A simple, convenient point-and-shoot characterized by its large image sensor and intuitive handling, the black X70 Digital Camera maintains Fujifilm's preference for a classically-inspired design with rich imaging capabilities. The large 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor features a unique randomized pixel array to deliver a high degree of image sharpness and clarity, as well as a nuanced color palette with smooth tonal transitions and high sensitivity to ISO 51200. Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps is also possible, as well as 8 fps continuous shooting and in-camera time-lapse recording for up to 999 consecutive frames. In addition the imaging attributes, the X70 is further distinguished by its inclusion of a Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 lens, which offers a 28mm equivalent focal length to suit a variety of shooting applications. This wide-angle prime sports a slim profile to match the compact form factor of the body itself, and the body is further refined by the inclusion of a large 3.0" 1.04m-dot 180° tilting touchscreen, physical exposure control dials, and milled aluminum accents for an aesthetic appearance. Comprised of imaging capabilities associated with the X-series of mirrorless cameras, yet packed into the pocketable size of a point-and-shoot, the X70 blends an esteemed mixture of both form and function.
Rounding out the feature-set of X70 is a dual-purpose autofocus system that can be configured to utilize 49 points in Single Point mode or up to 77 points in Wide/Tracking mode to suit tracking fast-moving subjects. The image processor also contributes to fast overall performance throughout the camera, including focusing speeds of just 0.06 sec. and a start-up time of only 0.5 seconds for quickly readying yourself when spontaneously shooting. For stealth applications, an electronic shutter function can be utilized for completely silent use, and also permits working with shutters speeds up to 1/32,000 sec. for photographing in bright conditions with wider aperture settings. Matching the portable, everyday aesthetic of the camera, it also features built-in Wi-Fi for wirelessly sharing imagery to mobile devices or remotely controlling the camera from smartphones or tablets via the Fujifilm Camera Remote app.
16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
A large 16.3MP APS-C CMOS image sensor is integrated into the X70 to provide nuanced, fine image quality and detail. Using Fujifilm's unique X-Trans pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing. By removing this filter from the design, higher image sharpness is also possible. The X-Trans sensor also works to provide highly effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio, which enables smoother-looking imagery that becomes especially apparent when photographing in low-light situations with an expanded sensitivity range up to ISO 51200.
The sensor also pairs with an apt image processor to avail quick performance speeds throughout the camera system, including an 8 fps continuous shooting speed, start-up time of 0.5 seconds, a shutter-lag time of 0.05 seconds, a shooting interval time of 0.5 seconds, and AF speeds of up to 0.06 seconds.
In addition to stills recording, the X70 also supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps with a bit rate of 36 Mbps, and 50, 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates are also available.
Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 Lens
Complementing the imaging capabilities is a versatile wide-angle prime Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 lens, which offers a 28mm equivalent focal length to suit working in a wide range of situations from landscapes to everyday shooting. The optical design is comprised of seven elements in five groups, and includes a pair of aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations and various distortions. An HT-EBC coating has also been applied to limit lens flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions, and a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality for selective focus applications. Also, extending the versatility of the prime lens design, a digital teleconverter function can be applied to simulate the field of view of 35mm and 50mm equivalent focal lengths when working in program, aperture-priority, or shutter-speed-priority modes.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
Other Camera Features
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