NAB 2019: Fujifilm X-T30 wins our Best Hybrid Camera award

We would like to congratulate Fujifilm for winning Videomaker’s Best Hybrid Camera award at NAB with its powerful, compact hybrid camera: X-T30.

The X-T30 has been out since February and has been taking the hybrid market by storm. It seems it’s universally liked by everyone, ranking in nearly five out of fives everywhere. The X-T30 shares a lot of the same features as the X-T3, including its overall aesthetic. However, it is a lot smaller and less costly — costing just $899 for the body.

Video and photo

You can’t talk about a hybrid camera without talking about both its video and photo specs. The X-T30 features a 26.1-megapixel APS-C Z-Trans CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 160 to 12,800. That range is expandable from 80 to 51,200. Impressively, it can shoot stills at 30 fps when selected with the 1.25x crop.

Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-T30. Image courtesy

When it comes to video, the X-T30 is capable of shooting DCI 4K 30 fps for up to 10 minutes. It’s pretty impressive that a camera at its price point would offer DCI 4K. Plus it has 425 point phase detection autofocus system. It also offers both face detection and eye detection in its continuous focusing mode.


The camera features a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, which offers a 0.62x magnification with a fast refresh rate, wide viewing angle and adjustable diopter settings. Its rear display is a 3.0” 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen with a two-way tilting design.

Fujifilm X-T30's back screen
The X-T30’s back screen can fold in two different ways. Image courtesy

The top plate uses a series of dials and levers for control over exposure settings. This includes a shutter speed dial that offers direct shutter speed adjustment, a mode dial and an exposure compensation dial for +/- 3 EV adjustments in 1/3 steps. At the same time, the command dial expands the range to +/- 5 EV.

Also, there’s a dedicated Focus Lever to give you more control over selecting specific focus points.

Congratulations once again to Fujifilm for winning Videomaker’s Best Hybrid Camera award with its X-T30 camera. There’s a lot to like about this camera.

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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