrangement of 10 lens elements in 8 groups. This lens also includes two aspherical elements, which assist in suppressing the image degrading effects of chromatic aberration and field curvature imperfection.
  • Compact, Lightweight and Stylish design: Weighing in at 5.47oz (155g) and measuring just 1.79in (45.4mm) in length, this lens offers up the renowned image quality and refined style associated with the FUJINON XF family of lenses. With its metal exterior, precise click stops, and smooth dampening, this lens offers incredible image quality in a durable, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Fast and Quiet Autofocus: The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to move focusing elements into place through precise electrical pulses in order to achieve fast and near-silent autofocus performance.
  • Weather and Dust Resistant Durability: The lens is designed to operate in temperatures as low as 14° Fahrenheit and is sealed at nine points around the barrel, making it both weather and dust resistant.

FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Optional Accessories:

  • 49mm Front lens cap (FLCP-49)
  • 49mm Protect filter (PRF-49)

FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Specifications:

  • Lens construction: 10 elements, 8 groups (includes 2 aspherical elements)
  • Focal length (35mm format equivalent: f=16mm (24mm)
  • Angle of view: 83.2°
  • Max. aperture: F2.8
  • Min. aperture: F22
  • Aperture control
  • Number of blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Stop size: 1/3EV (19 stops)
  • Focus range: 17cm and beyond
  • Max. magnification: 0.13x
  • External dimensions: Diameter x Length: Approx: Φ60.0mm x 45.4mm
  • Weight (excluding caps, hoods): Approx. 155g
  • Filter size: Φ49mm10

Availability and Pricing
The X-T30 digital camera body and kits are anticipated to be available in March 2019 in the popular black and premium silver for a suggested retail price of USD $899 and CAD $1,199.99. The X-T30 body with XC15-45mm lens kit will be available at a suggested retail price of USD $999 and CAD $1,299.99. The X-T30 body with XF18-55mm lens kit will be offered at a suggested retail price of USD $1,299 and CAD $1,699.99. All camera and kit variations of the new charcoal silver color will be available in June 2019.

The FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR lens is expected to be available in black in March 2019 or silver in May 2019, at a suggested retail price of USD $399.95 and CAD $499.99.

New Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-T3
New firmware version [FUJIFILM X-T3 Ver. 3.00] for the FUJIFILM X-T3 will be released in April 2019 to strengthen the accuracy of the X-T3’s face/eye detection feature, and to provide enhanced AF performance and speed, and operability of the X-T3 touch screen.

  • Enhanced Accuracy of Face/Eye Detection and AF Performance: The X-T3 firmware update provides improvements in the X-T3’s AF algorithm, with face detection of the X-T3 enhanced by approximately 30%. Additionally, the firmware serves to make the AF tracking even more stable not only in still photos but also in video recording.
  • New “Face Select” Function: The new X-T3 firmware update adds a new “Face Select” function to provide priority auto-focus, tracking, and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces are detected within a frame. X-T3 users can make a selection via the touch screen or focus lever.
  • Fast AF Speed: The X-T3’s new firmware update provides the camera with a new AF algorithm, which improves the AF speed from previous versions, regardless if the subject is located a short distance or farther away.
  • Intuitive Operability: The firmware update provides additional settings for the X-T3’s touch screen that provide enhanced ease-of-use when focusing.

New Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-T100 and FUJIFILM X-A5
Available starting February 2019, the new firmware FUJIFILM X-T100 Ver. 2.00, FUJIFILM X-A5 Ver. 2.00 for the FUJIFILM X-T100 and for the FUJIFILM X-A5, respectively, will include advanced features for shooting a variety of scenes.

  • New “Bright Mode”: Provides a brighter and more vivid image when using the “Advanced SR Auto” mode. It can be easily turned on and off with a single tap via the LCD touch-screen.
  • “Portrait Enhancer” Mode: The popular “Portrait Enhancer” mode is now available with customizations to meet a range of different skin tones.
  • New “Night+ Setting”: The “Night+” mode automatically adjusts ISO, brightness and vividness of the picture for enhanced quality in poor light situations.

New Version of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote App
Fujifilm will also launch the newest version of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote (Ver. 4.0) app to connect smart devices to Fujifilm’s wireless-equipped digital cameras to enable seamless transfer of photos and remote-control shooting features. The newly designed interface of the new FUJIFILM Camera Remote app allows for a quicker pairing process and an “album” function to quickly arrange photos imported from the camera. The new version will be available in the App Store for iOS™ devices in March 2019 and available in the Google play store for Android™ devices in May 2019.

Fuji X-T30 vs Fuji X-T3 vs Fuji X-H1 vs Fuji X-E3

As we all know we already have the core specification of the upcoming Fuji X-T30 camera, now its time for comparison. We are comparing Fuji X-T30 camera with Fuji available flagship solutions. Let’s have a look at the specification comparison

Fuji X-T30 vs Fuji X-T3 vs Fuji X-H1 vs Fuji X-E3

Fuji X-T30 Fuji X-T3 Fuji X-H1 Fuji X-E3
Price $799 Price $1,399 Price $1,299 Price $699
26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
X-Processor 4 X-Processor 4 X-Processor Pro X-Processor Pro
UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out UHD 4K60 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out
Continuous shooting of 8 frames per second is possible at mechanical shutter Continuous shooting of 8 frames per second is possible at mechanical shutter
30 frames per second with about 16.6 million pixels 30 frames per second with about 16.6 million pixels Up to 14 fps at 24.3 MP Up to 14 fps at 24.3 MP

EVF with finder magnification 0.62 times

 

0.75x 3.69m-Dot OLED Viewfinder 0.75x 3.69m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
3.0 type 1.04 million dots touch panel tilt liquid crystal 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen 3″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilt LCD Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
Size: 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8 mm 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8 mm 139.8 x 97.3 x 85.5 mm 139.8 x 97.3 x 85.5 mm
Color: Black / Silver Color: Black / Silver Color: Black Color: Black

Let’s have a look at the quick specification comparison of Major specification of these three camera.

From the set of specification we are having, the Fuji X-T30 camera look best of all when we talk about Price vs Specification Ratio.’

Fuji X-T30 Major Specification Leaked

Fuji X-T30 Major specification leaked today, the Fuji X-T30 camera features same sensor as we have seen inside the Fuji X-T3 camera. The Fuji X-T30 is an attempt to gain more market share of APS -C camera. There are lot of photographers out there, who are not able to afford the $1699 camera. Now, after the arrival of Fuji XT-30 camera we will get a affordable X-T30 camera at approx $1000 price range. So, you will be getting or enjoying the same 4th generation X-Trans 26MP CMOS Sensor under $1K body which is truly remarkable.

Fuji X-T30 Major Specification

  • 26.1 million pixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • X-Processor 4
  • Phase difference covering the entire screen Sensor with 2.16 million pixels
  • Continuous shooting of 8 frames per second is possible at mechanical shutter
  • Blackout-free high-speed continuous shooting at speeds of up to 30 frames per second with about 16.6 million pixels
  • 4K30p video
  • EVF with finder magnification 0.62 times
  • 3.0 type 1.04 million dots touch panel tilt liquid crystal
  • 16 types of film simulation
  • Advanced SR Auto
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Size: 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8 mm
  • Weight: 383 g
  • Color: Black / Silver

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Fuji X-T30 Images Leaked

Finally, we have the images of the Fuji X-T30 camera, the camera said to feature same sensor as of Fuji X-T3 camera.  On the rear side of the camera we have a joystick, instead of D-pad. So, finally We will be a getting a affordable Fuji X-T3 camera very soon. We have told you back on January 10, 2019 Fuji X-T30 Camera Registered, announcement in next few months

The top of the camera look exactly same as of Fuji X-T20 camera. As usual we get lot extensive manual controls with Fuji Camera.

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Fuji X-T30 Camera Registered, announcement in next few months

Fuji registered one more camera at wireless certification agency. And the model code of the camera is FF180003. The camera features same wireless part as we have seen inside the Fuji xt3 camera. As we have told you earlier also and [Fuji X-T30 Coming in 2019] Based on previous trends of Fuji, It’s look like Fuji registered Fuji X-T30 camera and next few months we will be having a affordable X-T3 camera in hour hands.

Take a look at the registration details of the Fuji X-T30 camera

Fuji X-T30, When actually it’s coming ?

In Past we have seen that, there was more than 14 months of gap between Fuji X-T1 and Fuji X-T10 announcement. But, there was only 6 months of gap between the Fuji X-T2 and Fuji X-T20 announcement. So, its all depend upon the sales number and market demand. Once the desired sales numbers are reached, Fuji will sure announce a affordable Fuji X-T3 camera under Fuji X-T30 body to reach out more people and gain more market share.
Based on a educated guess the Fuji X-T30 camera should arrive sometime around May / June of 2019 is everything goes on schedule inside Fuji.

Fuji X-T3 de-ranked, low market demand for now

Although we do know that Fuji X-T3 camera was selling like hotcakes on the first day after its release. But, the market demand Fuji X-T3 camera doesn’t look so good for now. [check out best selling mirrorless camera at Amazon] although it do received lot of popularity in reviews worldwide but apparently at the time I am writing this post Fuji X-T3 #19 best selling Mirrorless camera at Amazon.com which is even behind Fuji X-H1 camera which is placed at #7 position.

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Fuji X-T30 Coming in 2019

Well there are lot people, those who are waiting for Fuji X-T30 camera.  As we all know Fuji X-T30 camera is the only camera in Fuji line-up which uses third generation of 26MP Fuji X-Trans sensor. So, its bit obvious for people to wait for next iteration.

It’s bit logical to except a Fuji X-T30 camera from Fuji also,  If you look at the announcement pattern of Fuji X-T series Cameras, then you will find a rhythm in their announcement pattern.

Also Keep in mind factors like Target sales unit and Competitors.

In a very simple way if we talk about the possible arrival time of Fuji Next X-T30 camera then we have less than 6 months. Fuji will announce their Fuji X-T30 camera between March to May Months of 2019. Since, Fuji only took only 6 month to announce X-T20 camera after the announcement of Fuji X-T2.

 

Fuji X-T1 Jan, 2014
Fuji X-T10 May, 2015
Fuji X-T2 Jul, 2016
Fuji X-T20 Jan, 2017
Fuji X-T3 Sep, 2018

Now let’s. talk it in bit details while considering some other factors.

The First Factor is Target Sales of X-T3

In general other camera companies also follow the same trend and you should aware of that.  Once the sales target of a flagship camera is reached and company already earned a good amount from the sales. They announces the affordable version of the same camera to reach out more people and gain more sales.

List of Fuji Flagship Camera with Announcement Timeline

FUji X-Pro2 [outdated]
 Jan, 2016
Fuji X-E3 Sep, 2017
Fuji X-H1 Feb, 2018
Fuji X-T3 Sep, 2018

Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-H2 and X-E3 Updates are Due with X-Trans 4

Before we think of getting a affordable X-Trans 4 body in our hand we have to think over that Fuji flagships update are overdue. And if they put X-Trans 4 sensor under affordable body, it will hamper future flagship camera sales.

Fuji Changed its strategy, their only main aim is to lead the APS-C segment despite of taking care of their own flagship cameras, that’s why instead of putting attention towards X-Pro2 update Fuji putting attention towards other model development and announcement. Their only aim is to put best Specs in front of consumers under reasonable price tag.

Fuji X-T30 Early Announcement Depend Upon Competitor offerings

If Sony announces Sony A6700 on NAB or at Photokina 2019 [see first set of leaked specs here]  the only way to kill its sale is to put a affordable body in market carrying 26MP X-Trans sensor and with 4K30p recording option under or approx $1000 price range. So, Fuji X-T30 announcement actually depend competitors offerings.

Fuji X-T30 will arrive in 2019 only if Sony announces something better than Fuji X-T3 with lower price tag. Otherwise we have to wait till 2020.

Do share your thoughts with us. Do remember Fuji GFX 100 Official announcement is due for 2019

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