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My Full Review of the Fujifilm X70 — 12 Comments

  1. Pingback: My Full Review of the Fujifilm X70 | Dan Bailey

  2. Bought the X70 last week as I needed an APS-C sensor P&S camera as a backup to my X-T1 and X-E1. Took a chance with the X70 and was blown away with the jpeg image quality and I never ever ever shoot jpeg until now!! Never was too keen on the Canon, Nikon, Sony 1″ sensor P&S cameras.
    Would highly recommend.

  3. Awesome review and photos
    But now i can’t decide to wait for the x100f or go for the x70
    Choices choises :p

  4. David- tough choice! The X100 is truly a classic and my guess is that the X100F will have the new 24MP sensor, and possibly the X Processor Pro engine and ACROS. That said, the X70 is pretty tiny, it’s definitely pocket-sized. What do you have now and what do you like to shoot?

  5. Hello Dan. I too am really looking forward to get the x70. I have a question about the tele-converter function, I understand that it is only available jpeg outputs, that’s fine by me…… but there are complaints that it can only activated in the ‘auto mode’ and not available in the aperture priority or manual mode. Can you confirm this as I am planning to get it online, there are no Fuji retailers where I live.

  6. Mathew, I can confirm, the X70 tele-converter function does indeed work in aperture priority and manual mode. And yes, it’s essentially just cropping the image and doing some pixel wrangling, so it only works in JPEG mode. That said, the sensor is so good that the results are actually pretty good!

  7. Great review Dan and loved the images I have been Fuji shooting for years. It will be a nice addition to my XPRO 2 and very old X100.
    I want to have a take everywhere camera.

  8. Useful, thoughtful review, Dan, and one of several that convinced me the X70 was worth a go – especially when I found one at an advantageous price at a major UK retailer.

    Had it two weeks now and I’m enjoying it enormously. To those who are undecided between the 70 and the 100 range, I’d say think about WHEN you want to use it. A lot of my picture opps come on my business trips, when a camera bag would be excess baggage; the X70 is small enough to go in an inside pocket, so I can take it along when I go out to dinner. An X100 might manage that but I suspect there’d be more occasions to leave it behind. And the tilting screen makes a huge difference when trying to work discreetly in a foreign city – especially if (see below) you’re not naturally inconspicuous.

    On the ‘small buttons, big hands’ point that often comes up in reviews, I’m 1.98m / 6’6″ with ‘hands like shovels’ to quote one oh-so-tactful friend. When the Brain Surgery Academy saw me coming, they closed the doors and pretended to be out. And yet I’ve not had the slightest trouble with the buttons on the X70, even the left-D one everyone mentions. Maybe it’s because I’ve come from an even smaller Canon S100 rather than another X camera; maybe because I habitually use the outer corner of my thumb on the buttons rather than the whole pad. Who knows, but it works for me.

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