• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Olympus E-M1 II

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 68 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 574g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus E-M1 II advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    51 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.6 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    51 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

  • Excellent image quality; Very good dynamic range & high ISO performance; Fantastic C-AF performance; Incredible burst rates, even with RAW; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K (DCI) video; Clean HDMI; Dual SD card slots.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X70
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Olympus E-M1 II
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus E-M1 II
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Fujifilm X70
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus E-M1 II
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Olympus E-M1 II
Ricoh GR II
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Fujifilm X70
Panasonic GH5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic GH5
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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