It looks like the Fujifilm X20 is out the door. Welcome the new, X30. Inside the camera, the guts have a few similar components. You still get the great 12 megapixel CMOS X-Trans sensor combined with the EXR Processor II, but the new X30 has nearly double the battery life of its predecessor. The controls around the body have also been improved and it now offers full 1080p video recording at 60fps.
The X30 promises a quicker start up time of 0.5 seconds and virtually no shutter lag. The EVF is nearly instant with a 0.005 second lag. The dual-rotating barrel around the lens gives you a pair of customizable controls at your fingertips. The built-in 28-110mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.0-2.8 lens is super fast and offers full manual focus controls. You also get built-in WiFi, geotagging via your smartphone, a die-cast magnesium body and lightweight aluminum lens.
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The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact camera with class-leading functionality, superb design, enhanced battery performance and unrivalled image quality. This large-sensor premium compact has evolved from the best-selling X20 camera. In addition to its high quality 2/3-inch X-Trans, CMOS II sensor, the X30 features an impressive real-time viewfinder, EXR Processor II and a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control. Tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD monitor, improved battery performance (approx. 470 photos*** /charge), remote WiFi shooting from your smartphone and a variety of manual functions make shooting with the X30 a true pleasure.
The FUJIFILM X30’s high-resolution real-time organic EL viewfinder offers an unrivalled view of the world. The 2.36M-dot resolution and newly-designed dedicated lens offer a clear, high-definition Live View for composition that is flawless even in sunny conditions. The brightness automatically adjusts to the scene or can be set manually, allowing a range of shots only possible when shooting with a viewfinder. It all adds up to a view that will take purists back to the basic joy of shooting.
The FUJIFILM X30’s 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder provides such a luxuriously seamless view that you’ll quickly forget it’s not a traditional optical viewfinder. Making its wide, clear and bright perspective possible is a special high-precision four-element lens and, compared to the FUJIFILM X20 with its optical viewfinder, magnification has increased to 0.65x** for complete, 100% coverage, letting you compose with confidence.
To accommodate its real-time viewfinder, dual control ring and high-capacity battery, the FUJIFILM X30 has undergone a radical redesign. The FUJIFILM X20 has been updated to a body with a solid, functional beauty. The larger handgrip, which improves handling and helps you compose through the viewfinder, is complemented by a tilting LCD monitor and an upper control deck with a classic design. The camera’s footprint is compact and sturdy thanks to its magnesium body, metal dials and lens barrel.