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The X70 was introduced by Fujifilm in January 2016. It belongs to the enthusiast Compacts category.
Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.
The X70 features a CMOS sensor in APS-C size that has an area of approximately 24 x 16 mm² (0.93" x 0.62").
This infographic compares the X70's sensor to other common formats:
(The 1-Euro coin used for scale has a diameter of 23.25mm, slightly smaller than a US quarter.)
The X70's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. That's roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.
The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
|Sensor area||23.60 x 15.80mm²|
(0.93" x 0.62")
|Resolution (physical)||16.30 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||16.30 megapixel|
|Pixel size||23.20 µm²|
The X70 has a built-in lens that can not be changed.
The wide-angle lens with a focal length of 28mm has a largest aperture of F2.8.
The X70 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The X70's shutter speeds range from 1/4000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/4000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The X70's sensitivity goes from 200 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||200 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||6400 ISO|
The X70 supports all common metering modes.
The Fujifilm will also allow spot metering, a must for challenging motives.
The X70's auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. with low contrast subjects).
Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The X70 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 8m (26 ft.). That range will work for most situations.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Fujifilm's hotshoe. Very useful for indirect flashes or for trigggering remote flashes.
The X70 features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.62 megapixel. A resonable value that will make it easy to evaluate images directly in-camera.
The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The X70's monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don't work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
When recording videos with the X70, the highest supported resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixel, in other words Full HD Video. 4K videos are not supported by the Fujifilm.
A connector for an external microphone is missing from the Fujifilm. A built-in mike will usually record everything in front and to the sides of the camera which is not always what the film maker wants. Internal microphones also tend to record camera sounds like focus beeps.
Videos with the Fujifilm X70 at a glance:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|...with frame rates||24 frames/second|
|CONNECTIVITY & WIRELESS|
The X70 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera.Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Fujifilm connects to your PC over USB 2.0.
The Fujifilm's connectivity at a glance:
What memory cards can be used with the Fujifilm X70?
The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards.
With an average image size of 8 megabytes (JPEG, fine) a 32 GByte memory card would hold up to 4000 images.
Supported memory cards at a glance:
Let's have a look at some other features of the Fujifilm X70. That's a bit of a letdown:
The X70 doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver. If you want to add coordinates to your photos, you'll have to do so in 3rd party software like Adobe Lightroom. However, with Wifi built-in, location data can also be added via a connected smartphone.
The X70 doesn't have a built-in stabilizer. It would be nice to have, nut is hardly a necessity with the fixed lens.
If you are into HDRs, the camera won't create those automatically. You will have to manually create image sequences and later assemble those sequnces in third-party software.
The X70 is not environmentally sealed against dust and moisture; keep that in mind in the rain and on the beach.
The Fujifilm's features in a handy table:
The Fujifilm X70 works with a NP-95 battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 330 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The X70's battery at a glance:
|Battery life||330 photos|
The Fujifilm X70's dimensions are 112.5 x 64.4 x 44.4mm³. (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 340 grams (11.0 oz.), lens included.
Front and top view of the X70 with dimensions:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The X70 is not much bigger:
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