Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Specs

X-T30

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 383g (12.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T30

OM-D E-M1

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.14 x 93.5 x 63.1mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.5")
  • 497g (16.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: X-T30 and OM-D E-M1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T30

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M1: Viewfinder

X-T30 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.62x.

OM-D E-M1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X-T30 (0.62x)

OM-D E-M1 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X-T30Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T30 a better choice

X-T30

OM-D E-M1

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.30
Auto Focus points (4)42581
Built-in flash (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)380350
Weighs less (2)383g
(12.4 oz.)
497g
(16.0 oz.)
More portable (2)459cm³
(29 cu.in.)
768cm³
(48 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T30 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the built-in flash, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M1: the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1 and the more compact size.

The X-T30 scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1

X-T30

OM-D E-M1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Better sensibility (4)200 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Image stabilizer (3)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 14 points for the OM-D E-M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T30

OM-D E-M1

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T30 and OM-D E-M1

X-T30 und OM-D E-M1, front viewX-T30 und OM-D E-M1, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T30 und OM-D E-M1, view from aboveX-T30 und OM-D E-M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T30

Olympus OM-D E-M1

25
14

We recommend Fujifilm X-T30 as better choice.

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