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Fujifilm X30 vs Sony RX100 M3

Fuji-X30-vs-RX100-M3-imageThe Fujifilm X30 is a clone of X20 camera, since it features same small sensor and image processor as of X20 camera, on the other side we have Sony RX100 M3 camera that features 1 inch large sensor and very small and compact body design… take a look at the core specification below….

FujiX30-vs-RX100-M3-imageSensor Tech: The fujifilm features 2/3″ CMOS image sensor and built with X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the pixel pattern literally reduce the need of optical low pass filter above the sensor, the other major advantage of the X-Trans sensor is the presence of active phase AF pixels inside the sensor, so you get HYBRID AF system that uses contrast and phase AF method with the X30 camera to acquire AF.

the Sony RX100 M3 comes with large 20.1 megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor features backside-illuminated technology, due to the large sensor size and bright optical lens the sensor get more light compared to Fuji X30 sensor and the difference is clearly visible… the RX100 M3 does produces excellent level of details in the images by maintaining the minimum amount of noise.

Lens: As we have already said that the lens used in the RX100 M3 camera delivers more light compared to the X30 camera not only due to the difference in the aperture range but also due to the difference in the size of lens elements, the RX100 M3 lens elements are designed for large sensor by and they also feature low aperture range… so the RX100M3 will provide more shallow DOF and noise less low-light images when compared to the X30.

Being small the Fuji lens is able to focus as close as 1cm, the Sony RX100 M3 macro range is limited to 5 cm, you also get 1X more optical zoom lens with Fuji X30.

AF System: We have no doubt that the Fuji X30 will do faster AF since it features advance AF sensor that utilizes Phase and Contrast based methods, on the other side we have Sony RX100 M3 uses traditional contrast detect AF system.

Top continuous speed: Fujifilm x30 can take up to 12 continuous shots whereas Sony RX100 III can take up to 10 shots continuously.

Display: Both the cameras support the same 3” tilting LCD but their pixels varies. Sony RX100 III has a pixel density of 1,228,800 pixels whereas Fujifilm x30 has a pixel density of 920000 pixels.

Hot Shoe:  Fujifilm x30 has a hot shoe on its body to attach an external flash for better lightning conditions when required.

Battery life:  Fujifilm X30 can take 470 shots in one cycle but Sony RX100 III can take 320 shots only.

Dimensions: Sony RX100 III is smaller than Fujifilm X30.

Weight: Sony RX100 III is lighter than Fujifilm X30.

 Verdict: We highly recommend you to buy the Sony RX100 M3 camera.

Buy Fuji X30 from –  Amazon and B&H || Buy Pre-order RX100 M3 at Amazon | B&H

The real reason why Fuji X30 sales are down

it’s not Rocket science – Reason is very simple – People will not buy the overpriced product with old sensor and image processor.

Fiji-X30-sales-downBefore the announcement when I heard that Fuji X30 is coming with the same sensor and image processor, my first reaction was “No Way… at least Fuji will not do this (read the post here)”, but unfortunately the Fuji X30 finally arrived with the same image processor and sensor ….and as a result on the first day of announcement it scored only 71th rank in the best seller of point and shoot camera category at Amazon and just after few hours people kicked X30 out of 100… however Sony RX100 M3 (Amazon) is still under Top 10 best selling point and shoot camera of the world.

Reason behind the Failure

1. The Major Core Specification of Fuji X30 and X20 are Same

The major cores specification of Fuji X30 is same as X30 – the Sensor and image processor is same and hence you will get same image quality as of its predecessor – see the detailed specification comparison review

2. Fuji must understand that there are many better alternatives available.. at same or lower price tag

Fuji X30 look overpriced when you see cameras like Sony RX100, plus better alternatives are also available with bit extra cost.

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Fujifilm X30 vs Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm-X30-vs-X20-imageWe have compared the core specification of recently announced Fujifilm X30 camera with the Fujifilm X20 camera, but we are not able to find any major difference between the X30 and X20… take a look

Fujifilm-X30-vs-Fujifilm-X2The worst part is the Sensor and Optical lens remains same, Why a current Fuji X20 owner will spend $600 to get same image quality from a new camera? Fuji is just Re-branding old product with a new name ..improving the display screen, adding WiFi..etc… will not improve the image qualitydon’t waste your money in Buying in the X30 camera.. If you want to buy compact  X series camera with phase AF support we recommend you to go with Fujifilm X20, Since the X20 will cost you $150 less than current X30 camera and will give you same image quality as of the new one.

Buy Fuji X20 from Amazon  — Buy Fuji X30 from –  Amazon and B&H

Fuji X30 Sample Images

Fuji X30 Sample Images surfaced over the web via fujifilm flickr account, unfortunately the newly announced X30 camera features same sensor and image processor as Fuji X20… so certainly we won’t see any major difference in the image quality of both the camera …

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Fujifilm X30 Videos

Fujifilm-X30-front-image-2Many Fujifilm X30 videos surfaced Just after the announcement of Fujifilm X30 Premium compact camera, the camera features new realtime EVF and Classic chrome film simulation modes.. for more details see the announcement page

Fujifilm X30 Videos

FUJIFILM X30 Promotional Video

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Fujifilm X30 Announced - Press Release and Full Specification

Fujifilm-X30-front-image-2Fujifilm X30 finally announced by Fujifilm today, the camera features 2/3″ X-Trans II CMOS sensor and EXR II image processor (same as of its predecessor), the new features include a realtime EVF  with 0.005 second lag time, 0.65 magnification and 2.36M dot OLED, new high resolution tilting (920k dots) display unit, the famous Classic chrome film simulation modes and improved battery life.

The camera is available at a price tag of  $599 at Amazon and B&H (Sliver model)  –  Amazon and B&H (Black model)

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Press Release

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES CLASSICALLY DESIGNED PREMIUM COMPACT X30 WITH NEW CONTROLS AND FASTER PERFORMANCE

X30 features Real Time Viewfinder, dual control rings, and new ‘Classic Chrome’ Film Simulation for dramatically colored photos

Valhalla, N.Y., August 26, 2014 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X30, a premium compact, fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X30 has an all new Real Time Viewfinder and innovative dual manual control rings for composing and taking pictures quickly and easily.

The FUJIFILM X30 gives enthusiast and professional photographers a vast array of new features, and delivers the same award-winning image quality and design that the FUJIFILM X-Series is known for around the world. The new X30 features a Real Time Viewfinder – which is the largest, brightest, fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class*1 – a large 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II and a new ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode that delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction for beautifully dramatic images.

The X30 also includes a large tilting 3.0” 920K-dot premium clear LCD monitor, increased battery performance, and a strong, yet lightweight, die-cast magnesium alloy body that is superbly designed to add a real sense of style and elegance to the camera.

Vision and speed

The new FUJIFILM X30 uses an innovative Real Time Viewfinder with a large magnification of 0.65x*2 and a display lag time of just 0.005*3 seconds that is the largest and fastest viewfinder in its class. It offers a clear, high-definition Live View with a new 2.36M-dot organic EL viewfinder and dedicated lens that improves visibility by automatically controlling the viewfinder’s brightness according to the ambient light levels. The Live View display can also be set to reflect shooting conditions, or offer a natural view close to what is seen with the naked eye, while the viewfinder’s eye sensor automatically switches the visible information when the camera is positioned vertically or horizontally.

The FUJIFILM X30 uses the award-winning X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection AF and the EXR Processor II to give photographers high-speed performance, amazing resolution and low noise for extraordinary images. The X30’s phase-detection system focuses in just 0.06*4 seconds, has a startup time of 0.5 seconds*5, shutter time lag of 0.015 seconds, and shooting interval of 0.5 seconds.

High precision F2.0-2.8 4x manual barrel zoom lens

The FUJIFILM X30’s lens is made up of 11 glass elements in nine groups, including three aspherical lens elements and two ED lens elements. The result is an ultra-bright lens with a wide-angle maximum aperture of f/2.0 and telephoto maximum aperture of f/2.8 for beautiful, high resolution images. Additionally, the X30’s lens incorporates seven diaphragm blades for stunningly soft ‘bokeh’ to make your subject stand out from the background.

The X30 has an optical 4x manual zoom lens that allows quick and precise control over composition. The X30 also has a unique image stabilization mechanism that shifts five lens elements to compensate for camera shake by up to four stops*6. The innovative image stabilization system also effectively prevents motion blur while stopping vignetting and loss of image resolution that usually results from shake compensation.

The new FUJIFILM X30 now includes two rings on the lens: a manual zoom ring and control ring. The control ring is positioned behind the manual zoom control and allows the immediate change of aperture and shutter speed settings while fine-tuning image composition. Functions such as ISO sensitivity, film simulation, white balance and continuous shooting can be assigned by pushing the control ring setting button at the front. Two top-plate dials and six function buttons positioned on the back of the body also offer faster access to regularly-used features for a more instinctive operation.

New “Classic Chrome” film simulation

Fujifilm’s unprecedented image quality has been cultivated through the development of photographic films over the past 80 years and helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees, just as photographers remember the scene. The X30 features the new ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode, which delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction. Users can also choose from eleven different modes that simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films. These include color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA/CLASSIC CHROME), professional color negative film (PRO Neg.Std / PRO Neg.Hi), monochrome filters (MONOCHROME, Ye filter, R filter and G filter) and SEPIA.

FUJIFILM X30 key features:

  • 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • NEW Real Time Viewfinder with 0.005 second lag time, 0.65 magnification and 2.36M dot OLED
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.06 seconds
  • Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • High speed continuous shooting of 12fps (11 frames continuously in JPEG at full resolution)
  • FUJINON F2.0-2.8 lens 4x manual zoom lens with HT-EBC coating
  • NEW Tilting 3.0” Premium Clear LCD (920k dots)
  • NEW ‘Classic Chrome’ and other film simulation modes
  • NEW Long lasting battery with approximately 470 photos per charge. Charges using supplied micro USB cable
  • Pop-up Super Intelligent Flash
  • Super Macro mode to .039”
  • Focus Peaking function
  • Motion Panorama 360
  • Advanced Filters
  • “Q” button for frequently used menu items
  • Multiple Exposure
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements
  • Manual focus available during video recording*7
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets
  • Output for Stereo Microphone
  • Electronic level
  • Live histogram
  • Interval timer shooting (1 second to 24 hours up to 999 frames)

FUJIFILM X30 Accessories:

  • Leather case LC-X30 – made of premium genuine leather.
  • Lens Hood and Protector Filter LHF-X30 – protective filter with Super EBC multi-layer coating technology. Available in black or silver. The dedicated lens hood features slits to ensure a full angle of view for the viewfinder.
  • Shoe Mount Flash – three types of FUJIFILM external flash, capable of high-precision TTL auto flash control: EF-20 and EF-X30 with the guide number 20, and EF-42 with the guide number 42.
  • External stereo microphone MIC-ST1 – for recording real sound with impact to go with premium-quality images and Full HD movie.

The FUJIFILM X30 will be available in late September 2014 for $599.95.

*1: Fujifilm research as of August 2014. Compared with other compact zoom digital cameras, being 500g or lighter in weight.
*2: Market leading viewfinder magnification ratio. Approx. 0.65x magnification 50mm (35mm format equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1.0 m-1.
*3: Fujifilm research as of August 2014.
*4: Fujifilm research as of August 2014. Compared with other digital cameras equipped with 2/3” sensor or larger, based on CIPA standards, and conducted in High Performance mode.
*5: Quick Start and High Performance mode.
*6: CIPA standard.
*7: Aperture and shutter speed can be changed during shooting. Only shutter speeds faster than the set frame rate can be set.

Leaked Images of Fuji X30, Coming Soon

Fuji-X30-front-imageThe long rumored Fujifilm X30 camera images leaked today, the Specification is not confirmed yet but it will bring Some decent hardware upgrades, it may feature possibly next generation of X-Trans sensor and advance image processor, the price is rumored to be around $640 ($150 less than Sony RX100 M3 camera).

Fuji-X20-back-imageThe camera is rumored to be announced, last week of August or early September, Stay with us to get live updates – FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ to get live news + Fuji rumors 24X7

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