Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Review

April 20, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


Number of effective pixels

14.2 million pixels

CCD sensor

1/2.3-inch CCD with primary color filter

Storage media

Internal memory (Approx. 10MB) SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card

File format

Still image - JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3) (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible) Movie - AVI (Motion JPEG) Sound - WAVE format, Monaural sound


Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens

Lens focal length

f=5.0 - 25.0 mm, equivalent to 28-140 mm on a 35 mm camera


Mode - Single AF / Continuous AF (SR AUTO) Type - TTL contrast AF AF frame selection - Center / Tracking

Focus distance

Normal - Wide : Approx. 60 cm to infinity / 2.0 ft to infinity Telephoto : Approx. 1.0 m to infinity / 3.3 ft to infinity Macro - Wide : Approx. 9 cm - 80 cm / 3.5 in.- 2.6 ft. Telephoto : Approx. 40 cm - 80 cm / 1.3 ft.- 2.6 ft

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec., (All other modes) 4sec. to 1/2000sec.


F3.9 / F6.2 (Wide) F4.9 / F8 (Telephoto)


Auto / ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200

Exposure modes

Programmed AE

White balance

Automatic scene recognition. Preset - Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 96 % coverage


Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay, Couple Timer, Group Timer

Video Output

NTSC / PAL selectable with monaural sound

Digital Interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power source

NP-45A Li-ion battery (included)


99.2(W) x 67.7(H) x 23.9(D) mm / 3.9(W) x 2.7(H) x 0.9(D) in. (Minimum depth :23.1 mm / 0.9in.)


Approx. 148g / 5.2oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card) Approx. 165g / 5.8oz. (including accessories, battery and memory card)

Digital Zoom

approx. 6.8x (up to approx. 34x , with 5x optical zoom)

Shooting modes

AUTO, P, SR AUTO, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Under water, Under water (Wide), Under water (Macro), Party, Flower, Text, Motion panorama

Movie recording

1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30frames/sec.) with monaural sound * Optical zoom can be used.


Face Detection, Photobook assist, Image Search, Erase selected frames, Slide show, Auto red-eye removal, Protect, Crop, Resize, Image rotate, Mark for upload, Multi-frame playback (with microthumbnail), Favorite, Location info, Photo navigation, Panorama

Voice memo

WAVE format, Monaural sound