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Fujifilm X30

£302.99
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and 2 year old compact camera, great for sports photography
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Dec 2015
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Fujifilm X30 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Fujifilm X30 number 153 across all digital cameras.
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327 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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19 Months Old
Overall Score
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good product quality and it is robust.
It is missing some features:
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Very small optical zoom
Quite small eye relief

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Fujifilm digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 27 in sports photography cameras. However average for portrait photography, ranking number 66 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 110 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Fujifilm X30 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm X30?

The Fujifilm X30 is 118.7mm wide and 71.6mm tall. It is 60.3mm deep and weighs 383g.

Fujifilm X30 front dimensions

Fujifilm X30 size in context

Fujifilm X30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

This Fujifilm digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Expert Reviews, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Focus-Numerique.fr and Pocket Lint all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this Fujifilm digital camera was very good.

Furthermore, this camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com and website Onfoto.ru said that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this Fujifilm digital camera was very good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 83% based on 34 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This digital camera has a marvellous average owner rating based on 293 owner reviews. 130 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

30 customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use, seven people thought it was easy to use the menus and three owners who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to handle.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

34 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

22 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was well made and two people considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

16 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking, three people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was retro and three customers who purchased the product wrote that it was well designed. two people who bought it reckoned that it was smooth.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

11 people who reviewed it said that it had a good lens, nine owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus and seven owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,158 expert and user reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases), Fujifilm has very good reviews for its cameras. Fujifilm also has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three owners considered that it had a good flash.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine owners who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder and three customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Six people who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

46 owners wrote that this digital camera was able to produce good images, six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light, however 11 owners wrote in their review that this digital camera did not take good quality photos. and six owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was not able to produce good images. two people thought the product did not have a good image sensor and two customers who purchased it agreed that it was not good in low light.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

13 owners who reviewed the Fujifilm X30 agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine owners who purchased it wrote that it was compact.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £302.99 it is cheaper than 51% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Fujifilm X30 and the United Kingdom price of £302.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $498.99 (£649.49).

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X30 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Fujifilm X30 of only 12MP is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Fujifilm X30 of only 4x is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm X30 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm X30's minimum aperture number of 2 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm X30's weight of 383g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Fujifilm X30 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Fujifilm X30 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Fujifilm X30 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 8 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Eye Relief

The eye relief of the Fujifilm X30 of only 17.5mm is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest eye relief of cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Fujifilm X30's digital zoom of only 2x is in the smallest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm X30's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 112mm is in the shortest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however the Fujifilm X30 has three aspherical lenses.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Fujifilm X30 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm X30 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Fujifilm X30 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The Fujifilm X30's image sensor size of 0.667" is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Has a Microphone in

The Fujifilm X30 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm X30's maximum aperture number of 11 is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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470 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Fujifilm X30 which takes 470 battery life.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Fujifilm X30 supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

Fujifilm released the X30 in December 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

fujifilm p10nc13270a

Barcodes:

00074101025538, 04547410286236, 04547410286281, 04547410286359

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