Best Expert Compact Camera
Photographers want a compact camera for a day trip or casual vacation photography that still delivers features they expect and high-quality images. Compact (118x71x 60mm—4.7x2.8x2.4 inches) and lightweight (423g—14.9 oz), the X30 contains a 12MP 2/3-ich X-Trans CMOS II sensor for Raw and JPEG stills and MOV format video with stereo sound. The Fujinon 4X zoom (equivalent 28-112mm) only changes by one stop from wide to telephoto settings (f/2-2.8) and offers an f/11 minimum aperture. Shutter speeds top out at 1/4000 second and ISO ratings go as high as 12,800. Frame rates of 12 per second can be achieved, plus image stabilization is built in. A 2.36M-dot resolution EVF is dubbed a “real time” viewfinder with a 0.005 second display lag time.