Inputs and Outputs Notes
5x Zoom Lens: The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is equipped with an f/3.9-4.9 Fujinon lens with a
5x optical zoom. It has a focal length of 28-140mm (35mm equivalent). Combined
with the digital zoom of 6.8x, the total zoom is 34x.
The XP30 has a 2.7" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots and approximately 96% horizontal
and vertical coverage in the shooting mode.
Rugged Build Quality: The XP30 features a rugged build
quality that meets standards for water, dust, and shock resistance (through
in-house testing). It complies with JIS Class 8 water resistance (to 16.5 feet,
up to 120 minutes), and JIS Class
6 (IP68) dust resistance standards. It has also passed Fujifilm drop tests,
surviving a drop from a height of 4.9' onto 2" thick plywood (compliant with
MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock). The camera is also freeze-proof to 14°F.
GPS: The camera has a built-in GPS receiver, which allows
you to record GPS data with your photographs. During shooting, GPS data is
displayed in the monitor, including the current location by place name or its
coordinates. During playback, pictures for which GPS data exists are indicated
by a GPS icon, and the data is displayed for a few seconds. The GPS feature can
be used in Geo-tagging, Photo Navigation, and Route Tracking Logs. You can use
the GPS data with both Google Maps and Microsoft Earth.
Note: Because GPS data is received from overhead satellites, you must be
in an outdoor location with relatively few obstructions in order for the GPS
to work properly.
The FinePix XP30 features a 1/2.3-inch, square-pixel CCD image sensor with
14.2-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Still images and movies
can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The XP30 also has an internal memory of approximately
10 MB to allow you to store a few more
images in case your memory card is full.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix XP30 records still images in JPEG
format in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect
ratios in three sizes:
|4:3 Aspect Ratio ||16:9 Aspect Ratio |
|L: 4320 x 3240 |
M: 3072 x 2304
S: 2048 x 1536
|L: 4320 x 2432 |
M: 3072 x 1728
S: 1920 x 1080
HD/SD Movies: The XP30 can record high definition
(1280 x 720, 16:9) and standard definition (640 x 480, 4:3) movies are recorded in Motion JPEG (AVI)
at 30 frames per second (fps) with mono audio. Individual movies files cannot exceed 2 GB in size, regardless of
the capacity of the memory card. A Class 4 SD memory card or higher is
recommended when shooting HD movies.
Shooting Modes: You can set the camera to suit your level and
style of photography. The shooting mode choices include:
- Scene Recognition Auto: A point and shoot mode in which the
camera automatically adjusts settings to suit the scene: portrait,
landscape, night, macro, backlit portrait, and night portrait. Intelligent Face
Detection is turned on automatically in this mode, and the camera
continuously adjusts focus on a face, or in the center area of the monitor.
- Auto: A point and shoot mode recommended for first time users of
- Program AE: The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture
according to shooting conditions.
- Natural & Flash: To help ensure good results, the camera takes
two shots: one without the flash to preserve natural lighting, followed
immediately by a second shot with the flash.
- Natural Light: Lets you capture natural light indoors, under low
light, or where the flash cannot be used. The flash is turned off and the
sensitivity is raised to reduce blur.
- Portrait: choose for portraits
- Portrait Enhancer: provides a smooth skin effect when shooting portraits
- Landscape: for daylight shots of buildings and landscapes
- Motion Panorama: lets you take up to three pictures and join them
together to form a panorama.
- Sport: for photographing moving subjects
- Night: for poorly lit twilight or night scenes
- Night (Tripod): for slow shutter speeds when shooting at night
- Sunset: to record the vivid colors of sunrises and sunsets
- Snow: for capturing the brightness of scenes dominated by white snow
- Beach: for capturing the brightness of sunlit beaches
- Underwater: for taking photographs underwater
- Underwater Wide: for wide angle underwater shots
- Underwater Macro: for underwater closeups of small objects
- Party: for shooting in low-light conditions with background lighting
- Flower: for vivid closeups of flowers
- Text: for clear pictures of text or drawings.
Intelligent Face Detection: When Face Detection is On,
the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the
focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will
prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits
or self portraits. Intelligent Face Detection also offers a red-eye removal
option for removing the red-eye effects caused by the flash.
Digital Image Stabilization (Digital IS): When shooting in a poorly lit area, any degree
of camera shake can cause blurry pictures. In this case, the Digital Image
Stabilization can be activated to reduce the effect of the camera
shake. You can choose whether the image stabilization is performed at all times
(Continuous) when the camera is in the shooting mode, or only when the shutter
button is pressed halfway (Shooting Only). Digital IS can be turned off when
using a tripod.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200. The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, and Incandescent light.
Auto Exposure: The Finepix XP30 automatically sets the aperture and shutter speed
according to the shooting conditions. The shutter speed can range from 1/4
second to 1/2000 second in the Auto Mode, and 4 seconds to 1/2000 in other
modes. The aperture can range from f/3.9 to f/6.2 in wide angle and f/4.9 to
Exposure Compensation: You
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in the Program AE shooting mode only.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of
pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. The camera takes up to three
pictures while the shutter button is pressed at a rate of up to 0.8 frames per
second. Focus and exposure are determined by the first frame, and the flash is
turned off automatically.
camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. In addition,
you can take pictures of yourself with others using the Couple Timer or Group
Timer. With the Couple Timer, the camera starts the timer when it detects two
portrait subjects close together. You can also vary the proximity of the two
persons (near, close-up, super close-up). When the Group Timer is used, the
camera starts the timer when the selected number of portrait subjects (1-4) is
Auto Focus: In most cases, the XP30 uses contrast-detection TTL (through the lens) Auto Focusing.
You can choose between two AF Modes: Center and Tracking. In the Scene Recognition mode, the camera continuously focuses on the
subject(s) in the frame, increasing the drain on the battery.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.9'
to infinity (wide angle) and 3.2' to infinity (telephoto). In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 3.5" to 2.6' (wide angle) and 0.6' to 2.6'
Flash Modes: The
FinePix XP30 has a built-in flash with an effective range of 2.2' to
10.1' (wide angle), 2.2' to 8.8' (telephoto), and 0.9' to 2.6' (macro). Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
- Fill Flash:
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Synchro:
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
- Flash Off: You can close the pop-up flash when flash
photography is prohibited, or to capture natural lighting under dim light.
The XP30 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following
frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search
pictures by the following criteria:
- Date: Viewing images by date makes it easy to locate specific
events or occasions.
- GPS Location Name: Search for photos alphabetically by location
- Face: Portraits can be selected based on composition: groups,
couples, or solo portraits.
- Favorites: Search for photos by rating
- Scene: Pictures shot in Auto or SR Auto modes can be replayed
according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, or macro.
- Type: You can easily search your pictures according to the type
of photos: still photos, edited images, or movie footage.
- Upload Mark: Search for pictures selected for upload to
a specified destination.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio
of 4:3, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select
"Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. You can select normal playback, or with a Fade, Slide, or Wipe transition.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix XP30 is powered by the supplied NP-45 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
A fully-charged NP-45 is good for approximately 180 shots. The supplied BC-45B
battery charger will charge an NP-45 battery in about 120 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
and Outputs Notes
USB Multi-Connector: The FinePix XP30 features a single proprietary jack for
connecting either the supplied USB
cable or an optional A/V cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your
computer via USB, or view your photos on a TV. With the optional HDP-L1 HD
Player, still pictures and movies on an SD or SDHC card can be viewed on an HDTV.
(SDXC cards are not compatible with the HDP-L1.)
Note: The video output can be set to
NTSC or PAL. SECAM is not supported.
System Requirements: The
FinePix XP30 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 2.1 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have the following minimum
|Requirements for MyFinePix
Studio (Windows) |
|Operating System ||Windows 7 / Windows Vista ||Windows XP |
|CPU ||3 GHz Pentium 4 or better ||2 GHz Pentium 4 or better |
|RAM ||1 GB or more ||512 MB |
|Free Disk Space ||15 GB or more ||2 GB or more |
|Display ||1024 x 768 pixels or more with 24-bit color or
A graphics processing unit that supports DirectX 7 or later
|Other ||Built-in USB port |
Internet connection (broadband recommended) required to intall
.NET Framework (if necessary), to use auto update feature, and
when performing such tasks as sharing pictures online or via
|Requirements for FinePix
Viewer (Macintosh) |
|CPU ||Power PC or Intel |
|Operating System ||Pre-installed versions of Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 - 10.6 |
|RAM ||256 MB or more |
|Free Disk Space ||A minimum of 200 MB required for installation with 400
MB available when FinePix viewer is running. |
|Display ||800 x 600 pixels or more with thousands of colors or
|Other ||Built-in USB port |
Number of Storable Images: The approximate number of
images you can store on the internal 10 MB memory or an
inserted SD/SDHC/SCXC memory card is as follows:
|Image Size ||Internal Memory |
|2 GB SDHC ||4 GB SDHC ||8 GB SDHC |
|Fine ||Normal ||Fine ||Normal ||Fine ||Normal ||Fine ||Normal |
|Large 4:3 ||1 ||2 ||320 ||550 ||640 ||1100 ||1290 ||2210 |
|Large 16:9 ||2 ||3 ||410 ||780 ||830 ||1570 ||1680 ||3160 |
|Medium 4:3 ||3 ||5 ||630 ||1100 ||1260 ||2200 ||2540 ||4420 |
|Medium 16:9 ||3 ||7 ||820 ||1540 ||1640 ||3090 ||3290 ||6200 |
|Small 4:3 ||6 ||11 ||1420 ||2350 ||2860 ||4710 ||5740 ||9450 |
|Small 16:9 ||9 ||13 ||2070 ||2830 ||4150 ||5680 ||8330 ||11400 |
Amount of Movie Recording Time: The approximate
amount of total recording time you can store on the internal 10 MB memory or
an inserted SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card is as follows:
|Movie Size |
|Internal Memory |
|2 GB SDHC ||4 GB SDHC ||8 GB SDHC |
|HD 1280 |
1280 x 720
|1 sec ||11 min ||24 min ||48 min |
640 x 480
|6 sec ||28 min ||58 min ||116 min |