Wide angle of view, compact size, X-Trans image quality, superb response, stunning style. The FUJIFILM X70 with its 18.5mm wide-angle lens is all you need to make your everyday shots dramatic. ...
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Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 79 owner reviews this Fujifilm digital camera has an overall owner rating of 85 out of 100.
Twenty-four Fujifilm X70 owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good looking. C.curtis said on Amazon “If you want a fun, beautiful constructed, easy to use camera that you can bring with you everywhere, buy this camera”. Crawfy74 mentioned on Amazon “Its a beautifully designed camera and shoots as well as it looks”. Dude said in their review of the Fujifilm X70 “Delivers pleasing files with beautiful tones, go for it!” .
One person thought the Fujifilm X70 was retro. J. Faulkner wrote in their Fujifilm X70 review on Amazon “I'm enjoying it more than my old RX100! The retro look is cool too!” and scored the product 5 stars. One Fujifilm X70 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was a good design. Joseph said on Amazon “Interesting design.” in his Fujifilm X70 review.
Good Quality Lens
Fifteen Fujifilm X70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. C.curtis wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X70 “Worth noting that this camera has a prime lens, if you are unfamiliar it might take some getting use to” . Frank wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens is incredibly sharp at f2.8” and gave the Fujifilm X70 a score of 5 stars. Jeremy Henderson wrote in his Fujifilm X70 review “You have to be someone to knows how to enjoy a fixed 28mm lens” and rated it 5 stars.
A number of Fujifilm X70 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. In January last year Anderson wrote on Amazon “The one thing the GR has over the X70 is snap focus”. Anderson also said “Snap focus is great and I was disappointed that Fuji didn’t implement something similar in the X70”. Anderson also said “Instead I’ve started zone focussing and using the excellent focus peaking”.
Five Fujifilm X70 reviewers considered that it had a good zoom. Joshua Rose wrote on Amazon “I love the pinch zoom when reviewing and touch for setting focus”. In January last year Rob73 gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Again very easy to select the zoom modes by turning the focus ring” in their review of this digital camera. S. Smith scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Shoots including a Panasonic TZ30 super zoom”.
Good Quality Pictures
A number of Fujifilm X70 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Anderson mentioned in his review on Amazon “The lens is great (obviously…it’s Fuji), so images are very sharp with great punchy colours”. C.curtis mentioned on Amazon “Perfection! The "bring everywhere/take amazing pictures/fall in love with fuji" camera” in their review of this digital camera. C.curtis also said “Let me note that I am not a professional photographer, I'm an advanced hobbits who loves taking pictures of the people I love”.
Some Fujifilm X70 reviewers thought the product had a good image sensor. Frank wrote in his review of the Fujifilm X70 on Amazon “The picture quality on the Fuji is better than the cropped sensor cannons in my opinion”. J. Faulkner mentioned on Amazon “The large sensor (APS-C) renders really sharp”. Relentless said on Amazon “Full APS-C sensor and a nice wide prime tacked into it”.
A number of Fujifilm X70 owners reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution. Last year Ian wrote on Amazon “The Ricoh GR really is unsurpassed for one-handed shooting.” in his Fujifilm X70 review. In January last year Joshua Rose wrote in his Fujifilm X70 review on Amazon “After shooting extensively with an A6000 it's SO nice to stay out of the software for making most adjustments”. Jss273nyc said in their review “Best of all its small and discreet, ideal for street shooting” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Some Fujifilm X70 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Cornblade mentioned in their review “Low light capabilities are great”. Last year Jamison Boyer said on Amazon “Great little camera perfect for street shooting, with great image quality in low light, fast responsive focusing” and scored the product 4 stars. Joshua Rose wrote on Amazon “16MP is perfect for low light! I would have been happy for 12 or 10 megapixels” in his review of the Fujifilm X70.
One person who bought this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range.
Some people said that the product was compact. Anderson rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Want a small, discreet 28mm compact” in his review. Ddub wrote “The X70 is worth a look if you're considering a high end compact and you like the hardware interface if dials for the most commonly used settings” in their review of this digital camera. Dude rated it as very good and wrote in their review on Amazon “On the other hand, if you get wicked excited about the thought of a fixed wide prime lens on a large sensor compact, then look no further”.
Several people who bought it wrote that it was easy to carry around. M. Brown mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Found it! Easy to carry it in a belt case just like I do my cell phone” . Mr. G. Bridgeman rated it as excellent and wrote “Easy to carry and pretty retro in its looks” in their review of the Fujifilm X70.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was thick. Kathy C. mentioned “No loose buttons or plasticky anything anywhere” in her Fujifilm X70 review.
Good Product Quality
Some customers considered that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X70 “I was expecting a better quality of pictures and decided to return it thanks to Amazon great policy”. Artur Ciesielski wrote in their Fujifilm X70 review “Image quality is great for what it is”. C.curtis mentioned on Amazon “I am addicted to image quality and love to share” and scored it very highly.
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Acceptable Noise Level
Several customers who reviewed it said that it was quiet. Anderson mentioned “You also get the silent electronic shutter capable of shooting up to 1/32000 of a second” and gave it an excellent review score. Anderson also mentioned “The standard leaf shutter is so quiet that 99% of the time I don’t think I’ll need to use it.”. Kathy C. she mentioned on Amazon last year “See details I never even noticed before! The autofocus is fast and relatively quiet (yes, there’s some noise.” in her Fujifilm X70 review.
Several Fujifilm X70 owners who purchased the product thought it was noisy. Frank gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review “The xtrans sensor is able to keep enough noise out at iso 1600 -3200 for my purposes in poorly lit areas”. Jeffpsy gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in January last year “The camera simply makes too much noise! Right off the bat while shooting video, I could hear the camera making odd clicks”.
Easy to Use
Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. C.curtis said in their review of the Fujifilm X70 on Amazon “This camera is FUN and easy to use”. Crawfy74 wrote on Amazon “Anyone giving it a one star review obviously has no idea of its strengths or how to use its functionality properly” in their Fujifilm X70 review. Ian wrote on Amazon “It is impossible to use or carry the camera without turning it on”.
A few Fujifilm X70 reviewers considered that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Leonard said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Without image stabilization how can most people be expected to hold a camera steady at shutter speeds of around 1/8th sec - typical indoor speeds? The result is blurred images”. Ryanpc mentioned on Amazon last year “I find it harder to maintain a comfortable grip while manipulating the control ring” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. In the same month S. Smith said on Amazon “After persevering I now feel really comfortable with the logic they follow” in their review.
Three people who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Joseph wrote on Amazon “Are much preferred over cycling through menus as you can be forced to do with other cameras” in his review of the Fujifilm X70. S. Smith rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X70 “Wanted to improve beyond full Auto settings (although still have decent Auto for those times you need it!”. S. Smith also mentioned “I found several websites that helped with some settings for Sharpness, Dynamic Range, Noise Reduction (NR) etc”.
Two people who purchased it said that it had a good experience. Dude said on Amazon last year “Using the control dials is a nice experience” in their review of this digital camera. Jimbo mentioned in the same month “Want a more modern experience you might want to consider the Ricoh or a Sony” in their review of the Fujifilm X70.
One Fujifilm X70 reviewer thought it was easy to setup. Last year S. Smith mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Fiddling with the X70 taking endless test shots to set up the camera in a way that works for me”.
Some Fujifilm X70 owners mentioned that it was well made. Fastguitars wrote “So, with the Fuji X70, you get a great build” in their Fujifilm X70 review. Ian said on Amazon “Usually Fuji cameras are very well built” but he only scored the product 60 out of 100. Jimbo said “It's plenty fast, plenty elegant, has all the controls I want, feels solid in the hand, has the best film simulation filters available” in their review of this digital camera.
Some people said in their reviews that the Fujifilm X70 was strong and durable. Joseph B. Keough said in his Fujifilm X70 review on Amazon last year “The GR (strangely) feels more rugged and reliable, like I can just throw it in my bag” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Joshua Rose said “Feels great and sturdy in my medium sized hands”.
One person concluded that it was reliable. Joseph Mizrahi wrote on Amazon “Stayed with Fuji family of products for their high quality and reliability” in his Fujifilm X70 review and rated it 5 stars.
One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Joshua Rose gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “I already dropped it from one meter in a shopping mall and no damage” in his review.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
Some people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Anderson said on Amazon “Above all, this camera has a wonderful articulating touch screen” in his review of the Fujifilm X70. Ddub mentioned on Amazon “The tilt screen” in their review of the Fujifilm X70. Dude wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X70 on Amazon in January last year “The touch screen with tilt makes operations a breeze” and rated the Fujifilm X70 as very good.
Some Fujifilm X70 owners who purchased the Fujifilm X70 wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Ddub scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “My X10 has an optical viewfinder”. Jamison Boyer rated it 4 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “The articulated viewfinder is incredibly useful, I find myself using it as a waist level viewfinder”. Jamison Boyer also said “I honestly don't find the lack of a viewfinder all that bad, considering my style of shooting”.
One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was mirrorless. Max rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Initially, I thought I wanted an interchangeable lens camera and was eying the X-E2S and some mirrorless full frames.” in his Fujifilm X70 review.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. Sj wrote in their review “I miss the EVF, built in ND filter.” and gave the product a very good review score.
Several Fujifilm X70 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was wifi compatible. C.curtis mentioned “The wifi feature works well and makes image transfers to your phone quick” in their review of the Fujifilm X70. In January last year Dude gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Using the in camera processing to make any necessary tweaks before sending the Jpeg to my phone via the built in wifi” in their review. Ryanpc mentioned in their review “WiFi works better than most other camera systems I've used.” but they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
Two customers who reviewed the Fujifilm X70 reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Jimbo mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “For this particular review Ricoh, have made great strides in wireless connectivity for easy photo export (including live updating in some cases) Fujifilm's firmware”. Mattmoore mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The issue is that connectivity to any of the 3 Fuji apps is spotty at best for me, when my phone & camera do connect, its fine.”.
A few Fujifilm X70 owners concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Dude said on Amazon “The manual controls are the real draw to Fuji” and rated the product 5 stars. Joseph B. Keough mentioned on Amazon “The X70's manual controls (while undeniably cool) just tend to get in the way for me” in his review of the Fujifilm X70. Joshua Rose wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Some really ingenious little touches like the control wheel also being a button used to zoom to 100% quickly when in manual mode or reviewing shots, Q button”.
Good Video Capture
A number of people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Joshua Rose rated this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Video is good if used on a tripod or stabilizing system” in his review of the Fujifilm X70. Paul Robilliard said “The only button that's a bit awkward is the video.”. In January last year Phill Lister said “Easily found the video button and got a nice recording” and scored the Fujifilm X70 5 stars.
Good Technical Features
A few people who purchased the Fujifilm X70 concluded that it had good features. Ddub said “My three favorite features” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Jo said in her Fujifilm X70 review “Some nice features and built in filters”. Rob73 wrote on Amazon “Purchased the X70 as it has a couple of features missing from the Ricoh, namely the articulated touch control screen which is simply fantastic for selfies, group shots with friends” in their review of this digital camera.
Good Battery Life
A number of people agreed that it had a good battery life. Jimbo said in January last year “Plenty of battery life” in their review of the Fujifilm X70. Also in January last year Kathy C. said in her review of the Fujifilm X70 on Amazon “And it jumps from 3/4 to 1/4 full while skipping the middle part! (You can still get a few good shots in when on 1/4 battery.) Make sure you buy an extra battery”.
Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews
Fujifilm has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.
Supports Full HD Video
The Fujifilm X70 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year do not support Full HD video.
We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100[plb_3259653_price].
The Fujifilm X70 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the X70 also support wi-Fi.
We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Canon G9 X Mark II[plb_4048297_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
When compared to other compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Fujifilm X70's ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200 is one of the highest. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of newly released compact cameras is 800, the highest is 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 17,000.
Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The Fujifilm X70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most recently released compact cameras. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released in the last year. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.
Electronic Camera Shutter Type
This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate
The motion JPEG frame rates of new compact cameras range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 44fps. The Fujifilm X70 has one of the highest motion JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst digital cameras of this age.
Has Six White Balances
The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm X70 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for the last year. The white balances "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.
Has Four Photo Effectss
The Fujifilm X70 has a greater number of photo effects than most new compact cameras. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on latest compact cameras. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.
Very Small Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture number of the Fujifilm X70 of 16 is one of the smallest amongst compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The maximum aperture numbers of newly released cameras range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.5.
Has One Camera Playback
The number of camera playback modes found on the Fujifilm X70 is more than most recently released digital cameras. This camera has a Slide show camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X70.
Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys
The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm X70 is more than most new cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by new compact cameras. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this digital camera.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions
This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.
Has Three Light Exposure Modess
The number of light exposure modes found on the Fujifilm X70 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.
330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s
The Fujifilm X70 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.
Supports One Audio Formats Supported
The number of audio formats supported by the Fujifilm X70 is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This camera supports a PCM audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the X70.
11 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
Some Fujifilm X70 owners who purchased it considered that it was not cheap. Joshua Rose mentioned “Nikon D750, all with expensive prime glass” in his Fujifilm X70 review however he scored it 5 stars. P gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and wrote “Way too expensive for the what you” in their Fujifilm X70 review. Tarx gave it a rating of 3 stars and wrote “I found the X-70 quite expensive, given it had dispensed with both EVF”.
A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was not good value for money. Fastguitars wrote on Amazon last year “It'll never happen, so, save your money beginning now, as you are going to need it for the next one”. Joseph wrote in his review also last year “With a used X100T being so close in price to this, I can't help”. Yy mentioned on Amazon in January last year “That would have probably put it and a higher price range and larger form factor” in their review of the Fujifilm X70 yet they still rated it as excellent.
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
The Fujifilm X70 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest compact cameras also do not have an image stabilizer.
We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon G9 X Mark II[plb_4048297_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
The Fujifilm X70 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last year are also not waterproof.
Like most of the other new compact cameras, the Fujifilm X70 is not 3D.
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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
The Fujifilm X70 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X70 also do not have a GPS (satellite).
Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price].
Does Not Support Video Capability
The Fujifilm X70 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support video capability.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X70 do not have a built-in flash. The Fujifilm X70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.
Very Low Megapixel
The Fujifilm X70 has one of the lower megapixels (only 16.3 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the X70 is 16MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP.
If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ100[pl_3259653_price] (20.1MP), or the DMC-LX15[pl_3838438_price] (20.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] (20.1MP).
Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss
The Fujifilm X70 is a two number of aspheric elements camera.
Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number
New comparable spec digital cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 3.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the Fujifilm X70 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.
Very Few Total Megapixels
The Fujifilm X70 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 16.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the X70. Across all the recently released digital cameras the total megapixelss range from 16MP to 22MP.
5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X70
Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when Fujifilm released the X70.
Average Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Fujifilm X70 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X70.
SD Compatible Memory Cards
This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.
If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ100[pl_3259653_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DMC-LX15[pl_3838438_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Panasonic or the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] (SD,SDHC,SDXC).
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With a weight of 302 grams, the Fujifilm X70 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X70.
MOS Sensor Type
This digital camera has a CMOS II sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on latest comparable spec cameras.
CMOS, MOS, CMOS II
Still Image Resolution(s)
3264 x 3264, 4896 x 2760, 2304 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3456 x 2304, 2496 x 1408, 1664 x 1664, 2496 x 1664
Maximum Image Resolution
4896 x 3264
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.6 x 15.6
Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Colour of Product
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Continuous, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single, Single Auto Focus, Tracking, Tracking Auto Focus
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