Conclusion: Call us fans of new Fujifilm cameras such as the X-M1, especially those using variations of the X-Trans CMOS APS-C sensor. We really like the image quality – the photos are just plain good. Specific to our review sample, it has all the tweaks serious photographers look for and it’ll work just fine for those who don’t want to do a lot of fiddling with dials and menus. As such it’s a Digital Trends Editor’s Choice.
Pros: APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, Excellent stills, Good for both experienced and new users
Cons: Top video quality is only 1080/30p, Focusing not super fast, No remote control via app
Summary: The X-M1 is Fujifilm's entry-level mirrorless camera with its unique X-Trans sensor. While it lacks the build quality and EVF of the more expensive X-E1, it adds a sharper, tilting LCD and Wi-Fi. The X-M1 is capable of taking incredibly sharp photos with very little noise. Performance is very good, although AF speeds are not as quick as the best-in-class mirrorless cameras.The camera is missing a few other handy features too, like an electronic level and remote control...
Pros: Excellent image quality; top-notch JPEG engine reduces the need for Raw, Low noise until the very highest sensitivities, Solid build quality, despite composite construction, Sharp, tilting 3-inch LCD has wide viewing angle, Quick startup, shot-to-shot speeds, DR, highlight, and shadow tone tools brighten shadows and restore highlights, Handy focus peaking feature, Numerous bracketing modes, In-camera Raw processing, Good quality kit lens, Wi-Fi allows easy photo sharing
Cons: AF speeds a bit slower that mirrorless competition, Areas of fine green detail can be 'mushy', Awkwardly placed rear dial takes getting used-to, No electronic level, Camera cannot be controlled via Wi-Fi, Moiré, rolling shutter can be an issue in videos, Lacks HDR, panorama features, Can't access memory card when using tripod
Excerpt: Earlier this summer (2013), Fujfilm announced their third ILC camera in the award-winning X-Series, the Fujifilm X-M1 . The camera -- which in kit form will ship with a newly-designed FUJINON XC 16-50mm (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens -- features the same 1 6.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II found in the X-Pro1 and the X-E1, but wihn an added color filter array.
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3 September 2013
Conclusion: With the Fujifilm X-M1, it's easy to snap stunning, detailed images. The design, both on the exterior and on the sensor and processor inside, translates into an excellent camera. The X-M1 is really a great all-around shooter—beginners will love the simple automated modes while enthusiasts will have plenty to love about the large sensor and wide range of manual capabilities.
Pros: Large sensor with no filter, Fast processor, Classic design, Tilting LCD screen, Exceptional image quality, Easy to use
Cons: Wi-Fi is difficult to set up, no remote shutter, Video sound seems muffled, No optical viewfinder
Beautiful images and disappointing build quality collide in this ersatz X.
24 August 2013
Conclusion: At first glance, the Fujifilm X-M1 seems like a commonsense proposition: Take the retro styling and superior image quality of the prestigious X Series and bring it down to a more consumer-friendly price point. Why wouldn't Fuji want to open up a new user base and reap the profits, after all?
Summary: The Fujifilm X-M1 is the third interchangeable lens camera in Fujifilm's X-Series, following the X-E1 and X-Pro1. While it inherits the same X-mount for lenses and 16 Megapixel X-Trans sensor, thereby delivering essentially the same quality, it marks a bit of a departure from the two previous models which were aimed at the professional and enthusiast markets.
Pros: APS-C X-Trans sensor., Excellent high ISO noise performance., 920 million dot tilting LCD panel., Focus peaking (only for stills)., Built-in wifi.
Cons: No optional EVF., No touch screen., Poor movie AF., Poorly implemented geotagging., No effects or focus peaking for movies., No wifi remote control.