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
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.
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.
Excerpt: Announced towards the end of June 2013, the Fujifilm X-M1 is the third model in the company's Compact System Camera (CSC) line-up and targeted more towards snapshooters. Featuring the same 16.3 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1 and X-E1 but a new EXR Processor Pro image processor, it's a little smaller and lighter than previous models and includes integrated Wi-Fi, just like Fujifilm's compact cameras.
Fujifilm X-M1 review - The X-M1 boasts tilting touch screen and Wi-Fi as well as manual photographic features
22 September 2013
Excerpt: In contrast with the year-old Canon, here we have Fuji’s very latest CSC, though it looks deliberately less contemporary, the manufacturer having hit something of a rich product vein in its retro-styled X series compacts. The squarish X-M1 doesn’t fx what isn’t broken in incorporating a large 16.3 megapixel APS-C sized sensor; the same as the flagship X-Pro1 and E-M1 models that came before it.
Large APS-C image sensor and competent kit zoom lens, solid-feel build without being prohibitively weighty, beautifully natural colours and attractive soft focus effects achieveable, plus advantage of pop-up flashgun and tilting rear panel LCD
No built-in electronic or optical viewfinder, which while it keeps down the price also limits its enthusiast appeal
Excerpt: The X-M1 is something of a departure for Fujifilm. Despite bearing the "X" name this compact system camera (CSC) seems to have abandoned the retro style and dial-laden designs of its bigger X-E1 and X-Pro1 models. It may sound more B-movie than blockbuster, but we gave it the Hollywood-style treatment anyway: jetting off to Iceland to visit shooting locations used in the Joseph Kosinski-directed Tom Cruise movie Oblivion with the X-M1 in tow.
Pros: Great image quality is super-sharp, well priced for such image quality, tilt-angle LCD is useful, hotshoe for accessories and future expansion, minimum shutter speed, advanced shooting options, long-lasting battery
Cons: Autofocus slip-ups all too common, top thumbwheel easily knocked by accident, exposure can be off, retro styling of X-series feels somewhat lost, no ISO 100 sensitivity, no touchscreen controls, Wi-Fi issues
Conclusion: What the X-M1 may be lacking in specification - as well as in the value stakes - it more than makes up for it with striking design and the standard of image quality. If you're in the market for an entry-level CSC, it's well worthy of consideration.
Pros: Retro styling, Solid build quality, Good results provided by X-Trans sensor
Cons: High price-tag, No viewfinder or option for one, No touchscreen
Conclusion: Fujifilm X-M1 är en grym kamera som sätter fotografen i centrum. För vana fotografer kan den vara ett riktigt bra köp, men vi kan inte rekommendera den för nybörjaren som förlitar sig på automatiken.
Pros: Fantastisk bildkvalitet, Dynamiska omfånget, Simulerar analog film, Fokus på fotografen, Retrokänslan, Många objektiv
Cons: Autofokusen, Sega rattar, Ingen fjärrstyrning