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Everything to know about the new Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm’s latest addition to its popular X-Series line, the Fujifilm X-T30, is set to land on Philippine shores. But before it officially hits store shelves, Fujifilm Philippines already gave us a sneak peek of its newest digital mirrorless camera.

Here are the things we learned about the all-new Fujfilm X-T30 during a quick hands-on with it:


1. It has a new image sensor, processing engine

What’s new with the X-T30 is its X Trans CMOS 4 sensor and high-speed X Processor 4 image processing engine. Together, they deliver 26.1MP resolution with an APS-C-size sensor. Moreover, the ISO60, which is previously available only as extended ISO, is now part of the normal ISO range.

This new Fujifilm camera also brings new Film Simulation modes and settings, including the ETERNA mode, monochrome adjustments for ACROS and Monochrome modes, and Color Chrome Effect.


2. It boasts a compact, lightweight body

With a weight of just 338g, the Fujifilm X-T30 boasts a light and compact body. This shooter measures 118.4mm in width, 82.8m in height, and 46.8mm in depth. Plus, the 3-inch rear touchscreen LCD is 1.3mm thinner than the on the X-T20. It also offers improved touchscreen response and more intuitive camera operations.

Design-wise, the X-T30 inherits much of its predecessor’s features. However, this all-new mirrorless snapper comes with a new grip design for easy handling. It also sports a Focus Lever instead of a Selector Button to add more grip space at the rear.


3. It promises speed, accuracy

With the new image sensor, the X-T30 achieves a highly accurate phase detection AF area to the entire frame. This camera delivers fast and silent continuous shooting of up to 30fps using the electronic shutter.

Fujifilm also improves its Face Selection function, which provides priority auto-focus on the face of a chosen subject. This means that the X-T30’s focus remained trained on the selected face even when multiple faces are in frame. Additionally, the low-light limit for phase detection AF is now -3EV, compared to the previous model’s +0.5EV.

If you don’t have time to manually set the camera, the Auto Mode Selector lever on the top panel allows you to instantly change the Advanced SR Auto mode. You have 58 presets to choose from for the best shooting settings for your subject.


4. It allows you to shoot 4K

You can shoot 4K videos at 30fps with the Fujifilm X-T30. Moreover, the camera records these 4K footages at 8bit 4:2:0 on an SD card, and can output to external mdiea via HDMI at 10bit 4:2:2. Fujifilm also adds high-resolution audio recording and the ability to track human eyes on its video functions.


5. It’s now available for pre-order

Available in Black, Silver, and soon in Charcoal Silver, the Fujifilm X-T30 comes with a price of P52,990 for the body only and P75,990 with the XF18-55mm kit lens. Pre-order the X-T30 today until March 16, 2019 and you will get freebies worth P20,399. The freebie bundle includes an NP-W126S Battery (P3,500), an X Shutter Button & Hot Shoe (P2,000), a Lens Pouch (P300), a Videography workshop by SHOOT SCHOOL (7,000), and six months Extended Warranty (P7,599).

Words and photos Pat Calica

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