Here’s the preface from my full review:
“When compared to the X20, the new X30 makes perfect sense – it has the same great bright lens, now with a control ring around it, a slightly larger (and significantly heavier) body that incorporates an articulating LCD, a much better battery with almost double the juice, built-in wi-fi and a brand new electronic viewfinder.
However, the world had changed since the days of the X20 and now the X30 seems almost illogical – it’s just slightly larger and a tad heavier than the new high bar of compacts – the Panasonic Lumix LX100 (compare them here). It has not an entirely dissimilar zoom (28-112mm vs. 24-75mm) and quite the same max apertures (f/2.0-2.8 vs. f/1.7-2.8).
But that’s where the resemblance ends. The core difference between the two cameras is the micro four thirds sensor under the hood of the LX100, 4-times-larger than the 2/3” sensor of the X30.
So what does the X30 have to offer in light of this comparison? Have Fuji created the most mature and complete X-series compact camera, or are they too late in the game? I intend to find out.”
Read the full review here:
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