Fujifilm X-T30 Gets Gold Award at DPReview (84% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, and the new Fujifilm X-T30 achieved an impressive 84% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm X-T30 Key Features:

  • 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

What we like:

  • Superb out-of-camera JPEGs
  • Malleable Raw files
  • Excellent 4K video quality with no crop
  • Compact and well-built
  • Solid AF speeds and good subject tracking after setting adjustment
  • Tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Burst speeds up to 20 fps using electronic shutter
  • Support for F-Log and 10-bit 4:2:2 output
  • Settings for stills and video can be made independent of one another
  • Full set of Film Simulation modes, including Eterna
  • USB-C port can be used for data transfer, charging and headphones

What we don’t like:

  • Poor placement of Q.Menu and AF joystick
  • More flexible LCD would’ve been nice for video use
  • Video autofocus subject tracking only works for faces
  • 10 minute limit for 4K capture
  • EVF a bit small
  • Face detection can lose and rediscover faces rapidly, making it hard to select the desired subject
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • External battery charger not included

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm X-T30 is an exceptional value for the money, offering excellent image quality, a (generally) well-designed body with plenty of direct controls, and an autofocus system that handles most situations with ease, with face detection being a weak point. Video is a real highlight, in terms of both quality and controls, and offers features previously found on more expensive cameras. All-in-all, it’s hard to go wrong with the X-T30, one of the best midrange cameras we’ve tested in a long time.

Fujifilm X-T30: $899 at B&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-T30 with 15-45mm Lens: $999 at B&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-T30 with 18-55mm Lens: $1,299 at B&HAdorama.

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