Wrap-up
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Wrap-up

The two most significant factors which differentiate the X-T200 and X-T30 the most are their physical controls and video capture tools. Thus, whether it's worth spending the extra $200 on the X-T30 comes down to how much control you want over the camera, and how hardcore of a video shooter you are.

If you want a simpler, more smartphone-like shooting experience, then the X-T200 is the smarter choice. The 3.5" display is the best in this price range (and above it), and the touch-based interface is easy to use. The X-T200's updated sensor and autofocus system should perform well, and we expect that its oversampled, un-cropped 4K video will look very good. The built-in mic and headphone (via USB-C) connectors are a big plus. The camera's main downside is its battery life, which is below average.

For those who want to take more control over their camera, the X-T30 is the better of the two. It has several dials for controlling exposure and is highly customizable. It also uses Fujifilm's newest sensor, which we've found to be excellent. Like the X-T200, it captures un-cropped 4K video, and offers the wider DCI aspect ratio, F-Log, zebra stripes, and 10-bit 4:2:2 output with simultaneous internal recording. Its battery life is quite a bit better than the X-T200's, as well.

Overall, we think that the X-T200 is a great option for more novice users, and they can put that $200 savings into a lens like the new XC 35mm F2. But if you're already a photographer and looking to get a new camera, the level of control the X-T30 gives you really does make a difference, and you'll enjoy the camera that much more for it.