Excerpt: There is a certain feeling of nostalgia that this style of camera evokes, the distant memory of a camera sitting on my parents coffee table back in the late 70's and early 80's next to a couple of rolls of FujiColor. The classic shape, the silver and black styling, the feeling of anticipation you got when you popped the back of the camera open, after having wound the film back of course.
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: While it may not be the best overall camera available for less than $1,000, the Fujifilm X-M1 does deliver the best photo quality in its price class.
Pros: Thanks to the company's X-Trans sensor and good JPEG processing, the Fujifilm X-M1 delivers some of the best image quality we've seen for less than $1,000. The camera's also well designed and attractive.
Cons: Poor video quality and a subpar Wi-Fi implementation prove annoying drawbacks.
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.
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.