Fujifilm X-T30 Mark II Announced with Improved Performance
Fujifilm officially announced the new Fujifilm X-T30 II mirrorless camera, XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens and XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens. The Fujifilm X-T30 II brings an updated rear LCD panel, fast and accurate AF system and 4K/30P high-quality video recording.
Actually Fujifilm announced upgrades for to two X-series models. The X-T30 II is the same as its predecessor, except for its higher-resolution LCD (1.68M-dot versus 1.04M-dot) and additional memory. There’s also a ‘new’ X-T3, known as the X-T3 WW (worldwide). This is the same camera as the X-T3, just without a battery charger in the box. The ‘WW’ is only available in black and will sell for $1099 body-only and $1499 with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 lens. That’s $100 off the current street price of the X-T3 with a charger.
The X-T30 II does not include a battery charger and will come in silver and black. It will be priced at $899 body-only, $999 when paired with the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom and $1299 with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 lens.
Fujifilm X-T30 II body: $899.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm X-T30 II with 15-45mm Lens: $999.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm X-T30 II with 18-55mm Lens: $1,299.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $899.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $799.00 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Fujifilm X-T30 II Key Features
- 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
- X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
- DCI and UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
- 425-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
- Extended ISO 80-51200, 30 fps Shooting
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder Mode
The X-T30 II renewed the software while inheriting the compact and lightweight camera body, popular with the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T30” (the previous model), and delivers an advanced level of AF speed and precision and image quality equivalent to the X Series’ flagship model, “FUJIFILM X-T4” (X-T4). The X-T30 II has also evolved from the previous model in terms of hardware, as seen in the use of a high-resolution 1.62-million-dot LCD monitor on the rear panel. It enables comfortable shooting of high-quality stills as well as full-scale 4K/30p video.
The X-T30 II is a mirrorless digital camera that features a 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” *1 sensor and a high-speed “X-Processor 4” image-processing engine in a compact and lightweight body that weighs approximately 378g*2 to produce premium-quality images. The camera offers a fast and accurate AF system that has the focusing speed as fast as 0.02 seconds and also boasts exceptional ability to track a moving subject. It can autofocus even in near darkness conditions at -7.0EV*3 to accurately capture a subject in nightscape photography or indoor photography with low light.
The X-T30 II comes with a total of 18 Film Simulation modes, including “Classic Neg,” ideal for snapshots, and the low-saturation and high-contrast “ETERNA Bleach Bypass,” which produces impressive atmosphere. The expanded lineup allows users to enjoy a diverse range of color reproduction styles. The algorithm for “AUTO” mode has been updated to easily produce beautiful pictures by automatically identifying the type of shooting scenes and applying the optimum shooting settings.
Furthermore, the camera features functions that deliver smooth 4K/30p video with rich tonality as well as high-speed full-HD video at 240p, and is fitted with a high-resolution 1.62-million-dot three-inch tilting touchscreen LCD monitor, helping users capture stills and videos alike with ease.
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