FUJIFILM Details New X-T30 Mirrorless Camera & FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Lens

FUJIFILM has unveiled the latest additions to its photography lineup. The new products include the X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Wide Angle Lens.

Marked by a compact and lightweight design, the X-T30 weighs just 13.51 ounces. Under the hood, the camera features FUJIFILM's X-Trans CMOS 4 26.1 Megapixel Sensor (out of the X-T3) and is powered by the X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU for fast auto-focus performance and accurate face detection. In addition, the device supports a regular ISO sensitivity option of ISO 160 for better capture in bright outdoor environments. And when it comes to video, the device includes 4K UHD and Full HD 1080p recording capabilities.

Here's a full rundown of key specs per FUJIFILM:

• 26.1M BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4
• X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU
• 100% phase detect AF across the entire frame
• Excellent face and eye detection AF with new Face Selection option
• 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
• 3 inch 1.04M-dot 2-way tilting Touch LCD with smooth and fast drag controls
• 4K/30p, Full HD 120fps, H.264 compression option
• External HDMI recording capable of 4:2:2 10 bit quality
• 1x SD UHS-I card slot
• Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth V.4.2
• Headphone Jack via USB-C Adapter (3rd Party)
• NP-W126S battery

In other words, the X-T30 a baby X-T3 without all of the pro features. Still, at $899, it seems like a powerful little camera, one that's set to take on the recently-announced Sony a6400.

The X-T30 is set to start shipping in March 2019 in black and silver color options for a suggested retail price of $899. In addition, an X-T30 body with XC15-45mm lens kit will also be available for $999 and an X-T30 body with XF18-55mm lens kit will be available for $1,299. Finally, a new charcoal silver color option is set to launch in June 2019.

We'll be getting a pre-production model in tomorrow for testing, so be on the lookout for a first impressions piece in the next week or two.

X-T30_Black_Oblique+XF18-55mm.jpgMeanwhile, the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR is a wide angle lens designed for high performance with Fujifilm X-TRANS CMOS sensor cameras. The unit features an internal focusing system and stepping motor, enabling quiet and quick auto-focusing. In addition, the device uses exterior metal components and is sealed at nine points around the barrel to offer added durability and weather resistance.

Here's a full rundown of key specs per FUJIFILM:

• Lens construction: 10 elements, 8 groups (includes 2 aspherical elements)
• Focal length (35mm format equivalent: f=16mm (24mm)
• Angle of view: 83.2°
• Max. aperture: F2.8
• Min. aperture: F22
• Aperture control
• Number of blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
• Stop size: 1/3EV (19 stops)
• Focus range: 17cm and beyond
• Max. magnification: 0.13x   
• External dimensions: Diameter x Length:  Approx: Φ60.0mm x 45.4mm
• Weight (excluding caps, hoods): Approx. 155g
• Filter size: Φ49mm10

The FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Lens is set to launch in March 2019 in black and May 2019 in silver for a suggested retail price of $399.95.

Source: Fujifilm