Some new information about the Fujifilm X30 compact camera has been leaked on the web, with sources now claiming that the device will feature an impressive battery life, thanks to a battery that can be recharged via a USB cable.
Most digital cameras are powered by batteries which need to be recharged externally. This means that users have to take out the batteries and put them into an external charger.
There are plenty of photographers who think that this technique should change, as they would prefer to recharge their camera’s battery without taking it out of the device.
Potential Fujifilm X30 owners might be in luck because FujiRumors has received word from an unknown source claiming that the compact shooter will support USB recharging. Additionally, the device will also offer an excellent battery life.
Fujifilm to allow X30 users to recharge their compact camera via USB
The Fuji X30 camera has been mentioned multiple times by the rumor mill. It should have replaced the X20 at the beginning of July, but the Japan-based company has decided to postpone its announcement date for late August 2014.
In the meantime, more specs and details have showed up on the web. The latest in a long series of leaks refers to the compact camera’s battery, which will allegedly be capable of taking more than 400 shots on a single charge.
This will be a significant upgrade when compared to the X20 that takes roughly 270 photos. Moreover, it is better than what we can find the in X-T1 mirrorless camera, which shoots about 350 photos on a single charge.
An interesting allegation regarding X30’s battery is that it will support USB charging. This means that users will recharge their camera just like they would recharge a smartphone or a tablet.
Fuji X30 camera specs round-up
Fujifilm was rumored to put a 1-inch-type sensor into the X30. However, it was recently revealed that the shooter would sport a 2/3-inch-type sensor, although the megapixel count has not been mentioned.
The Fuji X30 camera will feature a 2.36-million-pixel electronic viewfinder with 0.62x magnification rage and 100% coverage.
Unfortunately, this is everything we know about this device. It should be revealed by the end of August or sometime around the Photokina 2014, which opens its doors to visitors as of September 16.
For the time being, Amazon is selling the X20 for about $500. The only problem is that the estimated shipping time is said to be within four to six weeks. Either way, stick with us for more information!