TL;DR: This is not a technical review. I like the camera.
I’ve been pondering a new camera for almost three years. Coming from the Canon camera system I was hesitant about Fuji but a coworker convinced me to get the newly released Fujifilm X-T30. Here’s my first impression after about 4 months with the new camera. Did my coworker condemn me to expensive glass?
First of all, coming from film (I still shoot and love film) and an 18.0 megapixel sensor, the larger sensor is definitely really refreshing and I appreciate that I can see faces taking wide angle shots.
It’s definitely been a different experience shooting with the XT30 because of the dials and the layout of the camera. The camera doesn’t have the best ergonomics for someone with larger hands than a child. I guess I lucked out because I have very small hands but even I find myself accidentally pressing the quick menu button (Q) when I’m taking photos.
I still haven’t had the chance to properly play with all the settings but I have tried the grain and I must say the grain looks very artificial. You can tell Fujifilm tried to mimic their popular films with the simulations but they still lack the character of film.
I must say, the images are very very sharp.
I wouldn’t buy the lens for the bokeh, obviously but if you are going to get the camera and you are new to the system, I would recommend getting the kit with this lens because of the versatility for travel.