For those who find X100 series a little too big and
would prefer a wider angle; X70 may be for you.
This premium finish X70 is currently the smallest
and lightest X-series model with a 16.3MP APS-C
X70 is also the first X-series model to offer a touchscreen
display that rotates 180 degree enabling users to shoot
from high and low angle. I find this really useful for street
photography. X70 also captures selfies for those
photographers who love themselves more than taking photo
of things around them. One is now able to focus and fire a
shot just by a tap on the touch screen too.
X70 is indeed a younger brother of X100 series. Pack with
the same 16MP APS-C sensor but house a wider 28mm
F2.8 lens instead of a 35mm F2 on the X100 series. This
new 28mm lens has seven elements in five groups,
including two high-performance aspherical elements.
With a 9-blade aperture diaphragm, combined with the
large F2.8 aperture and high-quality optics; X70 lets users
take photos with beautiful creamy bokeh effects in a compact
camera. At 340 grams; X70 is about 25% lighter then X100T.
Its also more compact; maybe 20-25% smaller then the X100T.
I don’t think the existing WCL and TCL could fit the X70
because of the different focal length between the 2 cameras.
X70 does have its dedicated own Wide Conversion Lens.
WCL-X70 multiples the fixed focal length by approx 0.8 and
thus converting it to a lovely 21mm ultra wide angle. I believe
many who loves shooting landscape would love this new little
Another good news to accompany the WCL-X70 is the lovely
optional external optical viewfinder. It attaches to the top plate
mounting shoe above the optical axis of the lens. This viewfinder
provides a bright frame for 28mm and 21mm angles of view.
One body, three lenses. The X70’s fixed lens offers a 28mm
angle of view but, thanks to the first Digital Tele-converter in
an X-Series camera, users can also select 35mm and 50mm
options. Settings for the Digital Tele-converter can be changed
within the menu, or on the control ring on the lens barrel, enabling
users to quickly check the image on the LCD before shooting.
This may not the a cup of tea for every photographer as we know
it will degrade the image quality. Still a fun function to have for some.
The aperture can be adjusted by 1/3 stop increments using the
aperture ring, while up to ±3 stops of exposure compensation is
available on the top-plate dial. This features are exactly the same
This new X70 is also equipped with an Auto Mode Switch
lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode.
In this mode, the camera automatically chooses the optimum
settings for a given scene to make shooting effortless.
The X70 is equipped with eight Fn buttons, each one of which
is customizable. Further user customization is offered via the Q
Button on the back of the camera: all 16 functions can be chosen
according to the user’s preference.
Finally; I think X70 is a pretty capable little compact camera. Its
will shines in the hands of any season photographer as the basic
controls are all within your finger tips; literally. Fret not if your
are a newbie. There is always the Auto Mode Switch. When you
are ready to step up in your photographic skill; this little camera is
ready for you.
The only thing that I miss in the X70 is a build in view finder. This is
personal; but I love shooting with a electronic view finder. Thankfully
there is still an option for a optical viewfinder.
If you are getting into street photography; then I think this may be the
most discreet camera in the fuji X series line-up. Its the smallest and
the lightest. Just make sure its in black instead of the classic two-tone
finish. Another advantage over X100T is the tilt screen on the X70. You
could actually do a lot more angle with the tilt screen; a daily advantage
for any street photographer. Now what more could we ask for?
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