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&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm X-T30 with 15-45mm Lens: $999 at B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm X-T30 with 18-55mm Lens: $1,299 at B&H, Adorama.