Ok, enough of talking / mumbling / complaining / praising. Is time to share some pictures and see how well the camera does in real action. Overall, the ISO capability of the camera is acceptable, given it’s fairly small sensor size. Picture is fairly usable up to ISO800, while ISO1600 is still considered ok depends on the scene and other factors.
My general settings are noise reduction “-1” so you may find a hair bit of more noise in my pictures, but at the same time a hair bit of more detail without over processing by the in camera noise reduction. Shooting in Classic Chrome for most of the shot, so you can get a rough idea what works and what doesn’t with this new film simulation. All pictures are straight out of camera JPEG. Some pictures are tweaked a little on highlight and shadow / cropping in Lightroom 5. Otherwise, it’s generally the performance and capability of the camera itself.
Here’s a test shot for long exposure. The living room was almost pitch black, with only a little light shining through the glass door when I shot this (around 6.30-6.45am if I recall). In camera long exposure noise reduction was turned ON. The result is quite clean.
The Auto White Balance of Fujifilm is pretty good, but still, there are times when it just couldn’t get it right no matter how hard you try. Classic Chrome film simulation is a nice addition, but not a deal breaker as it’s not really an easy to use simulation. You need some good light or condition in order to make the most out of it. I’ll try to add in more pictures into my flickr set from time to time, I’ll try to shoot some other subjects such as landscape, low light, long exposure and etc. so you will get a fairly good idea on how well the camera can actually perform. I’ll try to create other post as well for those new shots taken.
A User Review of Fujifilm X30 – Part 1: Introduction
A User Review of Fujifilm X30 – Part 2: On the Outside
A User Review of Fujifilm X30 – Part 3: On the Inside
A User Review of Fujifilm X30 – Part 4: Sample Shots
A User Review of Fujifilm X30 – Part 5: Final Words