And the fun stops there, unfortunately! Other impressive additions to the X-T30 II are what’s missing. This is why we see it more like a mini version of its predecessor – with some minor tweaks – rather than a whole new and improved camera.
Those missing enhancements put the X-T30 II more on par with its siblings (like the X-T4 or X-S10) rather than being a better, new generation camera.
So, what could have been done? Well, we were hoping for a few more advanced features. For example, it would have been nice to see dual card slots and in-body image stabilization (IBIS), even though its price point (or even its size) might make that not feasible.
If you’re wondering why Fujifilm didn’t just offer a firmware update to the T30, it’s a great question. Fujifilm has told various outlets that it wouldn’t have been possible to the X-T30 II’s firmware on the X-T30.
The two cameras share the same sensor and processor. However, the X-T30 II’s RAM and circuitry allow for certain enhancements, like the autofocus.