Fujifilm X-T30 vs X-T3
The X-T30 sports many of the exciting features of the X-T3 in a smaller and more affordable package.
How do the two cameras compare?
The X-T30 is smaller, lighter and has a pop-up flash. The X-T3 has more dials, two SD card slots and is weather sealed.
Advanced SR Auto
The X-T30 has an automatic mode that chooses the best exposure and autofocus settings for you. You activate it with the dedicated switch on top.
The X-T3 has a better EVF with more resolution (3.69 vs 2.36M dots), a larger panel (0.5 vs 0.39-in) and a higher magnification (0.75x vs 0.62x).
The X-T3’s screen can tilt up, down and to the side for vertical shooting. The X-T30, by comparison, employs the standard two-way tilting mechanism.
The two cameras use Fujifilm’s 4th generation autofocus with 117 / 425 points. The X-T3's performance has been enhanced with firmware 4.0, taking it to the same level as the X-T4.
Both can shoot up to 20fps or 30fps (1.25x crop) using the electronic shutter. With the mechanical shutter, the X-T3 can reach a maximum of 11fps, whereas the X-T30 is limited to 8fps.
The X-T3 can manage approximately 49 RAW frames or 200 JPGs at 8fps whereas the X-T30 is capable of 18 RAW / 90 JPG frames at the same speed.
The X-T3 can record 4K at 60fps and offers 10-bit internal recording. The X-T30 can also record in 4K but the maximum frame rate is 30fps, and is limited to 8-bit.
The X-T3, unlike the X-T30, has an official battery grip to improve the handling and extend the battery life.
The X-T3 has a retail price of $1500 / £900 / €1200 whereas the X-T30 can currently be found for around $900 / £750 / €800 (body only). (Prices as of January 2021)
The X-T3 has a some advantages over the X-T30, but whether they justify the extra cost or not depends on what your needs are.