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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400 and Autofocus Tests

Fujifilm X-T30

This is one of the top comparisons of the last few weeks: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400.

We have covered quite a few of those comparisons in earlier posts:

  • read here – DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400
  • read here – Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony A6400: DPReview Studio Scene Test, Cameralabs Comparison and More
  • read here – Fujifilm X-T30 Beats Sony a6400 in Autofocus Stills Tracking, but Sony A6400 Better for Video and Vice Versa

Today we have Maarten Heilbron’s comparison as well as a couple of other Fujifilm X-T30 reviews, including autofocus tests and comparison with the Fujifilm X-T20.

Looking merely at the sales, the Sony A6400 seems to sell much better. Several Sony a6400 combos are in the top AmazonUS ranking, whereas the Fujifilm X-T30 is out of the top 100. Also BHphoto marks the Sony A6400 as top seller, and nothing for the Fujifilm X-T30.

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LAST WEEK to Save up to $1,000 on Fujifilm Gear and LAST DAY to Save on X-T30

Fujifilm Savings

The Fujifilm X-T30 bundle deals (save $300) will expire tomorrow, April 22, so this is your last day to get the deal.

It is also the last week for the up to $1,000 Fujifilm X/GFX savings, which will expire on April 28.

X Camera Deals

  • Fujifilm X-T30 (save $300*): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama, , FocusCamera
    *save $300 with purchase of XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2, XF50mmF2, XC15-45 or XF18-55
  • Fujifilm X-T2 (save up to $700*): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama, , FocusCamera
    *save $700 on body only, save $600 on XF18-55 kit. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store
  • Fujifilm X-T20 (save $100*): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama, , FocusCamera
    *save $100 on body only or kit with XF18-55, XC 16-60 or XC 15-45. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store

GFX Bundle Deals

All Fujifilm Camera Deals

All Fujinon Lens Deals

Third Party & Used Gear Deals

Third Party Lens Deals for Fuji X

Used Fujifilm Gear

Official Fujifilm Recommended Accessories

SD-Cards

Power Banks

Accessories and Apple Deals

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions:

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DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400

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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a6400

Chris and Jordan from DPReview TVcompared the Fujifilm X-T30 and the Sony a6400. Here are their findings:

  • the vast majority of people buy APS-C and not full frame in mid-priced mirrorless market range

Ergonomics and Controls
Winner: Fujifilm X-T30

  • biggest advantage for the Fujifilm X-T30 are the dial controls and ergonomics
  • Fujifilm X-T30 front and back dials are much easier to use than Sony a6400 dials
  • Fujifilm X-T30 joystick is easier to use than the Sony a6400 joypad
  • Sony a6400 is weather sealed, Fuji X-T30 not.

Stills Autofocus
Winner: Sony a6400

  • STILLS
  • Fujifilm X-T30 has improved compared to X-T20 with very usuable face/eye detection, as long as subject is fairly close
  • subject tracking not as sticky and slow response
  • Sony A6400 has the best autofocus system of all APS-C cameras, real time tracking is simple and intuitive, switches automaticall between subject tracking and eye/face AF
  • VIDEO
  • Fujifilm X-T30 has stepped up in a big way, with nice video results, if you customize heavily for the situation
  • Sony a6400 video is smooth, accurate and works great on its standard settings

Image Quality
Winner: tie

  • Sony a6400 color profiles are boring and not fun to use
  • Fujifilm X-T30 has great colors and vibrancy and film simulations are great and fun to use, and you change film simulation with in camera RAW converter
  • Fujifilm X-T30 has better skin tones
  • With Fujifilm X-T30 it is easier to get great colors
  • Fuji sensor is newer, faster readout hence less rolling shutter, great if you use silent shutter or video
  • Sony has slightly better low light performance
  • in the end it’s a tie, but you have to decide whether you want slightly better RAW performance (Sony a6400) or great colors and easy of use out (Fujifilm X-T30)

Lenses
Winner: Fujifilm X-T30

  • Easy win for Fujifilm X-T30, with lots of great lenses with great value for money
  • Sony ignores APS-C lenses, but you can get Sigma lenses

Displays
Winner: Sony a6400

  • Sony a6400 has a fully upwards tilting screen
  • Sony a6400 has higher magnification EVF

Video
Winner: Fujifilm X-T30

  • Sony a6400 has better design thanks to fully articulating screen
  • Sony a6400 has unlimited record time, whereas Fujifilm X-T30 is limited to 10 minutes 4K and 15 minutes 1080p
  • Sony a6400 has a 3.5mm mic jack, Fuji has 2.5mm jack
  • Fujifilm X-T30 gives you USB to headphone adapter option to monitor your audio
  • Sony a6400 has a significant crop when shooting 4K/30p, the Fuji X-T30 has no crop up to 30p
  • Fuji X-T30 way less rolling shutter than the Sony a6400
  • Fujifilm X-T30 has higher data rate (200 mbps) and 10bit if recorded externally

Overall

  • You must see what’s most important for your photography
  • looking at the categories, Fujifilm X-T30 is the winner, but they are very close overall
  • Fujifilm X-T30 looks much better

Fujifilm X-T30: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Sony a6400: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

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TODAY ONLY

Fujifilm X-T30 Firmware Update 1.01 Released

Fujifilm just released firmware update ver. 1.01 for Fujifilm X-T30 and announced another one for June.

The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issue:

  1. Improved operability of the Q (quick menu) button
    To avoid accidentally opening the Q (quick) menu, the button reaction time has been increased.*

    *FUJIFILM Corporation plans an additional firmware update in June. This will allow customers to use the Q button as a Fn button. This planned update also allows the user to disable the Q button and adds it as a choice in the Function (Fn) Settings enabling the option to assign it to a different Fn button

Remember that you can update your camera also using the camera remote app (how to guide here). If you want to update via SD-card, here is the download link. In this case, we recommend you read Tips for Updating your Firmware

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LAST WEEK to Save $300 on Fujifilm X-T30 Bundles plus GFX50R and X-T2/X-T20 Savings

Fujifilm Savings

The Fujifilm X-T30 bundle deals will expire April 22, so this is your last week to get the deal. The other X/GFX deals run until April 28.

X Camera Deals

  • Fujifilm X-T30 (save $300*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $300 with purchase of XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2, XF50mmF2, XC15-45 or XF18-55
  • Fujifilm X-T2 (save up to $700*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $700 on body only, save $600 on XF18-55 kit. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store
  • Fujifilm X-T20 (save $100*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $100 on body only or kit with XF18-55, XC 16-60 or XC 15-45. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store

GFX Bundle Deals

All Fujifilm Camera Deals

All Fujinon Lens Deals

Third Party & Used Gear Deals

Third Party Lens Deals for Fuji X

Used Fujifilm Gear

Official Fujifilm Recommended Accessories

SD-Cards

Power Banks

Accessories and Apple Deals

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions:

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Fujifilm Savings: X-T30, GFX 50R, Capture One Pro 12 and More

The Fujinon XF lens only deals are gone, but some deals remained, and some new ones came. Down below the overview of the official Fujifilm deals.

Other good news: The 50% discount on Capture One Pro 12 has been extended through April.

X Camera Deals

  • Fujifilm X-T30 (save $300*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $300 with purchase of XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2, XF50mmF2, XC15-45 or XF18-55
  • Fujifilm X-T2 (save up to $700*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $700 on body only, save $600 on XF18-55 kit. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store
  • Fujifilm X-T20 (save $100*): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
    *save $100 on body only or kit with XF18-55, XC 16-60 or XC 15-45. Additional bundle savings vary from store to store

GFX Bundle Deals

All Fujifilm Camera Deals

All Fujinon Lens Deals

Third Party & Used Gear Deals

Third Party Lens Deals for Fuji X

Used Fujifilm Gear

Official Fujifilm Recommended Accessories

SD-Cards

Power Banks

Accessories and Apple Deals

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions:

Software

FUJIFILM GFX 50R and X-T30 crowned Winners at the 2019 TIPA World Awards

Tipa Awards 2019

We already questioned a few times, if these awards make sense, by disclosing how the award business works. But for some reason many Fujifilm X and GFX still rejoice when they read about Fujifilm winning an EISA, TIPA or whatever else award.

So I don’t want to be the spoilsport here, let’s just ignore it all and rejoice once again :).

Oh, and btw, don’t take any award seriously, that does not assign a price to the stellar FUJIFILM XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR.

Here are all the winners:

Cameras

Lenses

Other Awards

The Fujifilm winners:

Press Release

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