New information about the Fujifilm X30 has been revealed ahead of the compact camera’s official announcement event, detailing the specs of the built-in electronic viewfinder.
The rumor mill has revealed that Fuji is working on a Sony RX100 III competitor a long time ago. It should have been launched earlier this summer as a replacement for the X20 and bearing the X30 retail name.
Eventually, the compact shooter has been delayed and now it is expected to become official at the Photokina 2014 or a few days prior to the world’s largest digital imaging event.
As the Cologne-based show is nearing quickly, sources familiar with the matter have leaked some new Fuji X30 specs, confirming that the device will pack an electronic viewfinder that is available in higher-end mirrorless cameras.
More Fuji X30 specs revealed: electronic viewfinder will be identical to the one found in the X-E2
A highly-trusted source is reporting that the built-in electronic viewfinder of the Fujifilm X30 will offer a 2.36-million-dot resolution. This feature is also provided in a couple of X-mount mirrorless cameras, such as the X-E2 and X-T1.
In addition, the EVF has been confirmed to offer a 100% coverage, which is certainly an improvement from the 85% coverage offered by the optical viewfinder of its predecessor.
Among the newly-leaked Fuji X30 specs, we can find that the viewfinder will provide a magnification rate of 0.62x. This puts the camera on par with the X-E2, which comes packed with an identical magnification.
This can only be good news for the people who have been disheartened upon hearing that the company will ditch the optical VF in favor of an electronic model.
Now that we can be certain that the X30 will sport a high-quality EVF, we can also be sure that the shooter will definitely be appealing to many photographers.
Fujifilm X30 will come packed with a 2/3-inch-type image sensor
Previously, the rumor mill has revealed that the X20 successor will feature a 2/3-inch-type image sensor. This information stills stands and there are no chances for the compact camera to employ a 1-inch-type sensor, as claimed at the beginning of the year.
The lens specs are still unknown, so it remains to be seen if the 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) optic will be improved in any way by Fujifilm.
For the fans of the X20, we should mention that stocks are emptying fast, as the shooter has been discontinued at most retailers. Amazon is still listing the camera, but shipping is estimated to take four to six weeks.
Thankfully, the Photokina 2014 is coming soon and Fuji’s future plans will become clearer. Stick with us to find out more details!