More Fujifilm X30 details have been leaked on the web, as the compact camera with a 2/3-inch-type image sensor is nearing its announcement date.
The rumor mill has been stating that Fujifilm is working on a successor for the X20 compact camera for a long time. It has been said that the device will be powered by a 1-inch-type image sensor, in order to be better prepared to fight against the Sony RX100 III and the likely-to-be-announced-soon Panasonic LX8.
Unfortunately, it seems like the Japan-based company will choose a different path. Recently, it has been said that the X30 will not bear such large sensor, instead a 2/3-inch-type model will be implemented.
Well, more Fujifilm X30 details have just showed up online, hinting that the manufacturer will ditch the built-in optical viewfinder, found in the X20, in favor of an electronic viewfinder.
Latest Fujifilm X30 details hint that the compact camera will feature an electronic viewfinder
A lot of people have chosen Fujifilm cameras thanks to their optical or hybrid viewfinders. The latter can be found in the high-end X-Pro1 and X100s shooters and they are combining optical and electronic parts.
On the other hand, the Fuji X20 sports an optical VF, which is offering a roughly 85% coverage. This fact has drawn some criticism and it seems like the Japanese company will correct the “issue”.
The solution consists of an electronic VF that will replace the optical VF and will provide a 100% coverage. This notion has been briefly mentioned in the past. Now that another source has “confirmed” this aspect, we can already assume that this will become true.
Although the OVF in the X20 has not been perfect, there will be lots of photographers who will refuse to go down the EVF path. Nevertheless, electronic viewfinders are getting better and better, so a lot of customers will welcome the X30 with arms wide-open.
Fuji X30 compact camera will surely employ a 2/3-inch-type sensor
Another certainty is the presence of a 2/3-inch-type image sensor, which is the same size as the one found in its predecessor. However, other specs of the Fujifilm X30 are unknown for the time being.
The X20 features a 12-megapixel sensor, so it remains to be seen whether or not photographers will get an increase in resolution.
It is worth noting that Fuji X20 stocks are pretty low at most retailers. This is usually a sign that a replacement is inbound. However, the compact camera is still available at Amazon for a price around $500.
Stay with us, as more information should be leaked ahead of the announcement date of the X30!