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Fujifilm X30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews of Fujifilm X30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the memory and exposure.

performance, usability, portability, screen, image quality

exposure, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm X30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Fujifilm X30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Fujifilm X30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the sensor.

performance, usability, design, size, image quality

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera - Silver (12MP, 4x Optical Zoom)Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera - Silver (12MP, 4x Optical Zoom)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Fujifilm X30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Fujifilm X30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the price and image quality are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and exposure.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, price

exposure, energy

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver)Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Fujifilm X30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Fujifilm X30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the color and price. The durability and image quality also get good comments.

image quality, durability, price, color

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)Fujifilm X30 12 MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (

Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review


The Fujifilm X20, introduced in January 2013, was a pretty impressive camera. With a 2/3" X-Trans sensor, relatively fast 28-112mm equivalent F2-2.8 lens, and a design that fitted right in with the company's other X-series models, it was a refreshing...

The Fujifilm X20 was an impressive enthusiast compact, and the X30 continues that tradition. It keeps company with the likes of the Canon PowerShot G16 and Nikon Coolpix P7800 (and perhaps the more compact Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II). Its 12...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Fujifilm X30


The Fujifilm X30 has a great EVF and Classic Chrome film simulation, but some will miss the X20's optical viewfinder.

Classic Chrome film simulation. Bright, manual zoom lens. Excellent EVF. Great control layout. Tilting rear display. 11.8fps burst shooting. Wi-Fi.

Lacks 24mm wide-angle coverage. Occasional lens flare. Omits optical finder found in X20. 12-megapixel 2/3-inch image sensor is showing its age. Video quality could be better. External battery charger not included.

The app also has a geotagging function, but it's not that well designed. It can add location information to photos, but it only does so for ones that were captured in the past few minutes. Canon has a similar feature in its CameraWindow app, but it...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

X-Trans excellence? Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review


Fujifilm's new X30 premium compact is an intriguing piece of kit, with a larger-than-average sensor and reasonably fast lens. While not a revolutionary upgrade to the X20, it still provides some nice improvements. After some play time, we've put...

Read our First Impressions Review of the Fujifilm X30

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Fujifilm X30


Fujifilm has announced a new "premium compact, fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers." The X30 features an all new 2.36M dot, real time OLED viewfinder that is not only the largest and fastest viewfinder in its class, but...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Fujifilm X30 sample photos


Fujifilm X30 photo gallery : The Fujifilm X30 is a compact camera designed for the ambitious photographer who likes to travel light. As the successor of the popular Fujifilm X20, the X30 features the same 2/3 inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with 12...

The Fujiflm X30 comes in the colors black and black/silver and is available right away. The Fujiflm X30 price is set at $ 600 USD / € 500 EUR. Availability of optional camera accessories may vary from country to country. Check the Fujiflm website in...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Fujifilm X30 compact camera


Fujifilm X30 premium compact camera : The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact digital camera with class-leading functionality, amazing design, enhanced battery performance and unrivalled image quality. This large-sensor compact camera has...

Heralding Fujifilm's third-generation of large-sensor premium compacts, the new Fujifilm X30 camera has evolved from the innovative technologies of the best-selling Fujifilm X20 camera. As well as its high-quality CMOS sensor, the Fujifilm X30 includes...

Oct, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Fujifilm X30 Review


The Fujifilm X30 is an advanced compact camera that offers a retro design, 12 megapixel 2/3-type X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase Detection pixels and no low-pass filter, a 4x, 28-112mm, f/2.0-2.8 zoom lens with a manual zoom ring and new...

The new Fujifilm X30 is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade of last year's X20 model, principally adding a better electronic viewfinder and tilting LCD screen, together with more intuitive and customisable controls and a much improved...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Fujifilm X30 Review


Remaining largely the same under-the-hood compared to its X20 predecessor, the Fujifilm X30 brings most of its improvements to the exterior: an EVF over the flawed optical viewfinder, a larger, higher-res tilting LCD screen, updated styling and...

Excellent image quality for its class; Very good optical performance from the bright f/2-2.8 4x lens; Quick autofocus, even in very low light; Fast burst modes; EVF fixes the flaws of optical viewfinder in X20; Tilting high-res LCD screen; Excellent...

Top shutter speed is only 1/1000s when lens is wide open; No built-in ND filter; 28mm eq. may not be wide enough for some; Shallow buffer depths; Default NR processing a bit heavy-handed

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Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (

Fujifilm X30 Review: Sharp But Struggles in Low Light


Like a handsome but absent-minded boyfriend, the good-looking Fujifilm X30 has too many quirks to be a dependable companion. Although the camera did produce bright, sharp pictures and videos under the right conditions, its crowded controls,...

Bright and sharp pictures in bright light ; Handsome design

Slow autofocus in low light ; Frustrating interface ; Oversensitive LCD shutoff sensor

Fujifilm's X30 is a solid bridge camera that delivers high-quality pictures, but it suffers from iffy Wi-Fi and problematic autofocus.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Neocamera (

Fuji X30


The Fuji X30 is an excellent premium compact and is one of only threeFuji X30, X20 and X10 to have a mechanical zoom. Its lens is equivalent to 28-112mm which is suitable for a wide variety of subjects and has a rather bright maximum aperture. The X30...

Class-leading fast and reliable autofocus, Excellent sharpness, Good dynamic-range, Conservative metering, Nicely saturated colors, Mechanical zoom, Superb EVF, Great ergonomics, Good battery-life

Below average white-balance accuracy, Wrong Live-Histogram, Dark exposure of low-contrast scenes, Stepless control-ring, Video capture delay

The Fuji X30 is an excellent premium compact digital camera. It delivers the same great image-quality and speed as its predecessor with refined controls and a very welcome EVF. This viewfinder is absolutely class-leading and gives the X30 a nice boost...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:PCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):470
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-95
Power source type:Battery


Camera playback:Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:0.689
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:Black&White, Vivid
Scene modes:Beach, Documents, Fireworks, Flower, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater


Color of product:Black / Silver
Energy Star certified:N


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Field of view:100


Flash modes:Auto, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 196.9
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 275.6
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Cold / Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - 3.0
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - 3.0
Super Macro focusing range:0.01 - 1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.28 - 1.12
Lens structure:11/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Maximum aperture number:11
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.41
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:55


Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):4000 x 3000
Storage temperature range (T-T):4000 x 3000

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:2/3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Sensor Type:CMOS II
Still image resolution(s):L : (4:3) 4000 x 3000 / (3:2) 4000 x 2664 / (16:9) 4000 x 2248 / (1:1) 2992 x 2992\nM : (4:3) 2816 x 2112 / (3:2) 2816 x 1864 / (16:9) 2816 x 1584 / (1:1) 2112 x 2112\nS : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2048 x 1360 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080 / (1:1) 1536 x 1536

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280x960@25fps, 1280x960@30fps, 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps / 1280x720@60fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280x960@25fps, 1280x960@30fps, 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.39

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):14.9