It has a vintage design and a resounding technology sector. Guide to the “small” Fuji, ideal to always keep with you this summer
The summer, it is known, is the perfect time to choose a new camera. You go to the beach or to visit cities of art, the watchword is “shoot.” Basically you do with your smartphone, but if you want to take home that little bit extra that makes say “wow!” To your friends, you’ll have to opt for a real camera.
We tried Fujifilm X70: the super compact camera with a fixed wide-angle lens 18.5 mm (equivalent to 28 mm). You got it and if you have not understood, why not chew the language of photography, I’ll explain in a few words: fixed optical zoom means nothing. But fear not, Fujifilm X70 is a great product that is sure to amaze you. So here are 5 reasons why you should not miss this one.
1. in modern vintage
The small Fujifilm X70, despite the totally vintage design, exudes quality and technology. Why do I say that is vintage? At first glance it might seem a camera of the 70s in both aesthetics and function: the manual settings fact are settable only in a “physical.”
There are two distinct rings, one controls the shutter speed and the other exposure compensation; to adjust the aperture instead you have to rotate the ring positioned directly on the optics. At the beginning you will feel a bit ‘embarrassed but then you will find that finding the right chemistry turning the three dials will give you a lot of satisfaction. If you do not have the faintest idea how to shots in the manual, do not worry, just stay stationary – and well anchored – on the lever “A” (which stands for Automatic), and relying on the skills of Fujifilm X7. I assure you, the automatic settings are equally capable of giving great results.
2. Technically excellent
But we get a little ‘more in the technical detail of this Fujifilm X70. Equipped with sensor “X-Trans CMOS II” 16 megapixel APS-C format, this little monster by the small size is able to guarantee great shots even in low light conditions (up to ISO 3200/6400) also accomplice ‘ aperture f / 2.8 wide-angle lens. If you are used to shoot through the viewfinder, I’m sorry, but you’ll have to make you a reason: to ensure the compactness of the product, the viewfinder has been sacrificed. So you’ll have to rely exclusively on the LCD touchscreen 3 “swivel up to 180 °. Let’s say if you are lovers of selfies, this function could be for you. DSCF5449_compressed DSCF5453_compressed
3. Great Value “Size / Quality”
Often, size matters, in this case is just the opposite. From hardened traveler, I will say it’s nice to have always with me a big heavy SLR or mirrorsless; it’s nice because I always felt they do from the photographer clicks “de artri us”. As I browse the conviction to be Oliviero Toscani, I have already broken the bone in multiple times, punished for having neck hung a heavy and cumbersome machine. Taking a walk the small Fujifilm X70 (fits comfortably in the palm of a hand), I had to think again. I left it virtually every day on the stock exchange, without having to remember to take it, in fact sometimes I forgot to have her, so much light (about 340 grams). This way I could get the highest quality photos at all times of the day, preserving my musculoskeletal system. DSCF5476_compressed
4. Snap and mail
Fujifilm X70 is particularly suitable for those who like to post their photos on social instantly. Thanks Fujifilm Camera Remote app – available on Google Play and the App Store – you can transfer your shots directly to your smartphone. The files – luckily for you – will not be transferred to the original dimensions, but will be compressed. About 700 KB per photo to guarantee, in the process of social sharing, a moderate use of the data traffic. In spite of compression, the shots still maintain a very high quality.
5. Not for everyone, only for the brave
The fixed lens (a.k.a. “no zoom”) is not right for everyone. The first time armeggerete with Fujifilm X70 you will end up saying a lot of swear words as they are forced to change your modus pensandi. Do you want to photograph a landscape? Okay, stay still where you are. Do you want to photograph a detail? Come closer, physically. Do you want to photograph flowers or the smaller objects? Approached even more, up to 10 cm away, everything will be in perfect focus. In short, the fixed lens Fujifilm X70 will challenge you every day, every time we have to deal. But trust me, he will manage to pull out all the creativity that resides in you.