Fuji's touchy feely X70: Is it all it's cracked up to be? | Bill Palmer

By | January 9, 2016

Now, you all know that I am a big Fuji advocate, right?  Some of you may also remember that I have been saying for some time that I would like to see Fuji offer an equivalent to my Ricoh GR—a hole in their otherwise comprehensive lineup that needs a bit of filling. Now it seems that the rumours are true and we are about to see the X70. I should be happy, right? Wrong. Or at least, I am not unhappy, for you see I still have the best option in this market niche—the GR. A little history. I have had a Ricoh GR on and off, in one form or another, since the film days, when they were barely wider (at one end) than a film canister and slipped easily into a pocket whilst still delivering superlative performance and a high quality result thanks to the lens. They have always been well-built, “photographers’ cameras” with a magnesium alloy chassis and a control layout that felt familiar from first acquaintance…….

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