LCD and Viewfinder
Fujifilm XP70 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 460kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
XP70 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Fujifilm XP70 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately XP70 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Fujifilm XP70 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Fujifilm XP70 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Fujifilm XP70, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,60p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Fujifilm XP70 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
XP70 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Fujifilm XP70 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Fujifilm XP70 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11 b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect XP70 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Fujifilm XP70 is powered by NP-45S battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Fujifilm XP70 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend XP70 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Fujifilm XP70 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Fujifilm XP70 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Fujifilm XP70 is $209.99