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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Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware 3.00 Tested

So, how does the Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.00 work?

Overall it’s a nice improvements, although some might have found some bugs, others think it does not keep up with Sony A6400. You’ll find it all down below.

At the end I think we can agree that there is always something to improve. So thanks for Fuji for the great update, and just make it even better in future :).

And since we speak of Fujifilm X-T3, I’ll share also some not firmware related X-T3 content

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Firmware 3.00 Tests

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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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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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