Summary: The retro look of the will certainly grab the attention of photographers everywhere. This is a great camera design, and it's a lot of fun to use. However, as any photographer knows, a great camera must do more than look good. It must also create great photos and perform at a high level.
Summary: Who buys a mirrorless compact and lightweight look? That is the one offering the Fujifilm X-M1 . It certainly asks some sacrifices, like the inability to have a viewfinder also optional. But it does not sacrifice the most important asset: the image quality.
Pros: Compact and lightweight body, Flash with swivel useful to avoid red-eye and to create indirect lighting, Image quality.
Cons: Buttons next to the support of the thumb, System for attaching the lens hood lens 18-55mm., Choice metering mode hidden in the menu.
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 Samsung NX300 , all of which are available for between £150-200 less.
Pros: Excellent results from the X-Trans sensor; Styling; Build-quality
Cons: No touchscreen; Price; No connection for an optional viewfinder
Excerpt: The X-M1 is the third compact system camera to be released in Fuji's celebrated X-series range. It's intended as an entry-level model to compete with CSCs like Panasonic's GF6 and Olympus' E-PM5, and so has a less advanced feature-set than the other two X-series cameras, the X-Pro1 and X-E1, which...
Excerpt: This beautifully retro camera is infused with both a classic design and modern digital tech to let you capture stunning images.
Pros: 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.
Cons: No built-in electronic or optical viewfinder
Excerpt: Fujifilm seems to have a knack for designing truly luxurious compact cameras. We loved the Fujifilm X100S , which delivered the best ergonomics and image quality we've ever seen from a compact camera. The gorgeous retro design didn't harm its appeal, either.
Summary: The Fujifilm X-M1 successfully brings the X-system to a wider audience, being smaller, lighter and significantly cheaper than the X-E1 whilst offering a newer processor, built-in wireless connectivity and a tilting LCD screen.