20 Feb Shooting with the Fujifilm X-T30, the frugal flagship

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The first thing that came to mind when I heard than a X-T30 was coming was “please don’t be another X-T100.” The X-T100 was a camera which sounded very promising that ended up being a big disappointment, due to its slow processor, lousy AF system and 4K/15p video capture.

Thankfully, the X-T30 is no X-T100. In fact, the X-T30 truly is a ‘baby X-T3’ and, unless you’re a serious videographer or need a more rugged body, you could probably get away using the much less expensive X-T30 and spend the $600 savings on a lens.Something

I’ve always liked about Fujifilm’s X-series cameras is the way in which the controls really connect you with the camera. While it doesn’t have the ISO dial of the X-T3, the X-T30 has exposure compensation and shutter speed, and many X-mount lenses have aperture rings, as well. I’ve held many a sub-$1000 camera and was happy to see that Fujifilm didn’t cheap out on the build quality here: the X-T30 has a really solid feel….

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