Fujifilm has announced the X-T30, successor to their previous X-T20, but it’s been given the capabilities of the higher-end X-T3 plus enhancements for more accurate face and eye detection autofocus with better face detection for further away from the frame, and autofocusing speeds. These enhancements aren’t even in the X-T3! - though they will in a future firmware update.
The Fujifilm X-T30 is the younger brother to the X-T3 and is released as a direct competitor to the other APS-C mirrorless camera of Canon M50 and Sony A6400, although the overall capabilities are more comparable with the Sony. Just to give an idea, here are the video recording options:
- C4K (4096×2160) // 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 10min
- 4K UHD (3840×2160) // 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 10min
- Full HD (2048 ×1080) // 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 15min
- Full HD (1920×1080) // 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 15min
- Full HD (1920×1080) // 120p／100p // 200Mbps // up to approx. 6min
As you can see, Fujifilm isn’t joking around with video - as shown however, the video is only limited by their short maximum recording durations.
The body definitely seen some changes - the d-pad that exists in the X-T3 and X-T20 is no longer there and in its place, you have the ‘Focus Lever’ or a joystick for everyone else in the world which you will use for navigating the menu system and for moving your focus point as the name implies. Also, there are the ‘Menu/OK’ and ‘DISP/BACK’ buttons.
So far, we only know that the X-T30 will be available in the US at the near of March for the Black and Silver version, and June for the new Charcoal Silver version. As for the price, here they are converted to Malaysian Ringgit for the body with other lens options:
- Body only: est. MYR3665 / USD899
- Body with XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens: est. MYR4075 / USD1,000
- Body with XF18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens: est. 5295 / USD1,299