The only major specification change is an upgraded rear screen, at 1.62m-dot rather than 1.02m-dot resolution. Otherwise the body design and layout remain essentially unchanged, with the camera employing the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4.
Under the hood, though, there’s a whole host of small feature updates borrowed from more recent models in the X-system line-up. These include the addition of Classic Neg and Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation modes, an upgraded multiple exposure mode capable of combining up to nine shots, high-speed video recording, and various improvements to the autofocus system, borrowed from the Fujifilm X-T4.
Fujifilm has a track record of using firmware updates to refresh old models in this way, but tells us that (unspecified) internal hardware changes to the X-T30 II mean that’s not possible this time around.
The Fujifilm X-T30 II features a body that weighs 378g, and promises focus speeds as fast as 0.02 seconds, as well as a sensitivity that works down to -7.0EV (when using the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens). You’ll also find 4K video recording at 30fps (8 bit 4:2:0 internal, 10 bit 4:2:2 external to HDMI), as well as FullHD video recording at upto 240fps.
The best news for prospective buyers (if not for those who recently bought an X-T30) is that these new features come at a lower price. The X-T30 II will come in either black or silver finishes for £769 body-only, £849 with the XC 15-45mm lens, or £1099 with the XF 18-55mm zoom.
Fujifilm X-T30 II Top Dials (Silver camera)
Fujifilm has also announced two new X-Mount lenses, the XF 23mm f/1.4 and XF 33mm f/1.4, that will fit the new camera, and other X-Mount cameras.