Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30

At least one reviewer had a Sony a6400 on hand while testing the new Fujifilm X-T30 and he decided to compare the pair pretty in depth. The Sony a6400 beat the Fujifilm X-T30 in AF hands down, but shockingly the reviewer calls it a tie.

Sony a6400:

  • 24.2MP
  • Identical ISO performance up to 6400 ISO
  • Both Struggle to focus at 1600 ISO and beyond
  • Sony had an AF advantage because the model can go in and out of the frame without losing lock
  • Sony has digital stability via steady shot when filming
  • Bad rolling shutter during video
  • Sony’s colors are all over the place and need some tweaking
  • Sony’s skin tones are a bit flat and lacking detail
  • One handed shooting ergonomics
  • a6400 has bad controls but feels secure in your hand
  • Centered tripod mount that doesn’t block the battery
  • Forward facing LCD screen that flips up, which can be obscured
  • Not great for vlogging
  • No record time max so record until your battery dies or SD card fills
  • The overheating issue seems to be fixed
  • No audio out
  • Inferior video to Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30:

  • 26.1MP
  • Identical ISO performance up to 6400 ISO
  • Both Struggle to focus at 1600 ISO and beyond
  • Fujifilm X-T30 forgets its AF subject if it leaves the frame
  • Fujifilm just has OIS while filming
  • No rolling shutter when recording video
  • Fujifilm has better color and gradients
  • Great skin tons with lots of detail
  • No real grip for one-handed shooting
  • X-T30 has better physical controls but doesn’t feel secure in your hand
  • Bad location of the tripod mount
  • No forward facing LCD
  • vlogging might be hard without a forward facing screen
  • Exchanged the h.265 encoding from the X-T3 and reduced the top compression level to 200mps h.264 and reduced the recording time for 4k to 10 minutes and 15 minutes for 1080p.
  • Can get 4:2:2 unlimited recording time to an external recorder
  • Audio out USB-C so USB-C headphones or dongle
  • Audio in is 2.5 and there is an adapter to go from 2.5 to 3.5
  • Superior video quality to the a6400
  • The better menu system, but comes down to preference

Both are an incredible value and you really should try them out in person if you can with a test SD card in a store.

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Sony a6400: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T30: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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