Fujifilm XP70 Brief Review


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  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • Shockproof to 5 feet
  • Freezeproof to 14 degrees F
  • Dustproof
  • Waterproof to 33 feet
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 2.7” LCD screen
  • Maximum aperture f3.9-4.9
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000
  • 10 fps burst mode
  • 1080p full HD video
  • Video frame rate up to 380 fps
  • Wi-fi
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at 210 shots
  • Release Date: 2014-03-22
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm XP70
The Fujifilm XP90 may not be the best waterproof camera out there, but it is a fast durable camera for the price.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 1/19/2015

Hey! You should know that Fujifilm has released a newer version of this product: the Fujifilm FinePix XP80.

The Fujifilm XP90 is a durable little shooter, able to withstand dust, cold and shock as well as being waterproof up to 33 feet. The XP90 can shoot at up to 10 fps and even has a dedicated burst button to take advantage of that extra speed. The movie mode on the XP70 is also a plus, with the capability of shooting as fast as 380 fps and the use of a variety of different video filters. While the XP90 is fast and tough, we'd like to see a much brighter lens. There's a lot less light underwater, so the lens needs to be able to open wider, and f3.9 is just average. If you really want to shoot underwater photos, the Olympus TG2 with a bright f2 lens will get you much better images, but costs at least $100 more.

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    Misfit Cargo Van

    I wasn't able to locate my outdated FujiFilm XP60 to place this comment.. But seeing how the XP70 was close enough I'll post this here instead. (delete or move if needed) At one point I was forced to sell my Nikon D50 because the setup and equipment became to heavy to bare. Turning to a gifted Kodak Easyshare camera which I ended up dropping.. I was left cameraless for 2 years. Until my wife (bless her heart) purchased the FujiFilm XP60 in the knowing I might actually drop it also. 2016 marks 3 years that I've used my XP60 and even from the beginning I've said that the XP60 as well as all FujiFilm products do not capture the moment as crisp as it should be. What I'm finding and with the help of Panavise, I've created a hand handle so that I'll never drop another camera again. The issue now, is battery life or the lack there of. So instead of a camera that's waterproof and I may not need a shock proof camera. I just need a pocket sized camera with a touch screen like a smart phone. The best I can hope for is the new Kodak camera which has been reported to sell for $550.00 and this is not acceptable. Must I now resort to cameras which do not use the stock or standard battery setup and find a camera which uses the round Duracell type batteries. I've since downgraded to an LG Rebel smart phone in the hopes that I can achieve a few better images, But I still have the XP60 which I'm attempting to sell.. So what camera or smart phone offers what I want/need in a device with a touch screen and a long life battery?.

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      Hillary Grigonis

      Hello! Thanks for your comment, great question! In terms of battery life, nothing beats a DSLR -- they also have larger grips and neck straps, which could lower the chances of dropping another camera! The Nikon D5500 has a touchscreen and an excellent battery life (http://digitalcamera-hq.com/products/nikon-d5500-review) but of course as a DSLR it does sit at a higher price point. If you like controlling the settings from your smartphone, you could try a smartphone-attatchable camera. You operate everything using your smartphone, but the camera has a better sensor than what's inside a phone. The Olympus Air A01 is one of them, though it's almost as much as the DSLR (http://digitalcamera-hq.com/products/olympus-air-a01-review). The Sony QX30 is similar but has it's own lens and is only $230 (http://digitalcamera-hq.com/products/sony-qx30-review). There's also a handful of compact camera with touchscreens, but they have a much shorter battery life (http://digitalcamera-hq.com/products/panasonic-lumix-zs60-review). I hope that helps, let me know if you have any additional questions!

      Reply almost 3 years ago

Fujifilm Reviews

Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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