Fujifilm X-T30 system camera gets sensor and processor from more expensive X-T3

Fujifilm has announced the X-T30. The system camera is the little brother of the X-T3 and takes over a lot of functionality, including the aps-c image sensor and quad-core processor. The new model will be available from March 20.

The Fujifilm X-T30 has the same 26.1 megapixel sensor as the X-T3. The X-Processor 4, which is equipped with a quad-core CPU, has also been taken over. In addition, the X-T30 will get improvements in autofocus, which will later come to the X-T3 via a firmware update. The autofocus system works with 425 focus points distributed over the entire sensor.

Compared to the X-T3, the cheaper X-T30 has a smaller and less robust housing. The electronic viewfinder is also smaller and has a lower resolution of 2.36 million pixels. With the top model, that is 3.69 million pixels. Furthermore, the 3″ screen can only rotate about one axis and there is one card slot; with the X-T3, the screen is more flexible and there are two card slots.

When using the electronic shutter, the maximum shooting speed is 20 frames per second and with the mechanical shutter it is 8 fps. The X-T30 films in 4k with 30fps and a 10bit 4:2:2 signal is sent out via the HDMI port. The more expensive X-T3 films internally with a maximum of 10bit 4:2:0 and with a frame rate of up to 60fps in 4k resolution.

Fujifilm has not yet announced a euro price, but the X-T30 will be released in the United States on March 20 for $ 899. Converted with VAT, that is about 967 euros. There will also be a kit with the 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens for $999 and a kit with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 for $1299. The body is available in black and silver.

Along with the camera, Fujifilm releases the XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens. That is a compact wide-angle lens, with a weight of 155 grams and a minimum focus distance of 17 cm. In the US, the lens, which is sealed against dust and moisture, costs $399.