Fuji X70

The in­ners of Fuji’s pop­u­lar com­pact cam­era in a smaller body

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Fuji takes the in­ners of its pop­u­lar com­pact cam­era and squeezes them into a smaller body.

Price £549 Com­pany Fuji

Fuji’s com­pact cam­eras have proved very pop­u­lar, but some find the APS-C for­mat X100T too big and the 2/3-inch sen­sor in the X30 too small. Well the X70 could be just right.

The new cam­era is aimed at en­thu­si­ast and pro pho­tog­ra­phers, and po­ten­tially artists, who want a com­pact cam­era with the bet­terthan-av­er­age im­age qual­ity that a larger sen­sor pro­vides. There’s the tra­di­tional styling and con­trol with a lens ring for aper­ture ad­just­ment. It has mark­ings run­ning in whole stops from f/2.8 to f/16 – and ad­just­ment in 1/3 stops.

This new cam­era has the same 16.3MP APS-C for­mat X-Trans CMOS II sen­sor and EXR Pro­ces­sor II as the X100T. How­ever, th­ese are joined by a new Fu­ji­non 18.5mm f/2.8 lens which gives an ef­fec­tive fo­cal length of 28mm, sig­nif­i­cantly wider than the 35mm (equiv­a­lent) lens on the X100T. There are also dig­i­tal ‘tele­con­verter’ op­tions that crop images to repli­cate 35mm and 50mm fram­ing with in­ter­po­la­tion to main­tain im­age size.

With its de­cent qual­ity images, de­light­ful retro-style body and light foot­print, it’s an ideal cam­era to have handy in your bag for shoot­ing ref­er­ence, or even model shots in the stu­dio.

A clas­sic look but a thor­oughly mod­ern snap­per.

It has sim­i­lar con­trols to X-se­ries com­pacts, and a lens ring for aper­ture ad­just­ment.

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