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Fujifilm X70: A camera for the wide worldThe Fujifilm X70's wide-angle lens, great photos and manual-friendly design will please many street photographers on a budget.
[MUSIC] Are you a manually focusing street photographer who views the world in wide angle and doesn't care about a viewfinder? Then you'll love the Fujifilm X70. And there is certainly a lot to love about it. For instance, with its APSC sized extra [UNKNOWN] 2 sensor. It produces some of the best photo quality I've seen for under $1000, and certainly for it's $700 price tag. And the design, with the manual aperture ring, shutter speed dials and physical exposure compensation control provides a real manual shooting experience. The grip's one of the better I've seen on an enthusiast compact too, and it's the only APFC model that offers a tilting and flip up display. But there a few aspects that mar the experience, the record button and navigation buttons are difficult to press. It's also frequently hard to see the display in bright sunlight, that can be a big problem since its 28 millimeter F28 six focal length lens is so wide But you need to check the edges of your frame a lot unless you want stray limbs and other objects poking into your scene. I prefer a narrower lens for street photography, more like the 35 millimeter model of Fujifilm's higher end X series cameras. That's personal taste, though. But the biggest drag on the camera is the slow auto focus. The video's nothing to write home about, either. The censors 60.3 megapixel resolution is lower than I'd like, and it doesn't support raw in the expanded ISS sensitivity range, so you're limited to IOS 200 to 640 there. There's more on both sides of the story, though. You'll have to read my review on CNET for those. [SOUND]