Announced concurrently with the X-Pro2 are the Fujifilm X70 and XP90 compact cameras.



Angled view of the Fujifilm X70 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Weighing only 340 grams (with battery and card), the new camera is the smallest and lightest X-Series model with an APS-C size sensor. It features a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and 18.5mm f/2.8 lens in a compact camera body and also introduces touch panel operation to the X-series models.  Focus area selection and touch shot operation are supported on the180-degree tilting 3-inch screen, which has a resolution of 1.04 million dots.  No viewfinder is built into the camera but an optional EVF is available. The X70 has the same autofocusing system as the X-T series models, with  image plane phase difference AF that can focus in a claimed 0.1 seconds. Single-point, zone and wide/tracking AF are supported, along with eye and face detection AF. A lever switch swaps between auto and manual focusing and digital split image and focus peaking are available to assist in manual focus mode.

The 18.5mm f/2.8 lens has a focal length equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format and the camera includes 35mm and 50mm digital teleconverter settings. Lens apertures are set via a ring on the lens.  The EXR Processor II supports continuous shooting at up to 8 fps with AF tracking. The camera includes a silent electronic shutter with a top speed of 1/32000 second. Other features include an interval timer and a multi-exposure mode.

Like other current Fujifilm cameras, the X70   includes a full range of Film Simulation settings, including the new Classic Chrome mode. Eight advanced filters are also available. Movies can be recorded with Full HD 1080p resolution and a top frame rate of 50 fps for PAL system users. The X70 will be offered with a range of accessories that includes an EVF, lens hood, 21mm wide conversion lens, strap and case. The suggested retail price (SRP) for this camera is AU$1149. It is due for release in early February.  


The three colour options for the rugged Fujifilm XP90 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new Fujifilm XP90 is waterproof to 15 metres, shockproof to 1.75 metres and freeze-proof to -10 degrees Celsius but is priced at only AU$299. A double locking mechanism prevents accidental opening of the battery and memory card compartment. Featuring a 6.17 x 4.55 mm BSI CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 16.4 megapixels, the XP90 comes with a 5x optical zoom lens that has a 28mm (35mm format equivalent) wide angle setting for capturing landscape and scenic shots. Optical Image Stabilisation is included to minimise camera shake. The maximum continuous shooting speed is 10 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and 6 fps at two megapixels. An Interval Timer can shoot images at set intervals of 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 60 seconds, 30 seconds and 15 seconds and a Time Lapse Video function can automatically convert the sequences of images into a video. Other features include 11 Advanced Art Filters, High Dynamic Range capture, Motion Panorama (360 °) and Full HD movie capture. The XP90 is due for release in March.

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