Nikon Z fc vs Fujifilm X-T30: it’s a battle of style versus substance, but which wins?

Nikon Z fc vs Fujifilm X-T30
(Image credit: Nikon/Fujifilm)

Retro cameras and the retro ‘look’ are massively popular right now, from hipster dudes looking for fashion accessories to old-time photographers going misty-eyed over their favorite cameras of the past. There are also lots of folk who have just got pretty bored with the regular black-box design of modern mirrorless cameras – all the tech you could ask for but all the charm of a concrete car park.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at