Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-T30 shoots 4K video for under $1000

Acting as the successor to Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera, the X-T30 shares many of the same features and specs as its predecessor.

The X-T30 is powered by a 26.1-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor. That’s a difference of almost 2 megapixels when compared to the X-T20, which rocked a 24.3MP sensor. The X-T30’s ISO range runs from 160 to 12800; it’s expandable to 80-51200. It’s also got an X-Processor 4 Quad-Core CPU.


Fujifilm has designed the X-T30 with a hybrid AF system, which features a 100% phase-detect AF that span across the entire frame. Also featured is face-detection and eye-detection, which works even in AF-C mode. The low-light limit for phase-detection AF has been increased in range, now ranging from +0.5EV to -3EV. This helps improve the autofocusing in different lighting situations. Plus, the camera can focus through either touchscreen or the Focus Lever.

This photo was shot by the X-T30
This photo was shot by the X-T30

Shooting video

The X-T30 can shoot 4K at 30 fps and 1080p at 120 fps. Also, it can output 10-bit, 4:2:2 DCI 4K video via HDMI. Plus, footage can be recorded in Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes.


As for the back LCD screen, it’s a 3-inch, 1.04-million-dot, 2-way-tilting LCD touchscreen. Additionally, the camera’s viewfinder is a 0.39-inch, 2.36-million-dot OLED color viewfinder. Also, an ST Auto mode allows users to select shooting settings from 58 different presets when activated with a lever.

Back of Fujifilm X-T30
On its back, the X-T30 has a 3-inch, 1.04-million-dot, 2-way-tilting LCD touchscreen

Other notable X-T30 features

The camera records to SDXC and offers Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, a battery life of 380 photos and a USB-C jack. It weighs 12.51 ounces.

Pricing and availability

The Fujifilm X-T30 will be out March 2019 for $899 for the body only. However, it can be bundled with an XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens for $999 or with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens for $1,299.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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