Fujifilm Announces X-T30
Fujifilm has announced the X-T30, the successor to their mid-level X-T20 and the little brother to the X-T3. The camera features a slightly redesigned body in comparison to the X-T20 including a joystick control popular on other Fuji models, but the guts of the camera really reflect much of the X-T3.
The X-T30 uses the same upgraded sensor (X-Trans CMOS IV) and X-processor 4 used in the X-T3, providing great colour, image quality, and low-light performance. The autofocus, complete with face and eye-detection has been improved over the initial release of the X-T3, though a firmware updated will follow that will bring this to the X-T3 as well.
Like the X-T3, the X-T30 will record 4K footage (oversampled from 6K) at 8-bit 4:2:0 internally, or 10-bit 4:2:2 out via HDMI. A 2.5mm mic jack has been included, as well as a USB-C connection, which can be used with an adapter to a regular 3.5mm headphone connection for monitoring audio. This USB-C connection can also be used to power the camera or charge the battery in-camera.
Unlike the X-T3, however, the X-T30 has a single UHS-I SD card slot, and is not weather-sealed to the degree of its bigger brother. In comparison to the X-T20, Fujifilm has made the back thumb grip slightly more prominent and moved the Q function button onto the grip for easy access and to facilitate the addition of a joystick, which has been popular on the X-T2 and X-T3 for selecting focus points and quickly navigating through menus. The two-way tilt LCD is also slightly thinner, making for a slimmer camera profile.
The X-T30 will be available in three different configurations: body only at $1199, kitted with the XC15-45mm at $1299, and kitted with the popular 18-55mm lens at $1699. The camera will be available in black, silver, or charcoal silver and is expected this spring. Preorders can be placed now.
Watch Dave and Evelyn’s first impressions with a production X-T30 below.