Fujifilm X-T30 II review

The Fujifilm X-T30 II is a pretty minor update, but it’s such a good camera we’re just glad it’s still going

Fujifilm X-T30 II review
(Image: © Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

It’s great to see the Fujifilm X-T30 II continue, even if it is just a tiny refresh. Fujifilm’s pint-sized retro camera doesn’t just look cool but works well too, with old-school shutter speed and aperture dials (many but not all lenses) replacing a regular mode dial. The lack of in-body stabilization is a shame, however, and the positioning of the Q button on the thumb grip is maddening! The images, however, are terrific.


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    Classic exposure controls

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    Compact size

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    Excellent image quality

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    Value for money


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    Q button placement

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    No in-body stabilization

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    Best with smaller lenses

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The Fujifilm X-T30 II is a modest refresh of the original X-T30, launched back in February 2019. It’s a very compact APS-C mirrorless camera, with classic external controls and a distinct retro look. 

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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 fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com