A particularly hot day for the mirrorless world, after seeing the Canon EOS RP full frame, Fujifilm expands its portfolio and unveils the small and fascinating X-T30. We could also define it as a “mini” version of the X-T3, with which it shares many of the technical features but certainly not the price, here more content and fixed (in the US) on $ 899 for the body only, $ 999 with the kit 15-45mm and $ 1,299 with 18-55mm.
Defined by the Japanese house as “the Little Giant”, a small giant able to offer a quality of images similar to those of the older sister X-T3 but in an even smaller body from just 333g (excluding battery and SD card). Obviously the dimensions are an advantage if you think about the portability and a disadvantage in grip optics, even if it is a machine destined to those who want to appear in this world without too many economic pretensions. It is no coincidence that it does not offer any kind of protection against water and atmospheric agents.
Interesting the choice to integrate a small joystick in the back, a help always welcome to be used together with the touch LCD display, smaller than 10% compared to the unit mounted on X-T3. The resolution of the panel is also a bit ‘lower, as is also that of the electronic viewfinder.
Inside is the same X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor 26.1 MP and X-Processor 4 CPU (quad-core) used on the X-T3, which is why recording performance in 4K (native in 6K) and autofocus are guaranteed, in this last case up to values of -3.0EV. Maximum speed then for gusts up to 30fps through electronic shutter and 8fps with the mechanical one.
And so let’s talk about the videos, because despite being small can still ensure recording in 4K at 30p in 8-bit 4: 2: 0, pushing up to 10-bit 4: 2: 2 output using a recorder and the HDMI port . So a step below the X-T3 but compromised more than understandable, compared to this is limited to a bitrate of 200Mbps (against 400Mbps).
USB-C evolving, the port can be used for charging but also for listening to audio in the room using a simple adapter, just like the ones we use for new generation smartphones.
In addition to this new mirrorless, Fujifilm has just unveiled a new 16mm F / 2.8 lens that we will see live in a few hours, in Italy is in fact expected an official launch at 17.00 today and only at that time we can also reveal the prices officers for our market