Yep. Regarding the X20 I had one for a short while but didn't like the files too much. To me those claimed 30% less noise looked more like 30% added suppression, especially of microcontrast, and Fuji don't provide an option to switch their pre-RAW noise cancellation (X-wax engine) entirely off, not even on their X system cameras.No. I recently snagged an X-20, and used it for the second half of SiJ. I like the optical viewfinder. I started in the X-world with an X-10 and the -20 is a logical progression; the -30 isn't.
I read some interesting reviews of the X30 of Streetshooter's blog which made me want to try one out, but so far the relatively high initial pricing has been a factor.
But there is one thing I'm curious about: a number of initial publicity releases from Fujifilm and early reviews stated that the X30 has no "lo pass" filter (aka AA filter). So this is a two-part question -
1. is this true? does it not have an optical/lo-pass/AA filter?
2. I remember reading, ages ago, that one of the big improvements of the X20 over the previous X10 was the deletion of the optical/low-pass filter in the X20. That seemed like a big deal at the time, especially in terms of sharpness and image quality. Am I missing something - or were or are there other similar tweaks which distinguish the X30 from its previous sibling?
I think that the X-Trans colour array provides a means of suppressing moiré which allowed the AA-filter to be removed.
That's exactly the case and the entire reason for Fuji's X-Trans technology. Some people don't like it, claiming "muddy" details in things like leaves and grass, etc. I'm not doubting them. But unless I'm pixel-peeping I don't find it to be an issue.
Have to admit I don't understand any of this stuff. I shoot RAW & Jpeg but really only work with Jpegs.
I suppose if I practiced more with Silkypix I'd have a bit more understanding Yes? No?
I wish all camera manufacturers looked at the X30 when designing a high end compact. It's just incredible.
Yeah it's a bit on the heavier side and the EVF should be on the side like the X-E2 but other than that, it's an absolute pleasure to use. I prefer manually zooming my lenses and I just connect with the camera.
The Sony RX100 and Canon G7X is better on paper but I don't get the joy that I get with the X30.
Excellent JPEGs, usable ISO 800. Great battery life.
I'd like Fujifilm to work on their video mode and release a new sensor especially with the X40.