Here's the Fujifilm X-T30 with the higher-priced 18-55mm kit lens, not the more budget-friendly and slower 15-45mm power zoom.
A nice change from black and silver
The new Charcoal Silver model, which we didn't get a chance to see in person.
The front looks the same as its predecessor, the X-T20.
Not a kit lens
Though announced at the same time, Fujifilm doesn't offer a kit with the new 16mm f2.8 prime.
There are two major changes to back: the replacing of the 4-way navigation pad with the joysticklike Focus Lever and the reshaping of the thumb rest, which now has the Quick Menu button. The lever is fine, but it's very easy to hit the Q button by accident.
The layout of the switches and dials on the top remains the same as on the X-T20.
Top controls redux
As with the X-T20, a switch lets you easily move from manual and semimanual to full auto.
As on the X-T20, a drive mode dial and pop-up flash lever sit on the left shoulder.
Fujifilm updated it to be more responsive.
This hasn't moved, but I always find this an awkward location for the front dial -- my finger doesn't fall naturally anywhere near it.
The design of the flash when not in use flows seamlessly into the body.
The shallow grip doesn't allow for a good balance when using the heavy-ish glass-filled 18-55mm kit lens.
The new LCD is slightly thinner than the previous version.