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.
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.
Summary: With a street price of £679 with the 16-50mm lens, there's no getting away from the fact that the Fujifilm X-M1 is facing some stiff competition from more affordable rivals such as the Panasonic GF6, Sony NEX-5R and
Conclusion: Although Fuji's lens and accessory range is limited for the moment, it is growing, and we're hopeful that it will continue to grow. It's nice to see Fuji thinking about mass market consumers, and we can hope that the price of the Fuji X-M1 will drop to enable it to compete more closely with rivals from Sony, Panasonic and Olympus.