X70

X70 Dark Horse

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I recently purchased an X70, it’s not the first time I bought one as I got Jane one when they first came out. Jane was lucky enough to see the X70 before it was made,  it was just a mock up the first time she saw it and she said when its made whe would like one. So as soon as it launched I got a her one. She is not that in to Photography so has not used it much. She said I could use it, but that feels wrong to use a present. So in the end when John a friend of mine was selling his to buy an XE3 I decided to buy his X70. It was in as new condition with a few extras for just £325.

I hear he loves his XE3 so its a win win as I really love the X70 its one of the best cameras fujifilm have ever made.

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I am not a JPEG shooter but wanted a simple put in my pocket carry everywhere camera that I could change up on the move or even just plug in to my powerbank. I was not fussed about a viewfinder as with the nice wide 18.5mm lens I could just point and shoot. The tilt screen is very good as it tilts in a totally diferent way to the X-T2 and X-T10 so it just perfect for the way I shoot. The only downside to the rear screen is you cant put a thumb grip in the hotshoe as the screen tilts from the top.

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I have know there are some big fans of the X70 out there and I also know so much was launched at the same time the X70 came out the camera got overlooked. This is a shame as this little camera is stunning. At the time of writing I do not know if there will be an X80 but if there is and it’s anything like the X70 it will be stunning. If Fujifilm just added bluetooth as they have in the XE3 then that would be good enough for me.

I have seen a few for sale over the last few weeks and these are a bargain.

I am just getting into Video and shot a short clip on the X70 with its flip around screen and was quite impressed, not a bad little vlogging camera to be honest with its selfie view screen.

I set the to Jpeg fine and Classic Chrome with dynamic range to Auto Sharpness +1 Highlight Tone -1 Shadow Tone +1 Noise Reduction 0.

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I was away in Edinburgh at the weekend and managed to shoot a few quick images with the X70 and the beauty of this little camera came to light from the start. It was in my pocket all weekend and when not in my pocket on the table next to me. For the first time ever I just copied the jpegs to my ipad and edited them in Lightroom Mobile or Snapseed well that was the intention ! In reality I just made a small crop to most of them.

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Lets just say me and the X70 are getting along fine and this little camera is going to live in my pocket and go with me everywhere.

What a stunning bit of kit.

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