Fujifilm XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70 front

Fujifilm XP70 summary

Fujifilm XP70 is FujiFilm's Waterproof digital camera originally introduced on January of 2014. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm brought out this model to update the earlier Fujifilm XP60 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently brought out the fresher Fujifilm XP80 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.

The XP70 is placed #28 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #714 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal requirements.

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Below is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm XP70 history

The Fujifilm XP70 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can see all older and latest models as well as important specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP130
XP70 vs XP130
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
XP70 vs XP120
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
XP70 vs XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
XP70 vs XP80
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP7028-140mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP70 vs XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
XP70 vs XP200
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
XP70 vs XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
XP70 vs XP150
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP70 vs XP30
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP10
XP70 vs XP10
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Fujifilm XP70 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm XP70 based on aspects that are oftentimes considered useful in a digital camera.

built in zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
comes with face detect autofocus
comes with tracking focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
great minimum ISO (100)
has built in flash
has HDMI out
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
reasonably wide (28mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
weather proof
does not have a selfie friendly screen
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect autofocus
has no RAW format
low battery pack (210 shots)
low resolution screen (460 thousand dots)
manual focus not available
max zoom aperture not good (f4.9)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no headphone support
no manual control
no microphone support
no moving screen
no shutter priority
no Timelapse function
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm XP70 Sensor specifications

The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm XP70 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the XP70's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The XP70 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP70 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP70 dimensions

Fujifilm XP70 weighs 0.39 pounds (179 grams / 6.31 ounces) & has outside size of 104mm x 67mm x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Fujifilm XP70 is very much the same when compared with other rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Fujifilm XP70 beside a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix XP70 dimensions scale

The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the XP70.

Fujifilm FinePix XP70 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP70 Lens specifications

The XP70 comes with a fixed lens providing a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't exceptional nevertheless it will be very helpful in a few circumstances.

At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.9 which will be rather slow and not the best for low light circumstances and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You will also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy shots. Towards the tele end, 140mm comes with f4.9 which is pretty slow and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP70 Connectivity

The XP70 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and usually alter settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Several applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm XP70 Video specifications

The max video resolution on the Fujifilm XP70 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance in video quality versus file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone port which means you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at another camera should you need good sound for your videos.

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Fujifilm XP70 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP70 provides weather proofing making it a great candidate for use in challenging conditions. This can be particularly valuable when you are uncertain about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP70 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP70 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Please note that the display has no touch support.

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The View Finder specs for Fujifilm XP70 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are quite helpful.

Fujifilm XP70 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm XP70 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm XP70 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm XP70 comes with only inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.

Fujifilm XP70 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm XP70 comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection which is valuable for portraits.

It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Fujifilm XP70 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful in low light occasions or you require more exact control on focus.

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Fujifilm XP70 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-45S) for the Fujifilm XP70 is made to last for 210 photographs based on the CIPA standards which is less compared to it's competition. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the maximum (380) battery life in this type of cameras.

Here is a number of Waterproof cameras that have the best battery life:

Fujifilm XP70 for different forms of photography

The following chart indicates a summary of the Fujifilm XP70 for different forms of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.

Fujifilm XP70 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm XP70 has a points total of 36 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the option to use external lighting.

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good resolution (16MP)
includes face detect focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Street photography with Fujifilm XP70

Having a very good score of 63, the Fujifilm XP70 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm XP70 Sports photography details

A modest sports photography points total of 46 indicates the Fujifilm XP70 is relatively suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (210 shots)
has no phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm XP70 Travel photography advice

Weight is super important in choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm XP70 gets a above average 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine option for your trips.

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environment proof
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
low battery (210 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)

Fujifilm XP70 Landscape photography highlights

For anybody planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP70 and it's terrible rating of 41 as a landscape camera is just not very good amongst its competitors.

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decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
environment sealing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
not so great battery (210 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse mode

Fujifilm XP70 Vlogging info

A vlogging camera really should posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Fujifilm XP70 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible rating of 34.

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pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have mic support

Fujifilm XP70 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the XP70, below is a range of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Waterproof.

The diagram followed below offers you a summary of the XP70 versus it's highest rated rivals mentioned earlier.

Following are additional cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix XP70
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inches
Screen resolution
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, forced flash, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p/60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution
Video format
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
179 gr (0.39 pounds)
104 x 67 x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0")
Battery life
210 photos
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
Launch price