Fujifilm XP70 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 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 B+

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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: 6/19/2014

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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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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