Fujifilm X70 Review

Overall 45
Imaging 13
Features 54
Size 82
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS II sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 113 x 64 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 340 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm X70 Summary

This review is devoted to X70 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 15, 2016. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #117 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #337 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X70 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X70 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 77
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 330 shots

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X70 With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X70. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70 has the following external dimensions 113 x 113 x 44 mm (44.49 x 25.2 x 17.32″) with the weight of 340 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Fujifilm X70, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X70 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 44mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X70 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X70 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X70 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X70 — 330 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X70 — 44 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X70 — 340 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X70 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X70 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X70 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X70 comes with EXR Processor II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X70 has the following ISO range 200 - 6400 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm X70 features a 16.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm X70 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X70 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X70

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X70 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X70 are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

X70 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X70 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 77 points.

In addition, X70 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X70, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X70 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X70 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

X70 comes with an embedded built-in microphone but no speaker.

In addition, Fujifilm X70 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X70 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X70 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X70 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X70 provides a shooting life of 330, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.

Compared to all models in the Large Sensor Compact category, Fujifilm X70 offers the highest battery life that reaches 330 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X70 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X70’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X70’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X70 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X70 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X70 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 70. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X70 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X70 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X70 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X70 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (113 x 64 x 44 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X70 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X70 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X70 can be called a 69 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (77)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (330 shots)

Fujifilm X70 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X70 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X70 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm X70 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X70 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X70 can be called a 76 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm X70 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X70
Announced Jan 15, 2016
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7.9
Flash Modes Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Suppressed Flash, Commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3264
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 77
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 340 g
Physical Dimensions 113 x 64 x 44 mm
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type 330 shots
Battery Model NP-95
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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