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Fujifilm X70 review

March 16, 2016

Overall Rating:

4.5

Fujifilm X70


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Price as Reviewed:

£549.00

With a rich heritage, the X70 from Fujifilm has a lot going for it. Phil Hall sees if it can live up to expectations

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Fujifilm X70 review – LCD Display

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In an effort to make the X70 as pocketable as possible, it lacks the clever hybrid viewfinder that graced the X100 series of cameras. Instead, the X70 is the first Fujifilm X-series camera to feature a tilting touchscreen LCD. The 3in display has a resolution of 1,040K-dots and can tilt round 180°. Perfect for the selfie-addicted out there, but this does seem to jar a little too much with the ethos of this as a photographer’s camera. It still has its uses, though, such as shooting from the hip at waist level – especially when used in conjunction to with the touchscreen to trigger the shutter for stealth street photography.

If you can’t live without a viewfinder, though, then the optional VF-X21 optical viewfinder (£149) slots into the hotshoe on the top of the camera.

  • Sensor: 16.3MP, APS-C X-Trans CMOS II
  • Output size: 4896 x 3264
  • Lens: 18.5mm f/2.8 (equivalent to 28mm)
  • Shutter speeds: 1/4,000sec-30secs (extended to 1/32,000sec), bulb up to 60mins
  • ISO: 100-51,200 (extended)
  • Exposure modes: PASM, Advanced SR Auto
  • Metering: Multi, Spot, Average
  • Exposure comp: ±3EV in 1/3 steps
  • Drive: 8fps
  • Movie: Full HD at 60fps
  • LCD: 3in, 1.04-million-dot tilt-angle touchscreen
  • Stabilisation: N/A
  • AF points: 77-point
  • Memory card: SDHC/SDXC
  • Dimensions: 112.5 x 64.4 x 44.4mm
  • Weight: 340g (with battery and card)

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