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Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver)
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- 12MP 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor with no Optical Low Pass Filter
- 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder with 0.65x magnification
- Bright F2.0-2.8 Fujinon 4 x Optical Zoom Lens
- Instinctive control ring
- 11 Film Simulation Modes including - New Classic Chrome, Provia, Velvia and Astia
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Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera
The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact camera with class-leading functionality, superb design, enhanced battery performance and unrivaled image quality. This large-sensor premium compact has evolved from the best-selling X20 camera. In addition to its high quality 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor, the X30 features an impressive real-time viewfinder, EXR Processor II and a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control. Tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD monitor, improved battery performance (approximately 470 photos /charge), remote WiFi shooting from your smartphone and a variety of manual functions make shooting with the X30 a true pleasure.
2/3-inch 12MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor -- Focused on bringing you the ultimate image quality
Featuring Fujifilm's bespoke pixel array, the FUJIFILM X30 captures high quality images with its large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor. And you'll be able to enjoy high-speed continuous photography and Full HD movie shooting thanks to the high performance CMOS element of the sensor.
OLPF-free architecture and X-Trans CMOS II sensor processing capture your world with crystal clarity
The FUJIFILM X30’s 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor inherits the same architecture and features of the high performance sensor found in the acclaimed FUJIFILM X-T1. Adoption of BSI (backside illumination) technology allows the successful incorporation of phase detection pixels into the array without affecting sensitivity performance -- the key to the X30's high-speed AF.X-Trans CMOS II adopts an original color filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. This lets the sensor directly capture the high resolution performance of the FUJIFILM X30 lens. Also making the most of the enhanced performance of the EXR Processor II, Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are calculated to compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur that occur when light passes through the lens, and are then applied to produce images with amazing sharpness.
Speed and responsiveness come from the synergy between sensor and processor
The blazing image processing performance of the EXR Processor II produces images with increased resolution and higher quality at higher speeds, and accelerates operational response. This LSI improvement speeds up operation, reducing start-up time to only approx. 0.5 seconds**. Working in tandem with the high-speed signal readout of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the processor reduces the shooting interval to 0.3 seconds, cuts shutter lag time to approx. 0.01 seconds, and raises the maximum continuous shooting speed to 12fps.
Bright F2.0-F2.8 FUJINON 4x Manual Optical Zoom Lens
The Fujinon lens features superb F2.0-2.8 brightness and a 4x optical zoom that assures high-resolution optical performance across the entire range from 28 mm wide angle to 112 mm telephoto. From the aspheric and ED lenses to high-refractive index lens, every element in the design is made from high-performance optical glass and treated with a multi-layer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) for high resistance to ghosting and lens flare.
The fastest, largest and highest resolving electronic viewfinder in its class
The FUJIFILM X30's 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder provides such a luxuriously seamless view that you'll quickly forget it's not a traditional optical viewfinder. Making its wide, clear and bright perspective possible is a special high-precision four-element lens and, compared to the FUJIFILM X20 with its optical viewfinder, magnification has increased to 0.65x** for complete, 100% coverage, letting you compose with confidence.
Real-time viewfinder with the world's shortest display lag time of 0.005 seconds
With a display lag time of just 0.005 seconds, the FUJIFILM X30's real-time viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder. This means you can concentrate on the scene, distraction free, and follow moving subjects with ease. The Graphic User Interface in the viewfinder can be positioned outside of the display for the clearest possible view and the image rotates smoothly to a vertical or horizontal shooting position. It all adds up to the best possible view.
High-speed 12fps Continuous Shooting
The combination of the processing speed of the EXR Processor II and fast readout speed of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor allows high-speed 12fps continuous shooting at full 12-Megapixel resolution. This is particularly valuable when shooting moving subjects and later selecting the best shot.
Thanks to the new control ring, which automatically determines the most appropriate settings for the chosen shooting mode, functions like aperture, shutter speed and more can be quickly chosen without taking your eye from the viewfinder. This is complemented by the manual zoom ring, and physical dials which have become a hallmark of the X series.
New! Classic Chrome
With 80 years of expertise in film development, Fujifilm is passionate about color, and the result can be seen clearly in the FUJIFILM X30's improved Film Simulation settings. By allowing you to create brilliant images without the need for lengthy post-production, you can switch between beautiful styles just as easily as choosing a roll of film. The expanded range of modes now includes Classic Chrome that was developed to meet the requests of Fujifilm X-Photographers worldwide. Other Film Simulation Options: PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, SEPIA, MONOCHROME (+Ye / R / G FILTER), PRO Neg.Std, PRO Neg.Hi.
Manual Focus with Focus Peak Highlight function for sharper manual focusing.
The distance index bar displayed on the LCD, together with the depth of field scale and aperture value, provide helpful guides for focusing. While checking the image in Live View, it is easy to adjust the focus by rotating the sub command dial. Turn on 'focus check' in the menu and you can use focus point zoom to confirm accurate focus. When manually adjusting focus, this feature highlights high contrast areas of your subject for more precise fine tuning.
The exceptional definition of Full HD 60fps Movie Shooting
The FUJIFILM X30 offers a world of new possibilities in Full HD movie shooting. Shoot smooth 1920x1080 movies in 60fps or choose 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps frame rates. A high bit rate of 36Mbps allows clear capture of intricate movements. For extra creative options, you can choose film simulation modes, including the new 'Classic Chrome'.
You can choose manual settings for white balance, aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity as well as exposure. Six types of scene recognition are available or you can choose auto and leave it up to the camera to shoot beautiful movies.
Intelligent Hybrid AF achieves high-speed, high-precision focusing by switching between phase-detection AF and contrast AF according to the scene. You can also choose manual focus.
Interval Timer shooting lets you see the passage of time
Set the starting time, the shooting interval (1 second to 24 hours) and the number of frames (1-999), and the FUJIFILM X30 does the rest, allowing you to discover the unique world of time-lapse photography.
The new FUJIFILM Camera Remote application lets you Focus with a Touch
With the new, dedicated 'FUJIFILM Camera Remote' application, you can focus and trigger the camera release from your smartphone or tablet. The app lets you adjust focus and control settings like shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. You can even apply other settings including Film Simulation, self-timer and flash, while "Touch AF" lets you focus from your phone or tablet. Imagine all the situations where this smart assistant will come in handy! Take commemorative group photos with yourself in the shot, capture wildlife photos, or remotely release the shutter for night shots free from camera shake.
Share every moment through email and social media with easy wireless transfer to your smartphone or
For easy wireless transfer of photos to your smartphone or tablet just download the free dedicated 'FUJIFILM Camera Remote' application to your device. There's no need to enter an ID, password or to change other troublesome settings; with just a touch of a button, you can transfer your high-quality images to your phone or tablet ready to upload to your blog or social networking site.
On-the-spot instax share printing
You can easily send FUJIFILM X30's great quality photos wirelessly to the SP-1 instax SHARE Printer for unique prints of your family and friends.
Up to 470 photos on a single charge
Thanks to improvements in battery performance, the FUJIFILM X30 can shoot up to 470 photos/charge and can be recharged through a USB connection, so there's no need to worry about running out of power on a shoot.
|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||470 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||12 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||920000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif v2.3), Raw (RAF format)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||via hot shoe|
|Focus Description||Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100-12800|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.83 x 2.36 x 4.69 inches|
|Item Weight||0.93 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||6.2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.54 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0 - F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||112 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,000|
|Metering||Multi, Average, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||EXR Processor II|
|Remote Control Description||wired|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.7 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||NP-95 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder Description||2360000 dots|
Now in its third generation, the X30 replaces the FUJIFILM X20 and features an innovative viewfinder along with new functions and improvements that make it a joy to use. The X30 features the newly-developed Real Time Viewfinder - which is the largest, fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class - a large 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor (12 megapixel with no optical low pass filter), EXR Processor II image processing engine and a new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode. Further additions include a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control and a tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot premium clear LCD monitor. Battery performance has also been improved, with the X30 capable of shooting approximately 470 photos(*3) on one charge thanks to a capacity approximately 1.8 times greater than that of previous models and a new, energy-saving design. Two color options will be available: black or silver.
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The Fuji X series cameras are retro in design. I bought the silver edition which I believe is the more retro looking of the two.
The ergonomics are good and it feels comfortable in my medium sized hands.
I love the film simulation modes; Astia, Velvia and Provia, plus 8 others. Especially Velvia.
The camera has a 2/3 sensor which is larger than most point and shoots but smaller then an APS-C sensor.
I am not a big fan of EVF screens. In the past they have seemed too blurry and artifical. This one, however, is amazing. And it is a big improvement over the optical finder. It has 2.3 million pixels for very good resolution and does not over brighten when pointed in a direction toward the sun. I have compared it to my Sony A65 DSLR which also has an 2.3 million dot screen, and I believe the Fuji provides a much more realistic and uncluttered look.
This solves the parallax problem that sometimes occurred with the X20, especially when doing macro work.
The excellent and very fast, F2.0-2.8 lens has the same focal lengths as the X20, 28-112 eq. But has an additional control ring. The control ring gives quick access to certain functions depending upon the mode the camera is in.
The X30 possesses a bigger 3 inch higher resolution LCD Screen that tilts out. I would have preferred a swivel screen that can be turned around protecting itself from dings, scratches and the nose grease that invariably slimes LCD screens.
I took a series of outdoor photos using the SR mode in bright sunlight and they were all perfectly exposed without any compensation. My indoor shots were properly exposed as well.
I have not yet tried the video function as I am not a big fan of video either. But it did work fairly well in the X20. I will work with it later.
The charging system is different in the manner that the battery cannot be charged outside the camera. The USB cable must be plugged into the side of the camera to charge it. The X30 NP95 battery is much larger than in the X20 which was always a problen. It pooped out much too quickly. So it will last longer without needing a recharge. I will purchase another spare battery anyway.
The camera turns on by twisting the front lens. This takes some getting used to and sometimes is irritating. It does provide the function of never being able to take a picture with the lens cap on. You have to take the cap off first before turning the camera on.
The menus are straight forward and easy to navigate, but there are some differences.
The biggest problem I have so far encountered is the paltry owners manual. The X20 manual was lacking and consisted of 140 pages. The X30 manual is printed on the same rice paper and is only 52 pages, despite the camera having more electronics and complex functions.
If I was at Fuji, I would print out the highest quality manual I could, using full color images on high quality paper describing all the camera's functions that I had labored so hard to perfect, and in plain language. Photographers want to get the best images they can and want to use all the functions and camera abilities they paid good money for. However this problem is inherent throughout the photo industry. I am hoping for a good third party manual, like Alexander S. White's guide to the X10, or Kevin Mullins, From Snapshots to Great Shots, X100s. Maybe I'm dreaming but perhaps something from David Busch too.
Unlike the X20 and X10, this camera was manufactured in China not Japan. I see NO difference in construction or quality between any of these cameras.
Because it is larger, the X30 will not fit in an X20 leather case, so we'll have to wait until some are produced.
Although never a pro, I have been taking photographs for over 55 years now and my first serious camera was the original 1959 Nikon F which I still own today. A lot has happened in the photographic world since then.
Overall, I am happy with this camera and have not experienced the problems some reviewers have had. Whenever a manufacturer produces many millions of something, there's bound to be errors, especially during first production runs. My heart goes out to those reviewers because I know how badly I would feel in like circumstances.
Update, Oct. 10
During a photo shoot, the camera stopped working.. It went completely dead. I knew it wasn't the battery as it had been fully charged. I removed the battery and reinserted it. The camera began to work again and has done so ever since. I don't know what the problem was but hope it doesn't happen again.
Overall the image quality is excellent. Noise performance seems to have improved by a stop over its predecessor and files are pretty clean through ISO 800. The lens is sharp and detail is excellent. I absolutely love the color performance using Classic Chrome and basically have kept it permanently set in that film simulation mode since day one. Camera does overexpose a bit but that is pretty typical behavior for enthusiast compacts and is easily corrected.
I find the ergonomics better on the X30 than its two predecessors primarily because of the better grip up front. The controls (with one glaring exception) are sensibly placed and the menu system is fairly easy to navigate. Battery life is excellent thanks to the larger battery and the image stabilization works well.
However, I do have a few criticisms. First off, the autofocus system works reasonably quick most of the time but I have been finding the camera hesitant to lock on in low light. I'm also not impressed with the viewfinder in some aspects, mainly that it gets noisy in low light and the colors don't match that of the LCD. On the positive side, it is large and bright and pretty good to use in bright sunlight. The LCD is pretty good though. The other thing that is kind of annoying at first is the control ring up front. The problem is that you have a lens that you manually zoom in and out and a control ring for Aperture directly behind it. Until you get used to the camera, you might get the two mixed up.
Overall though, I think this is a pretty impressive camera. People were knocking at first for continuing to use the same 12MP 2/3" sensor as before but it's a very strong performer nonetheless when it comes to stills. It has a few performance quirks but I don't think they'll be deal breakers for anybody who buys the X30.
X30 pro : have wifi, have zoom,tilting screen, lighter than X100, newer production(so better operating system), easy to navigate operating system, more filter than x100.
X30 cons : smaller sensor(Bokeh is not as good as X100 but there's a built in filter to overcome it), EVF is not as good as X100, wierd turn on mechanism(you have to turn the lense), the black leather feel different than the X100, button feels a bit plasticky, no OVF(yes they have EVF)
X100 Pro : Bigger sensor, extremely nice built, nice hybrid viewfinder(EVF and OVF merger together), create magnificent pictures
X100 Cons : Slow autofocus than X30, no zoom, hard to navigate (comparable to X30), no wifi, no tilting screen,
Verdict : Both camera produces great images. If any amateur photographer reading this, I just want to let you know both X30 and X100 is capable to put a nice picture on your social account(facebook,instagram). But for professional, the sensor size and autofocus of these two cameras are really not the same so choose wisely.
Final say : I owned and used both cameras regularly and I can conclude this.
X30 : for casual photographer, for traveller looking for street style camera, for those riches who don't know much about photography but wanted a good camera, for averaged budgets consumer, for those who use camera in auto setting at all the time.
X100 : For professional photographer. For serious photographer. What i mean by this is you make money and make living with photography. Other than that buy X30 unless you are rich.
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