Fujifilm X20 12 MP digital camera

The Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD caught my attention as I was browsing the web looking for the latest digital camera (a high-end compact model) with advanced features and improvement over its earlier versions with my budget in mind at the same time.

I may not be able to call myself an ace photographer but I’m certainly a photography enthusiast who likes to study the latest models of digital cameras available on the market and have my old camera of a few years replaced for love of the new features and the improved image quality. Isn’t it fun to go over our family pictures taken during a vacation or a get-together especially long after these occasions are over?

We capture the priceless moments in life during special family or social occasions to preserve them for a long time and pass them down to many generations. It is an interesting family tradition (and pastime) to go over the photos taken during the various family events creating lasting memories.

Photographers click away passionately for it is the love of their life and the high resolution photos that they create with such cameras built with the latest technology help in preserving the age-old family traditions.

Fujifilm X30 slowly gaining momentum as launch day approaches

Now let’s see what exactly the Fujifilm X30 digital camera has that is catching everyone’s attention as the company prepares to release the third-generation premium compact model on 30th September 2014.

What’s new about the X30 model?

The best-selling X10 and X20 models released between 2011 and 2013 are great compact models with many unique features and functions. X30 is the next generation model built along the same lines but with enhanced functionalities like the new electronic view-finder, better lens control and adjustments, longer battery life and tilting LCD monitor.

The sensor and the processor from the earlier models remaining the same, there has been tremendous improvement in the battery life, something that was lacking in the X20. The shift from the optical to the electronic viewfinder is definitely a plus while the tilting LCD monitor offers a different perspective to photography.

The sensor and the processor from the earlier models remaining the same, there has been tremendous improvement in the battery life, something that was lacking in the X20. The shift from the optical to the electronic viewfinder is definitely a plus while the tilting LCD monitor offers a different perspective to photography.

Fujifilm X30 – Important features

    • 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor (8.8 x 6.6mm)
    • EXR Processor II
    • 28-112mm equiv. F2.0-2.8 lens with manual zoom adjustment
    • Hybrid autofocus system
    • ISO sensitivity – 100-3200 that can be extended to 12800 (JPEG only)
    • Six customizable buttons plus ring around the lens for adjusting settings
    • 36M dot XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.65x magnification and a larger, faster and higher resolution than its earlier versions
    • 0″ 920k dot 3:2 tilting LCD
    • 12 fps continuous shooting
    • The new ‘Classic Chrome’ and other film simulation modes
    • Built-in Wi-Fi including remote control to shoot images from a smartphone or tablet
    • Full HD movie recording (1080p@60fps and 36Mbps bit rate for capturing subtle movements), with built-in stereo microphone and external mic input
    • Advanced filters
    • ‘Q’ button for the most frequently used menu items

The advanced film simulation settings

The film simulation mode of the X30 includes the advanced Classic Chrome that has evolved as a result of the growing demands of the Fujifilm X series users. This facility allows you to create magnificent images and also switch from one style to another with ease.

It is also assumed that the X30 model will perform better in low light when compared with some of the more pricey models available.

Overall plus points in the Fujifilm X30

  • Best customization when compared to the earlier models
  • excellent design
  • Improved battery performance, so longer battery life
  • Almost 500 shots
  • Great auto-focus
  • Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Nice compact pocket sized camera with great image quality, nice lens
  • The best view finder of the series so far especially for such a competitive price
  • Improved ergonomics
  • New menu is great
  • X30 really offers good value for the money you pay

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How does X30 fare compared to X20?

Fujifilm X20 12 MP digital camera                                       Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at a comparison of the X20 and X30, you’ll find that there are many similar features in both the models but some features are significantly superior to those found in the older version.

FEATURES FUJIFILM X20 FUJIFILM X30
Dimensions 4.7” X 2.8” X2.4” 4.6”  X 2.7”  X 2.2”
Weight 423 g 353 g
Sensor 12 MP 2/3-inch X-TRANS  CMOS II (8.8 X 6.6mm) 12 MP 2/3-inch X-TRANS CMOS II (8.8 X 6.6mm)
Processor EXR II Processor EXR II Processor
Focal length of lens FUJINON 4X zoom optical lens 28 – 112mm Fujinon 4X zoom optical lens 28 – 112mm
Control ring around Lens Yes No
Lens full aperture F 2.0 – 2.8 F 2.0 – 2.8
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200 can be extended to12800 100-3200 can be extended to12800
Monitor 3-inch 920,000 dot XGA OLED tilting LCD monitor
100% coverage
2.8-inch 460,000 dot fixed LCD monitor85% coverage
Continuous shooting 12 fps 12 fps
Video 1080p@60fps720p@60/50/30/25 fps 1080p@60fps
External audio input Yes No
Battery life 470 shots 270 shots
 Wi-Fi Yes No
Wireless functions Yes – Remote camera shooting, geo-tagging, wireless image transfer No
Storage media 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Price $599 on Amazon $500

If at all I found a downside in the functionality of the Fujifilm X 30 camera, it does not seem to have the visual appeal that I would expect, but for all the amazing features it presents, I honestly think it is great value for the money you pay. Another minus is probably that X 20 was released in 2013 and those who bought it then would not be in a position to buy this camera within such a short time gap despite the advanced features unless otherwise they are so passionate about photography and can afford it too.

Do you really think you need to be a pro to create amazing photos? No, you don’t, instead you can accomplish the task with the help of the advanced features found in a camera like the Fujifilm X30 12 MP digital camera that is going to be available for a very reasonable price. This incredible offer is hard to pass up, so I have decided on my choice of a camera for the upcoming festive season, have you?

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