We have been talking about its impending announcement for a while now, and today, Fuji made it official by announcing their new X30 camera.

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The x30 features a 12MP 2/3″ sensor, combined with a 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) Fujinon x4 optical zoom lens. This little guy is capable of 12fps, and also boasts 60fps in 1080p video mode (though, this may not mean much as Fuji’s reputation with video is shaky at best).

Just as expected, the biggest difference you will notice between this x30 and the old X20 is that Fuji decided to finally do away with the optical viewfinder. The new X30 features a new 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, as well as a 3″ 920k-dot rear LCD screen. Overall, this looks to be an impressive little camera.

Fujifilm X30 Specs

  • 12MP 2/3″ X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Fujinon 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-112mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Real Time EVF, Dual Manual Control Rings
  • Tilting 3.0″ 920K-Dot LCD monitor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60fps
  • Classic Chrome Film Simulation Mode
  • Die-Cast Magnesium Body Construction

Fujifilm-X30-cameraFujifilm-X30-camera-backThe new x30 is now available for pre-order over at B&H in both the Black and Silver versions, but expected availability is not known at this time. Still, as always in these situations, it’s first come first serve, so if you are interested, jump on it ASAP.

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What are your thoughts on this new Fujifilm X30 camera? Do you agree with Fuji’s decision to ditch the subpar OVF from the X20 in favor of a high quality EVF on the x30? Leave a comment below!