09 Sep Review: Fujifilm X70
Source: Admiring Light
Fuji kicked off the X-series with the original X100, a camera that had a distinct retro aesthetic, great image quality and an optical viewfinder. It made waves and eventually led to Fuji’s successful X-Series of interchangeable lens cameras. The X100 has seen two more iterations, and today I’m looking at the newest ‘little brother’ of the X100 series: the Fujifilm X70. The X70 features the same APS-C sized sensor as its bigger brother, the X100T, but it comes in a more compact body and with a wider fixed lens of 18.5mm (28mm Full Frame equivalent field of view). To reduce the size, Fuji also removed the excellent hybrid viewfinder and replaced it with the first touch screen on a Fuji camera. Does Fuji have another hit on its hands?
Construction and Handling
The X70 is a small camera, but it’s built very solidly. The camera is constructed predominantly of metal, and there is no flex anywhere on the body. The dials have a positive click, and the buttons feel nice in operation. However, due to the compact size, the area for grip is rather small. I did get used to the minimal thumb and finger grips throughout my time with the camera. The body is light, but not too light, and it’s small enough to comfortably fit in my jeans pocket, though if you wear skinny jeans or similar pants, it will likely not be small enough to fit in a front pocket. The camera