Fast focusing speed, good focus in low light
If you're using the X-T20 switch to the X-T30, you'll see a clear difference in speed and focus. The same lens, when mounted on the X-T30, feels faster than the X-T20. If the X-T20 is a bit difficult to focus on dark-colored subjects with no high contrast, then the X-T30 has improved – capturing focus faster and more accurately.
In the weak hall light, the subject is far away, the X-T30 still captures the picture well and gives the picture a bright enough (cropped image).
The X-T30's ability to recognize and focus on the face is also much better. In very weak light, the X-T30 still chases after the face, then gives the picture a brighter clarity than the actual conditions. Due to the many more focusing points, the X-T30 can focus faces farther than X-T20.
Get eyes and face
Another improvement on the X-T30 is that it can focus on the subject's eyes (and face). In many different shooting conditions, the camera will focus on the eye area and the face of the model, thus ensuring the person's face is clearly captured, even at low shutter speeds.
Subjects wearing glasses, constantly moving, light in the room, but the X-T30 still catches exactly the face.
In addition, Fujifilm's new camera can also choose to lock on a certain face, so when shooting or recording, it will only cling to that face to focus. This feature is useful when photographing a model, taking an important character in a crowded press conference, wedding photography, …
X-Trans IV sensor
The soul of the new features on the X-T30 is built thanks to the power of this sensor. X-Trans IV was originally used on a higher-end X-T3, but bringing it to the X-T30 was even more used to maximize the power of this sensor.
The X-T30 uses the latest X-Trans IV sensor compared to other XT models.
As the latest generation of Fujifilm sensors, X-Trans IV offers faster, smoother handling. Combined with the 160 to 12,800 ISO range (extending 80 to 51,200), the dark areas in the X-T30's image are less noisy, clearer night shots.
As mentioned, the X-T30's focus speed and focusing capability greatly improved compared to the X-T20, while being comparable to other competitors. This is thanks to the new hybrid focusing system, 1.5 times faster than the older generation on X-Trans III.
When shooting single shot, it can focus 425 points compared to 325 points on X-T20. Phase focus mode also covers 99% of the sensor surface. With these two advantages, the X-T30 can focus on small, remote faces, which X-T20 can't do.
The X-T30 has more focus points than the X-T20, the focus point covers the entire sensor.
In addition, phase focusing in low light conditions can be down to -0.3EV compared to the previous 0.5EV, explaining why the X-T30 is in good focus even when lighting is not guaranteed.
In addition, the device also has the feature of continuous phase focus when installing telephoto lenses. The X-T30's focusing capability is faster than the X-T3 due to the newer firmware. X-T30, according to the manufacturer, can focus 3 times faster than the previous generation.
Continuous shooting mode
The continuous shooting mode on the X-T30 is much improved. It can capture 8 frames per second with mechanical shutter. When using electronic shutter, this speed can be up to 20 frames per second, suitable for sports activities, baby shooting, animal shooting, …
This continuous shooting mode can be applied even when shooting live view. The X-T30 is one of the few mirrorless machines to turn on live view mode continuously, without black screen during high-speed shooting. This enables the photographer to observe the subject on the screen to capture in moving situations.
Continuous shooting mode, clinging to a face helps capture dancers standing behind, who often dance at high speed.
Shooting on the X-T30 also improves much due to the ability to capture face, focus continuously with fast speed and cling to subjects even in low light.
Add the Aterna emulator color
Color emulation like a movie camera is the strength of Fujifilm camera. From recent mirrorless and X-T20 models, Fujifilm always has emulators that are interesting to many photographers, such as black and white emulators, Sepia, Acros, Provia, … On the new X-T30 , it added Aterna, an emulator for beautiful video recording. This mode reduces the tones, while increasing the shadow to increase the level of art for the clip.
New joystick key
Joystick was replaced with navigation keys on the X-T20, making X-T30 look more professional. For people with big fingers, pressing the navigation key on the X-T20 can be a bit annoying due to the slightly deep key press, so it's easier to shake the joystick.
New joystick on X-T30.
In addition, the place where the user or the thumb is also raised, makes the handset more comfortable. The Q key placed on this edge is also reasonable.
Overall, the X-T30 design makes the users of Fujifilm in general and X-T20 in particular not surprised. The device is still moderately sized, light, and compact, but improves the features and buttons that make operation easier.