LCD and Viewfinder
Fujifilm XP30 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
XP30 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Fujifilm XP30 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately XP30 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Fujifilm XP30 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Fujifilm XP30, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
XP30 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Fujifilm XP30 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Fujifilm XP30 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Fujifilm XP30 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Fujifilm XP30 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend XP30 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Fujifilm XP30 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Fujifilm XP30 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Fujifilm XP30 is $239.95