Fuji X-T30 By Nasim Mansurov 24 CommentsLast Updated On July 2, 2020«1. Overview and Specifications2. Features and AF Performance3. Summary4. More Image Samples5. Reader Comments»
I like the review. But almost all pictures are iso 160. Lot of reviewers doesn’t pay extra attention to low light (and especially BW low light) and higher iso, which is most interesting for me. Another point: every camera, even my samsung j3 phone will make descent images under good light – but what with low light?
I am buyin a new camera and can not decide between Nikon Z50, Sony a6400, canon m6mII and fuji x-t30. What do you recommend? I will primary use it for landscape photography. Now there si X-S10 and I am even more confused. Is x-s10 worth buying considering other that I menitioned. And there is what lens… 15-45 or 18-55 as it comes with body. Thank you
I have the xt30 and 18-55 lens which has ois.. they are superb together. if you going to use fixed lenses the x-s10 is your camera.in body stabilization
Dear Nasim, thanks for your very useful review. I also wish Fuji wouldn’t have removed the d-pad.
I see that many of your pictures were shot with the Fuji 16-80 f4 lens.
Do you plan to post a review of it?
What do you think of it? From the few reviews I’ve read, it doesn’t seem all that great. It seems to have weak corners at both ends of the zoom, even when stopping down.
Can you confirm these findings?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Florent, yes, I am planning to review the 16-80mm f/4. Based on what I have seen so far from the lens, it seems to be plenty sharp at 16mm in the corners. Haven’t done much testing of the corners at 80mm, but I suspect it will be weaker at longer focal lengths.
A few months ago, I bought a new X-T2 + XF 18-55 OIS lenses for 1450$cdn that was at the time the currency was 1.35$cdn for $1.00usd. Since that I also purchased the Fuji XF 14 F2.8 + XF 50-140 F2.8, two great lenses.
Are buyers better to get an X-T2 fairly used, or this XT-30 camera ?
Luke, I guess it depends on how small and light of a camera you want. The X-T30 is both smaller and lighter than the X-T2..
What about comparing Fuji X-T30 to Nikon Z50 with the 16-50 lens? Same price, same sensor. I see clear advantages on the Nikon side, too numerous to list here (starting with the VR zoom lens, proper grip, great ergonomics, great Z glass, ….). Is there any reason to pick the Fuji except for the slight size/weight advantage and great retro look? Nikon has been criticized for its C-AF (although I do not need it), is X-T30 any better in it. What about video, which one wins? Curious why Z50 scores lower marks than X-T30.
Nikons Z50 has literary 2, that is TWO lenses out for it. Also During last 25 years Nikon is VERY KNOWN for not giving a shit about their APS-C systems and just giving out slow shitty zooms for it. Their answer always was “buy our fullframe lenses instead”.
Fuji on the other hand has the biggest collection of highest quality APS-C lenses out there. So what do you need ? A camera without lenses is worth nothing to me, how about you ?
Red, you make a good point. The Fujinon lenses are very good. Add the Zeiss Touit (I have the 12mm and 32mm) to the mix and the choice becomes a lot clearer.
On consumer grade APS-C, your average photographer does not care about “fast” zooms or great primes. They want a camera that will work, and in that case, the Nikon has that nailed.
Nikons D500 is one of, if not THE, best APS-C cameras ever made and it has next to no specific lens support. The D500 is meant to be a second body for the D5 or D750/ 850 shooter who wants to have a body that takes their lenses and extend their reach some.
I think that that might be where they are taking their APS-C stuff. A second body with lens compatibility for the Z6/7 and added reach.
??? The xt30 is one year old… What are you talking about?
Alex, yes, I was a bit late to post the review, but better late than never!
Nasim as usual very nice review, I expected nasim to review the d780, in the end bit disappointed, but Spencer did well with the d780..I prefer Nasims reviews most
Would you please tell me the compatibility of Sony 200-600 lens with the Nikon d7500? If possible is there any serious issue with the image quality and focussing, or any other demerits
Subin, my apologies for a late response. You cannot use a Sony lens on a Nikon D7500 body. That’s physically impossible.
I still use my X-T10. It is a great camera. I can only imagine what the X-T30 will do. Thanks for a nice review.
It’s a gem. I got one for my daughter at Christmas (she does both video and still for her robotics team) and she loves it. Since I tried it, I just want to steal it instead of using my good ‘old X-Pro1 which really shows its age when compared to this little marvel. If you have fuji glass and the XT3 is a bridge too far (or you just like a light weight system like my daughter) then this one is a no-brainer.
Thanks for the feedback FB101!
Thank you for continuing to post reviews and articles. We need them now more than ever. And the photos are beautiful as always.
Thank you Gary, appreciate your feedback!