A small flash is built in to the X30's top plate, and can be extended when required using a mechanical catch on the rear of the camera.
is any reason to buy this Fuji over LX100?
NICE, all it needs now is a 1 inch sensor!
I'm sure it's more substantial in the hand, but in some of these photos, it looks like a LOMO camera.
As a X-E1 and RX100 Mk1 owner, I would pick RX100 Mk3 over this cam. This camera is too much look and control and not enough lens, IQ and compact size.
I have the x20, and I don't mind it's viewfinder or handling. The fact that there is no improvement to the sensor in the X30 is very disappointing. I would have upgraded for that alone.
i selected Olympus XZ-2 over Fuji X20Now X30 has only better it by having the EVF......
Was hoping to go back to Fuji.
The unique selling point of the cam against the Sony RX100... is the Electrical View Finder.
If you don't need it: buy Sony. If you need it, buy Fuji or other cams with EVF.
If you miss the EVF on RX100, well, buy an RX100 Mk III. ;-)
My Sony RX100 Mark 3 has a pretty amazing EVF. Have you seen that? You might be blown away by how good it is.
phazelag, if you are blown away by Sony's RX100 Mark III EVF with 1.4 million-dot resolution, you will be twice as blown away with the Fuji X30 EVF at 2.6 million-dot OLED.
My fz1000 is close to thAt. The problem is the X30 has nothing else to get excited about. The rx100 mark 3 has better low light Image quality and fits in my pocket.
For the x30 to get me to want it and try the Fuji system it needed something more. Instead it's no better than the Two year old model.
I praise Fuji for using top-notch 2,4M EVF and take this anytime instead of inaccurate tunnel type OVF, but with giving the OVF away X30 lost some of it´s appeal and uniqueness (of the front view). Now the front look too plain and dull, with too big empty plastic area.
I share your impression; but on the other Hand now it resembles the XE1 / 2.
"X30 offers faux mechanical exposure mode and exposure compensation dials on its top-plate"
What d you mean by "faux" - they don't work? ;)
I asked the same question. Maybe _faux_ because it's not mechanical, it's electronical!
The wheels are turning - looks like mechanics to me, not some touchscreen.Obviously they do not directly and mechanically close down aperture etc, but this thing were gone even in film era.
Faux because there's no mechanical linkage between dial and shutter / aperture.
And where is? And what mechanical connection between shutter/aperture and mode dial you expect? ;)I mean, shutters are electronically controlled since 1966, etc...
You've lost me. What is written is not incorrect. Where's the problem?
Faux implies that it is not real, that the dial is just there for good looks and doesn't work at all. Faux is the wrong word.
I currently have an X20 and I'l glad I have it - I wouldn't buy without an optical viewfinder.
I have the x10 - and whilst I think the OVF is nice indeed (one of the reasons I bought it in the first place)... it is nowhere near as practical... the x20 does fare a tad better - but still miles of from the X100's hybrid Vf (which I use 90% of the time).
Myself I'd prefer the EVF with 2.36Mpx... over the tunnel viewfinder.finally focus in visible, and there's 100% coverage.
X30 is still 28mm as X10 and X20, but Sony RX100-M3 is 24mm (which is a big plus) while RX100-M1/2 was 28mm.
How can X30 compete with Sony RX100 M1 and M2 with sensor size and price?
There are people that favour 28 over 24, but I'll concede it is personal. The sensor size is unfortunate, though. Thing is tiny.
People can zoom in to 28mm from 24mm zoom lens, but not other way around.
I'm not even sure if X30 has better low-light IQ than aged Pana LX7 as LX7's lens has full one stop advantage, and does not mention that LX7 is 24mm.
@Mike FL: I realise you can zoom 'into' 28 with a 24 mm lens. I use several 24- and 28- lenses. Each time, the 28 is my favourite, if only because (with the lenses I use) 28mm is freer of distortion. That may not be true for every 28- lens.
This is a really appealing design, at least to me.
It looks pretty good, I'll give you that.
This one has 60% of Leica M's look while X10/20 is 80%, and X100 and X100s are 90%.
BTW, Leica M is a much better looking camera.
@Mike FL: I think this one looks more like the X-Pro 1, which looked more like a modern medium format Fujifilm rangefinder. Neither look as nice as a Leica M, but they do share a Fujifilm family resemblance.
On the contrary, I'd rather like better the previous design models BUT I'll give it that it must be tough to keep that [design] with all the newer specs like the improved sensor and lens... Wait! They aren't!
This fixed zoom series had a few trademarks along its overall experience design and size, mainly its IQ given by its sensor+lens combination that should already be improved by now, instead of making up an old lady which doesn't make sense at all. I wished I could keep up my love. My heart is broken.
I am not a Fuji user (yet) but I love their cameras, they seem to design for real photographers.
Looks to be yet another winning camera for Fuji
winning over what? a cellphone?
Trend used to be ; making smaller cams with similar specs.
Seems Fuji has not knew about it :)
Not the first company that becomes successful by not following the 'rules'.
blindly "not following the rules" is just as bad a following the rules, the X30 is practically as large as the X100http://camerasize.com/compare/#133,563