Fujifilm X30

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Key Features

  • 12MP 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor with no Optical Low Pass Filter
  • 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder with 0.65x magnification
  • Bright F2.0-2.8 Fujinon 4 x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Instinctive control ring
  • 11 Film Simulation Modes including - New Classic Chrome, Provia, Velvia and Astia

Product Description

The Fujifilm X30 is a premium compact digital camera with high-quality CMOS sensor, impressive "real-time viewfinder" and dual-ring operation. It will be available in black or silver/black. Available accessories include a leather case, lens hood and protective filter, various external flashes, and an external mic.


Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Other resolutions 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor EXR Processor II
ISO Auto, 100-12800
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–112 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Maximum aperture F2.0 - F2.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points 49
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.65×
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 7.00 m
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash
Continuous drive 12.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (1-3 stops)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (wired)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-95 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 470
Weight (inc. batteries) 423 g (0.93 lb / 14.92 oz)
Dimensions 119 x 72 x 60 mm (4.69 x 2.83 x 2.36)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Questions & Answers


X30 printing

Considering an X30 purchase,but concerned about enlargements. Any opinions on size limits?

sullyd asked
1 month ago


How large do you plan on printing? I've printed 10MP Leica M8 files @ 12" x 18" without any problems and great image quality. Just set the PPI to 240 and you get a 12" x 18" image. The X30 is a 12MP camera so it should print that size with ease. The bigger you print the longer the viewing distance. Continue Reading

Edward Chatlos answered
1 month ago

I usually don't print larger than 13X19,but 20x30 once in a while. Continue Reading

sullyd answered
1 month ago

Depends on your criteria for quality and the subject matter.  For some work, 8x10....for others, 16x24. Continue Reading

The Davinator answered
1 month ago


X30 Shutter Lag?

I am looking to replace my current casual travel camera and the X30 is on my short list of candidates as an upgrade-replacement. The First Impression Review on the new Fujifilm X30 states, "On a more negative note is that the X30 requires holding the shutter release for about a second before it wakes up, which was a problem on the X20 as well.". Does this mean that there is always a one second interval between pressing the shutter button and the having the scene be captured or does this imply that that it takes a second to focus and capture the scene? A one second delay would seem to be a problem when your trying to photograph kids, animals, etc. that may look at you when you do something to attract their attention, but then quickly look away. Can anyone clarify this for me?

Matt32950 asked
3 months ago


If you let the camera go to sleep, (5 minutes on inactivity, or whatever setting you chose), waking it up from sleep will require that you hold the shutter for 1 second. If it's not sleeping, depressing the shutter should result in almost immediate capture. Continue Reading

TangoMan answered
3 months ago

Thanks for the clarification! Continue Reading

Matt32950 answered
3 months ago


Fujifilm x30

Does the Fujifilm X30 have a port for a shutter release cable ?

kermfrog asked
2 months ago


You can get also an answer here... :) The X 30 has two ports for shutter release cable, you can use the USB port and you can use the 2.5mm microphone jack. I use the 2.5mm jack and my old Canon RS60-E3 cable release, this works well. Continue Reading

helmus answered
2 months ago

FYI for future reference most of the time the owners manual can be downloaded from the Fuji site. On occasion B&H Photo will link owners manuals to all their cameras on the Overview page of the given camera. Continue Reading

ryan2007 answered
2 months ago

You might try asking your question over at the Fuji FinePix talk forum. Lots of X-30 information there. Continue Reading

Ed B answered
2 months ago
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