Fujifilm has announced the successor of its popular X20 premium compact system camera — the Fujifilm X30.
The biggest change coming to the X30 is the new Real Time Viewfinder which is a Live View 2.36M-dot organic EL viewfinder with a maximum magnification of 0.65x and a display lag time of only 0.005 seconds. The viewfinder is equipped with an eye sensor that automatically switches the display information when the camera is oriented vertically or horizontally.
The X30 features the company’s award-winning 12-megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II image processor coupled with their hybrid phase-detection AF system that enables the X30 to focus shots in just 0.06 seconds. The X30 also has a startup time of 0.5 seconds, a shutter time lag of only 0.015 seconds, and a low shooting interval time of 0.5 seconds.
The new camera is equipped with a FUJINON f/2.0 – f/2.8 4x manual barrel zoom lens which is also equipped with two control rings, one for manual zoom and the other for controlling user-specified settings. The front of X30 also features a function button and a dial for switching focus modes. A tilting 3.0-imch 920k-dot LCD monitor can be found on the back of the camera along with a control dial and slew of buttons for controlling and changing the camera’s different settings and features. Lastly, a pop-up flash, a hot shoe, two dials for controlling camera mode and exposure compensation, a video recording button, and a shutter release button.
The other new feature Fujifilm is introducing with the X30 is the Classic Chrome film simulation mode which gives users access to the company’s signature films including color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA/CLASSIC CHROME), professional color negative film (PRO Neg.Std / PRO Neg.Hi), monochrome filters (MONOCHROME, Ye filter, R filter and G filter) and SEPIA.
The Fujifilm will be available sometime in late September for an SRP of $599.95.