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Fujifilm X-T30: Pro features, compact body

Fujifilm has announced the X-T30, a compact mid-range mirrorless camera with a 26.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, will be available at the end of March with an RRP of $1599.
The camera uses the same X-trans CMOS sensor and X-Processor 4 processing engine as the pro-oriented X-T3, while weighing less at just 383 grams.

The CMOS sensor has 2.16 million phase detection pixels, four times more than that of the chip used in the T-20, significantly ramping up autofocus accuracy across the entire frame.

Phase detection AF has been extended from +0.5EV to -3EV, allowing for on-screen phase detection AF in poor or low light scenarios.

An improved AF face and eye-detection algorithm provides a speed boost when photographing a human subject, double that of the X-T20. A ‘Face Selection function’ mode allows a photographer to focus on a selected face when photographing multiple human subjects.

The X-T30 can shoot ‘UHD 4K’ at 30fps, or Full HD 1080p video at 120fps for super slow motion effects.

Like the X-T20 the new model has the same retro dial-based manual controls, and proprietary colour reproduction tech, along with a range of auto shooting modes.

Other features include:
– Focus Lever for simple focus point shifting;
– New touch-screen panel, and thinner LCD monitor;
– Low noise and accurate colour reproduction.
– Lowest native sensitivity of ISO 160.
– Film Simulations modes, now including Eterna mode.

The X-T30 will initially be available in black and silver, with a charcoal silver version coming in May. The X-T30 body with an XF18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens has an RRP of $2199.

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