Fujifilm X-T30 II, XF 33mm f/1.4 & XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Officially Announced

Fujifilm today officially announced the new Fujifilm X-T30 II mirrorless camera, XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens and XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens.

Pre-order links:

Fujifilm X-T30 II body: $899.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm X-T30 II with 15-45mm Lens: $999.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm X-T30 II with 18-55mm Lens: $1,299.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $899.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $799.00 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm X-T30 II Key Features:

  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
  • DCI and UHD 4K30 Video; F-Log Gamma
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • 425-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • Extended ISO 80-51200, 30 fps Shooting
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder Mode

The X-T30 II renewed the software while inheriting the compact and lightweight camera body, popular with the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T30” (the previous model), and delivers an advanced level of AF speed and precision and image quality equivalent to the X Series’ flagship model, “FUJIFILM X-T4” (X-T4). The X-T30 II has also evolved from the previous model in terms of hardware, as seen in the use of a high-resolution 1.62-million-dot LCD monitor on the rear panel. It enables comfortable shooting of high-quality stills as well as full-scale 4K/30p video.

The X-T30 II is a mirrorless digital camera that features a 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” *1 sensor and a high-speed “X-Processor 4” image-processing engine in a compact and lightweight body that weighs approximately 378g*2 to produce premium-quality images. The camera offers a fast and accurate AF system that has the focusing speed as fast as 0.02 seconds and also boasts exceptional ability to track a moving subject. It can autofocus even in near darkness conditions at -7.0EV*3 to accurately capture a subject in nightscape photography or indoor photography with low light.

The X-T30 II comes with a total of 18 Film Simulation modes, including “Classic Neg,” ideal for snapshots, and the low-saturation and high-contrast “ETERNA Bleach Bypass,” which produces impressive atmosphere. The expanded lineup allows users to enjoy a diverse range of color reproduction styles. The algorithm for “AUTO” mode has been updated to easily produce beautiful pictures by automatically identifying the type of shooting scenes and applying the optimum shooting settings.

Furthermore, the camera features functions that deliver smooth 4K/30p video with rich tonality as well as high-speed full-HD video at 240p, and is fitted with a high-resolution 1.62-million-dot three-inch tilting touchscreen LCD monitor, helping users capture stills and videos alike with ease.

The XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR is a large-diameter wide-angle prime lens that consists of 15 lens elements, including two aspherical elements and three ED elements, in 10 groups, achieving enhanced resolution capabilities over the previous model. The maximum aperture of F1.4 produces shallow depth-of-field. The newly-adopted nine aperture blades also contributes to natural and creamy bokeh. The highly versatile focal length of 23mm makes it an ideal choice for landscape photography and snapshots. The minimum working distance of about 19cm provides close-up capability and enables a dynamic framing, capturing the main subject in close-up while keeping vast background into the frame. The lens also uses the Inner Focus system, driven by a newly-adopted linear motor, to deliver fast and highly accurate AF, attaining focus in as fast as 0.04 seconds*1 to seize a decisive photo opportunity. It also boasts advanced usability with its dust and weather resistant construction and the capability to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C.

The XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR consists of 15 lens elements in 10 groups, including two aspherical elements and three ED elements, to achieve superior resolution capabilities for edge-to-edge sharpness. Boasting the maximum aperture of F1.4, the lens allows users to produce high-quality pictures with minimal camera shake and digital noise even in low light conditions. The standard focal length of 33mm (equivalent to 50mm in the 35mm format) makes it a perfect choice for snapshots and portraiture that incorporates a natural sense of perspective.

The XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR uses the Inner Focus system, driven by a linear motor, for fast and highly accurate AF. The resulting silent and smooth focusing is perfect for shooting not only stills but also videos. The highly portable design that weighs approximately 360g, thanks to the compact and lightweight X Mount system*1, offers an outstanding mobility.