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

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm³ (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 574g (18.5 oz.)

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

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II sensor area comparison

Advantage: Fujifilm X-T30

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

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

OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II (0.74x)

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

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 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T30 a better choice

X-T30

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1020.30
Auto Focus points (4)425121
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)383g
(12.4 oz.)
574g
(18.5 oz.)
More portable (2)459cm³
(29 cu.in.)
840cm³
(53 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 lower weight than the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the more compact size.

The X-T30 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

X-T30

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)815
Better sensibility (4)200 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)380440
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the X-T30: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 21 points for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T30

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T30

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

20
21

We advise to choose the newest model: Fujifilm X-T30.

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