Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a7S III

This is a full comparison between the cameras Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony a7S III. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Fujifilm X-T30 is manufacturered by Fujifilm but Sony a7S III is from Sony. Both Fujifilm and Sony are well known brands though.

Fujifilm X-T30 were released 2019 and Sony a7S III was released 2020. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Fujifilm X-T30 2019
Sony a7S III 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Fujifilm X-T30 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor while Sony a7S III has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Fujifilm X-T30 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Sony a7S III 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Fujifilm X-T30 has a 26 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony a7S III has 12 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Fujifilm X-T30 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160
Sony a7S III 12 MP
12007680 pixels
4240 x 2832

Fujifilm X-T30 has a 116 % larger resolution than Sony a7S III. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony a7S III has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-T30. Sony a7S III has an ISO range that stretches from 80 to 102400 while Fujifilm X-T30 has 160 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Fujifilm X-T30 160-12800
Sony a7S III 80-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-T30
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a7S III

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Fujifilm X-T30 can shoot up to 30 pictures per seconds and Sony a7S III can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Fujifilm X-T30 30
Sony a7S III 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony a7S III can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony a7S III weighs 699 gr (equal to 1.54 lb) which is 83% heavier than Fujifilm X-T30 and its 383 gr (or 0.84 lb).

Camera Weight
Fujifilm X-T30 383 gr
0.84 lb
Sony a7S III 699 gr
1.54 lb

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony a7S III Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony a7S III, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Name Fujifilm X-T30 Sony a7S III
Manufacturer Fujifilm Sony
Release Date and Price
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Release Year 2019 2020
Release Date 2019-02-14 2020-07-28
MSRP 899 USD 3499 USD
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Camera Type
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 6240 x 4160 pixels 4240 x 2832 pixels
Megapixels 26 MP 12 MP
Image Processor X-Processor 4 Bionz XR
Image
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
ISO Range 160 - 12800 80 - 102400
White Balance Presets 7 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 5.5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 425 759
Lens Mount Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1440000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.) 0.91x
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 9440000
Photography features
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Frames per second 30 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 5 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
H.265
XAVC-S
XAVC-HS
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2)
Yes
Built-in (802.11ac (dual band) + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via wired remote or smartphone) Yes (wireless or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony a7S III
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & Charger
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 380 shots 600 shots
Width 118 mm 129 mm
Height 83 mm 97 mm
Depth 47 mm 81 mm
Weight 383 gram 699 gram