Fujifilm’s high-end X30 compact adds an electronic viewfinder and tilting screen

Fujifilm has announced the X30, a premium compact camera that follows in the line of the X20 and X10 before it. The X30 features the same 12-megapixel 2/3-inch sensor and 28-112mm-equivalent f/2.0-f/2.8 lens as its predecessor, but much else has changed.

The magnesium alloy body has been given a sleek redesign with a refashioned grip and control ring around the lens; the optical viewfinder has been replaced with an OLED electronic panel that Fujifilm says offers a bigger view than an entry-level DSLR’s; and the bigger, sharper 3-inch 920,000-dot screen now tilts. The X30 also features improved battery performance, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a new “Classic Chrome” film simulation mode with “muted tones and deep color reproduction.”


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