Fujifilm X30 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Fujifilm X30? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Fujifilm makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the X30 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Fujifilm X30 below.
In any case, the X30 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on August 26th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2953 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the X30 from Fujifilm.
Fujifilm's owner manual for the X30
The camera's owner manual is 273 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the X30 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Fujifilm X30 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Fujifilm's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Fujifilm X30 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Fujifilm X30
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your X30 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Fujifilm X30 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Fujifilm X30 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X30.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the X30 based on?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Fujifilm equipped the X30 with the EXR Processor II image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X30?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X30?
The X30 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Fujifilm X30 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Fujifilm X30 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the X30 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Fujifilm X30.
|Camera Model||Fujifilm X30|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-112mm f/2.0-2.8|
|Launch Date||August 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 599|
|Sensor Format||Two Thirds Sensor|
|Sensor Size||8.8 x 6.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||58 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||11 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 000 x 3 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.20 μm|
|Pixel Density||20.66 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||EXR Processor II|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2360k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||920k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||12 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||NP-95 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||470 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
119 x 72 x 60 mm
(4.7 x 2.8 x 2.4 in)
|Camera Weight||423 g (14.9 oz)|
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