The Fuji X30 Digital Camera delivers professional performance, improved battery life and unrivalled image quality for the serious enthusiast looking for a portable powerhouse that’s both practical and stylish. Building upon the success of the Fuji X20, the X30 presents a 28-112mm f2.0-2.8 lens, a newly-developed Real Time Viewfinder, a 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with no optical low pass filter and a new Classic Chrome film simulation mode. Its all-metal, retro body comes with a couple of physical enhancements, including a tilting 3.0" 920K-dot LCD screen, a new control ring, plus extra dials and function buttons to customise your needs and offer more control.
Real Time Viewfinder
With a magnification of 0.65x(4) and a display lag time of just 0.005sec.(5), the X30 has the largest and fastest viewfinder in its class. It offers a clear, high-definition Live View thanks to the new 2.36M-dot organic EL electronic viewfinder and newly-designed dedicated lens, plus visibility has been improved by automatically controlling finder brightness according to the ambient light levels. The Live View display can also be set the ‘Preview Pic. Effect’ function to reflect shooting conditions or offer a natural view close to what is seen with the naked eye, while the viewfinder’s eye sensor will also automatically switch the visible information when the camera is positioned vertically; something that was not possible with the previous model’s optical viewfinder.
Manual zoom and control ring, two dials, six function buttons and a tilting LCD
A new control ring positioned behind the manual zoom control allows the immediate change of aperture settings and shutter speed while fine-tuning composition. Functions such as ISO sensitivity, film simulation, white balance and continuous shooting can be assigned by pushing the control ring setting button at the front. Two top-plate dials and six function buttons positioned on the back of the body also offer faster access to regularly-used features for a more instinctive operation, while the 3.0-inch 920K-dot premium clear LCD monitor can be tilted so shooting can be enjoyed from any angle. A light but strong magnesium alloy is used for the top and bottom of the body. Metal rings milled from aluminum are used for the lens, while the large 3 dimensional rubber grip fits well in the hand and enhances overall operation.
The NP-95 battery has a capacity approximately 1.8 times greater than that of past models. Couple this with a low energy-consumption design due to system optimization and the X30 enables shooting of up to approximately 470 photos with one charge. By using the supplied micro USB cable, the camera can also be charged anytime and anywhere without a battery charger.
X-TransTM CMOS II sensor
The X30 features a 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor which has a unique, random pixel array to control moiré and fake colours without needing an optical low-pass filter. Since the low-pass filter – which would cause a drop in image quality – is not required, light from the lens goes straight to the sensor to deliver excellent resolution and low noise.
Fujifilm’s renowned image quality, produced through the development of photographic films, helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees in beautiful colors, just as they were in the actual scene. And the X30 features the unique ‘Lens Modulation Optimizer’ image processing technology which maximizes lens performance by correcting optical effects such as diffraction based on optical performance and characteristics of each lens setting.
World’s fastest(6) high-speed AF at 0.06sec.
A combination of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection AF and the EXR Processor II processing engine means the X30 delivers a high-speed performance, along with high resolution and low noise. The phase-detection system focuses in just 0.06sec but the camera will automatically switch to contrast AF according to the subject and scene, so high-speed and high-precision AF is guaranteed on any scene. A startup time of 0.5sec.(7), shutter time lag of 0.01sec., and shooting interval of 0.3sec. also mean that users will never miss a photo opportunity. And High-speed continuous shooting of 12fps (18 frames continuously during JPEG shooting) at full resolution is possible.
High precision F2.0-2.8 28mm(8) -112mm(8) 4x manual barrel zoom lens
Fujifilm’s designers have paid incredible attention to detail when designing the X30’s high precision lens. It is made up of 11 glass elements in nine groups, including three aspherical lens elements and two ED lens elements. The result is an ultra-bright lens with a wide-angle maximum aperture of f/2.0 and telephoto maximum aperture of f/2.8. FUJINON’s proprietary HT-EBC is applied to the elements to effectively control flare and ghosting.
The optical 4x manual zoom lens allows quick, precise control over composition. The use of metal for the lens barrel and its internal structures provides a really smooth zooming action, while the Super Macro mode allows you to get as close as 1cm from your subject for stunning close-up shots. The X30’s unique image stabilization mechanism shifts five lens elements to compensate for camera shake by up to 3.0 stops(*9), it also effectively prevents motion blur while stopping vignetting and loss of image resolution that usually occurs during camera shake compensation. Additionally, the X30’s lens incorporates seven diaphragm blades which enable you to create a beautiful soft ‘bokeh’ effect to make your subject stand out from the background.
Perfect your color photos with Film Simulation and artistic photography
Fujifilm’s unprecedented image quality has been cultivated through the development of photographic films over the past 80 years and helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees, just as photographers remember the scene. The X30 features the new, ‘CLASSIC CHROME’ film simulation mode, which delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction. Users can choose from ten different modes that simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films. These include color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA/CLASSIC CHROME), professional color negative film (PRO Neg.Std / PRO Neg.Hi), monochrome filters (MONOCHROME, Ye filter, R filter and G filter) and SEPIA.