FujiFilm Z70

FujiFilm FinePix Z70 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-180mm (F4.0-4.8) lens
  • 124g - 91 x 57 x 20mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix Z71
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm Z70 overview

FujiFilm Z70 is FujiFilm's Ultracompact digital camera originally revealed on February of 2010. The camera has got a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is referred to as "FinePix Z71" in some regions.

The Z70 places at #132 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all-around #1216 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm Z70 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pros and cons of the FujiFilm Z70 based on criterias that are oftentimes seen as essential in a digital camera.

above average min ISO (100)
built-in flash
good zoom range (36-180mm 5.0 x zoom)
offers tracking focus
can't use external flash
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have image stabilization
does not have mic socket
does not have Time Lapse mode
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW format
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
manual mode not possible
max zoom aperture not good (f4.8)
MP count low (12MP)
no moving screen
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen is small (2.7")
slow maximum aperture (f4.0)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
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FujiFilm Z70 Sensor specifications

The sensor spec on the FujiFilm Z70 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 12MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the Z70's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Z70 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm Z70 dimensions

FujiFilm Z70 weighs in at 0.27 lbs (124g / 4.37 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 91mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g and the FujiFilm Z70 is very similar compared with its competitors.

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Listed below is a photo of the FujiFilm Z70 with a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix Z70 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the Z70.

FujiFilm FinePix Z70 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm Z70 Lens specifications

The Z70 features a built in lens and it has a focal range of 36-180mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't outstanding however it would certainly be invaluable in some conditions.

At the widest 36mm, it has an aperture of f4.0 which will be kind of slow and not ideal for low light situations and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to increase the ISO setting causing noisy photos. On the tele end, 180mm comes at f4.8 making it very sluggish and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm Z70 Connectivity

The Z70 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer files and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Many applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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FujiFilm Z70 Video specifications

The highest video quality on the FujiFilm Z70 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should really go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you have little control over the sound. It is probably best to look at an alternative camera should you require decent sound for your videos.

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FujiFilm Z70 Weather Sealing

FujiFilm Z70 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.

FujiFilm Z70 Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm Z70 has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for FujiFilm Z70 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be very valuable.

FujiFilm Z70 Shutter specifications

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm Z70 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

FujiFilm Z70 has only built-in flash with missing external flash ability.

FujiFilm Z70 Autofocus specifications

FujiFilm Z70 has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing.

It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. FujiFilm Z70 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be useful during low light situations or you need to have more precise depth of field control.

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FujiFilm Z70 Battery life

The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the highest (320) battery life within this class of cameras.

Below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:

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FujiFilm Z70 for specific styles of photography

The following graph provides a analysis of the FujiFilm Z70 for specific styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.

FujiFilm Z70 as a Portrait photography camera

The FujiFilm Z70 receives a score of 21 which is dreadful, meaning that it is just not acceptable for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & potential to utilize off-camera flash.

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lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files

Street photography with FujiFilm Z70

With a moderate points total of 48, the FujiFilm Z70 is reasonably adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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fixed screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

FujiFilm Z70 as a Sports photography camera

A dreadful sports photography points total of 25 indicates the FujiFilm Z70 is just not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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provides tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm Z70 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is really critical in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the FujiFilm Z70 gets a reasonable 52 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suited to buy for your holidays.

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built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)

FujiFilm Z70 Landscape photography info

When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm Z70 at it's dreadful rating of 23 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable amongst it's rivals.

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lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f4.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
no image stabilization
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function

FujiFilm Z70 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm Z70 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a dreadful score of 22.

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wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone support

FujiFilm Z70 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the Z70, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall within the class of Ultracompact.

The line chart here shows you a bird's eye view of the Z70 versus it's top scored rivals shown earlier.

Following are additional cameras you might view as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix Z70
Otherwise known as
FinePix Z71
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-180mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
1/4 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
124g (0.27 pounds)
91 x 57 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC Internal
Card slots
Launch price