The number of phase detection pixels in the sensor has been increased to 2.16 million and the phase detection AF area covers the entire frame (approx. 100%), enabling fast and accurate autofocusing. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been also expanded from +0.5EV in the previous-generation camera systems to -3.0EV.
Six AF Modes
AF modes available are “Single Point AF” for prioritizing focus on a single chosen point, “Zone AF” suitable for a moving subject, and “Wide / Tracking AF.” Each of them can be combined with the AF-S and AF-C modes to create six AF patterns in total.
AF-S + Single Point
Basic AF mode for focusing on a single chosen point in a subject
AF-S + Zone
Capturing a moving subject in a large AF area
AF-S + Wide
Automatically capturing a subject that makes unpredictable movements across the frame
AF-C + Zone
Capturing a subject that makes a linear movement
AF-S + Wide
Tracking a subject that makes less-challenging movements that can be followed manually hand-held
AF-C + Tracking
Automatically tracking a subject that moves across the frame
Mechanical Shutter and Electronic Shutter
The FUJIFILM X-T30 can shoot continuously at up to 8.0fps in full resolution when using the mechanical shutter, and offers the Sport Viewfinder mode, which shoots pictures within a cropped area representing approx. 16.6 megapixels (1.25x crop), marked within the viewfinder view, so that you can check the movements of a subject even before it comes into the shooting frame. By using the electronic shutter, the FUJIFILM X-T30 supports blackout-free high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30fps*1. When the electronic shutter is selected, you can also choose the Silent mode.
"Face- and eye-detection AF" for better portrait photographs
The tracking performance of the “Face- and Eye-detection AF” is twice as good as previous models. The FUJIFILM X-T30 maintains accurate focus on people from the front or side in scenes which were notoriously difficult to track. The eye-detection AF is also supported in the AF-C mode, focus-tracking subject’s eyes in portraiture that involves movements. The eye-detection AF can be configured to priority-focus on either right or left eye or the eye closest to the camera. It is a powerful tool in portrait photography, which demands focus accuracy with a shallow depth of field.
"Face Select" function to make sure to capture an important subject
When there are multiple faces within the frame, you can select a specific person on the touchscreen panel or with the Focus Lever so that autofocus and exposure settings are optimized for the subject. “Face Select” is a perfect tool when shooting commemorative photos or shooting a specific person in a large crowd in sports or other events.