Fujifilm X30 has a futuristic viewfinder to go with its vintage looks

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Steve Dent
August 26, 2014 2:09 PM
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Fujifilm X30 has a futuristic viewfinder to go with its vintage looks

Fujifilm was one of the first companies to turn compact cameras from "dying category" into "retro-tinged lust object," and its latest model, the X30, is no exception. The redesigned magnesium body still looks sharp, but Fujifilm has added an OLED XGA (2.36 million dots) viewfinder with a blistering 0.005-second lag in place of the last model's optical version. It also has a bigger, higher-res 920K-dot tiltable screen, longer battery life and WiFi connectivity -- which finally brings features like remote smartphone snapping. Core features remain the same, namely the 2/3-inch, 12-megapixel X-Trans II sensor; EXR Processor II; and the 28-112mm-equivalent, f/2.0-2.8 zoom lens. It also has the last model's $600 price tag, which may give some enthusiasts pause -- especially since Sony's stunning, $800 RX100 III is only a short rung up the price ladder.

Gallery: Fujifilm X30 compact camera press gallery | 6 Photos

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Fujifilm X30 has a futuristic viewfinder to go with its vintage looks