Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70 front
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16.0) lens
  • 340g - 113 x 64 x 44mm
  • Launched January 2016
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Fujifilm X70 overview

Fujifilm X70 is FujiFilm's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on January of 2016. The camera includes a 16MP, CMOS X-TRANS II APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4896 x 3264.

The Fujifilm X70 is scored #15 out of 65 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all around #211 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Below is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X70 history

The Fujifilm X70 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete list below.

Fujifilm X70 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm X70 based on factors that are usually viewed as necessary in a digital camera.

built-in touchscreen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has built in flash
has manual focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic port
includes HDMI port
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
nice clear screen (1,040 thousand dot)
offers focus by touch
saves RAW formats
screen is selfie friendly
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
supports face detection autofocus
supports tracking autofocus
tilting screen
can't change focal length (28mm)
doesn't have headphone port
does not have image stabilization
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm X70 Sensor information

The Fujifilm X70 features the EXR Processor II processor. The sensor measurement in the Fujifilm X70 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4896 x 3264 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 6400. The ISO can also be extended digitally to 100 - 51200. RAW photos are supported which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below shows the Fujifilm X70's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm X70 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X70 dimensions

Fujifilm X70 weighs in at 0.75 lb (340g / 11.99 ounces) and features external dimensions of 113mm x 64mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 396g so the Fujifilm X70 is lighter as compared to other rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Fujifilm X70 next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm X70 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button design on the Fujifilm X70.

Fujifilm X70 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X70 Lens information

The Fujifilm X70 has a built in lens offering a constant focal length of 28mm meaning that you do not have the ability to zoom.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.8 which is rather sluggish and not good in low light occasions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy images.

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Fujifilm X70 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X70 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Some apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.

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Fujifilm X70 Video information

The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm X70 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance in video quality versus file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to crop. Although the body comes with a mic jack, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone jack which means that you will not have the option to check your sound levels.

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Fujifilm X70 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Fujifilm X70 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X70 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X70 includes a 3 inch tilting display having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group shots when required. Additionally the display is touch friendly which means that you will be able to change focus point as well as change settings with your fingers.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm X70 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.

Fujifilm X70 Shutter information

Fujifilm X70 has the capability to shoot continuously at 8.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter could produce "rolling shutter" under some situations.

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Fujifilm X70 Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm X70 has got both built-in flash plus external flash ability.

Fujifilm X70 Autofocusing information

Fujifilm X70 has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.

The AF system includes 77 focus points to pick from. Fujifilm X70 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change focus points. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Fujifilm X70 boasts manual focusing in case it is needed in low light or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.

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Fujifilm X70 Battery life

The battery (NP-95) on the Fujifilm X70 is fashioned to last for 330 clicks with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it about the same as its competitors. The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the highest possible (450) battery life in this group of cameras.

Here is a list of Large Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:

Fujifilm X70 for varying kinds of photography

The following chart shows a analysis of the Fujifilm X70 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm X70 Portrait photography details

The Fujifilm X70 receives a rating of 76 which is superb, meaning that it is a wonderful pick for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the ability to use off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
saves RAW formats

Fujifilm X70 as a Street photography camera

With a terrific score of 78, the Fujifilm X70 is a awesome pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
provides focus by touch
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X70 as a Sports photography camera

A nice sports photography points total of 65 means the Fujifilm X70 is a fine pick for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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silent shutter (1/32,000s)
decent MP (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
can't change focal length (28mm)
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X70 as a Travel photography camera

Size is really important when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm X70 gets a great 78 as a travelling camera which is a outstanding fit to take with you on your holidays.

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boasts focus by touch
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Fujifilm X70 Landscape photography details

If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X70 and it's reasonable rating of 60 for a landscape camera is relatively adequate within the current market.

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focusing manually
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X70 Vlogging features

A vlogging camera should really have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm X70 is a fine pick for vlogging as it receives a nice rating of 74.

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display is selfie friendly
touch screen
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone port
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X70 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm X70, here is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall into the class of Large Sensor Compact.

The line chart down below will give you a summary of the Fujifilm X70 vs it's top ranking competitors shown above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may regard as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm X70
Large Sensor Compact
Body design
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28mm (1x)
Largest aperture
Crop factor
Range of screen
Screen size
3 inch
Resolution of screen
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
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
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed
1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
7.90 m (at ISO 1600 (5.5m at ISO 100))
Flash settings
Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro , Suppressed Flash, Commander
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
340g (0.75 lbs)
113 x 64 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7")
Battery life
330 photographs
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
Storage slots
Pricing at launch