Along with expanding its X-Series by launching the new Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-E2S, and the lens Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, Fujifilm was also in the process of enlarging its line-up of compact and rugged cameras. Thus, the new Fuji X70 and Fuji FinePix XP90 were also introduced.
The Fuji X70 is a compact model designed in the spirit of the X100-series. Its exterior is inherited from the old, but revolutionary model at the time - Fuji X100. However, the X70's dimensions are significantly smaller, and the front is dominated by a 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens (in contrast to a 35mm f/2 lens on the X100). An exceptional hybrid viewfinder that adorned the X100 is not present now, but instead of it, the X70 boasts the first LCD touch screen produced by this company, whose diagonal is 3" and resolution 1,040,000 dots; in addition, the screen is articulated, so it can tilt 180 degrees.
On the other hand, the interior of the new X70 is similar to the Fuji X-T10 (like in the case of the new Fuji X-E2S), so the new compact camera is equipped with a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, an AF system with 49 points in the Single-point AF method and 77 points for capturing moving subjects, an EXR II processor (identical start-up time, shortest shooting interval, shutter time lag, and autofocus speed like in the X-E2S (0.5s, 0.5s, 0.05s, 0.06s, respectively)), ISO 200-6400 (expandable to 100-51200), Full HD video at 60 fps, built-in Wi-Fi, the latest set of Film Simulation modes, including Classic Chrome, an electronic shutter with the maximum speed of 1/32000s and time-lapse sequences of one second to 24 hours (up to 999 frames). The continuous shooting rate of the X70 is somewhat faster than in the case of the X-E2S and it totals 8 fps (only for ten photos though), while the built-in flash is not a pop-up.
As far as the new Fuji FinePix XP90 is concerned, it brings only a few improvements in relation to its predecessor Fuji FinePix XP80, both in terms of its outer surface and its inner properties. Being an 'older brother', this rugged camera is dustproof, shockproof from 1.8m/5.8ft, freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C, as well as waterproof to 15m/50ft. Moreover, it sports a 16.4MP CMOS sensor, a 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 lens with 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, 10 fps continuous shooting, Full HD video at 60 fps, a slow-motion mode with 480 fps (with lower resolutions), numerous special effects (HDR, time lapse, panorama), Wi-Fi support... The only significant innovation is a larger screen - a 3" 920,000-dot LCD screen (it used to be a 2.7" 460,000-dot LCD screen on the predecessor). Like the XP80, it features a built-in flash, but has not got a viewfinder.
The Fuji XP90 can be used as a superb action cam, for shooting in the most extreme conditions. What is more, this sealed camera boasts a special mode by which the screen is turned off for extended battery life and in order to capture the action till the end.
Both of these cameras are already in stores. The Fuji X70 is available in the colors of black and silver-black, at a price of $699. On the other hand, the Fuji FinePix XP90 is a little more picturesque and it comes in the shades of yellow, blue, green, and orange at a price of $229.