Fujifilm is not his first attempt in the expert compact segment with a large sensor. Everyone remembers the X100 introduced with much fanfare at the photokina 2010 and versions X10, X20, X30 with sensor 2/3 ". Unlike most of its competitors (the Sony RX100 Mark IV, the Canon G7 X Mark II or the recent Nikon DL ), Fujifilm has not made the choice of a sensor 1 "but has developed a compact expert with APS-C sensor. X10 / 20/30 will they have a successor? Hard to say, but the Fujifilm X70 more like X100 without its hybrid viewfinder system so unique.
The X70 includes all the main features of the X-E2S: APS-C X-Trans CMOS II 16.3 Megapixel sensor and EXR II processor, a new hybrid autofocus system 100 000 px phase detection with fashions "AF Area" and "Wide / Tracking AF" on 77 points, an auto macro mode, digital rangefinder, the function focus peaking , film simulation modes and Wi-Fi. the screen of the Fujifilm X70s' directs up to 45 ° down and 180 ° up. For this new housing, Fujifilm has chosen a 28 mm focal length (the same as the Ricoh GR II or the Nikon Coolpix a); a more complex lens to use than the more conventional 35 mm that the brand seems to reserve to the X100 series. Optics is also less bright f / 2.8 against f / 2.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
The Fujifilm X70 was launched in February 2016 at an RRP of € 799. The X70 therefore has a little "wobbly" position: It has no optical zoom manual makes the interest of the X10 / 20/30 and has not built a covered X100. He will have to rely on other assets to seduce. Starting with its ergonomics "photo" with an aperture ring and a speed dial. The touch and tilt screen is also an interesting element.