Excerpt: Let me start this by saying, I am not a pro, and have only rarely used pro equipment. That said;The X-M1 is an excellent camera. Despite being near the lowest rung on Fuji's offerings, this camera takes unashamedly good looking photos. After doing some reading, I decided to pair this camera with the "FujifilmXF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens" instead of the stock lens.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Fuji made the best film and now make the best color in digital. The lenses are incredibly sharp. Put them up against any other lenses. I miss a viewfinder, but the screen is great. What a great entry to the best digital system around!
Summary: Oddly, I've become a bit of a Fujifilm lover. Not sure why. First camera ever was a Canon fTB-n 35mm brick. got so tired of carrying that 6 pound monster (with 35-105 Hoya zoom) that I gave up SLR's and bought an early Ricoh point and shoot and loved it. When the digital revolution arrived I started with a 1 mp Sony Mavica with a floppy disk! Moved up to a fantastic 2 megapixel Toshiba....then bought a series of Fuji's just by chance.
Summary: The reason I bought a camera is for family photos and trips. I didn't want to use my phone for all of these pictures and regret the bad quality of pictures in the far future. I almost got a point a shoot but a really good one was barely cheaper than the X-M1 with both lenses included. And by getting the X-M1 with both lenses I can zoom in for whatever kids may be doing. I know there are good zoom point and shoots also. I think I did well.
Summary: good, clear, bright. ergonominy - comfortable to hold in hand. rapid transfer from camera down somewhere else: here and wifi, and yusb. Price valid in principle for such a model. Like the body design. universlen lens - a novice eyes enough, and the more experienced user will understand that for him to purchase.
I was disappointed in the quality of my camera phone pictures and ...
Cheryl A., Amazon
11 July 2014
Summary: I researched compact systems for months before purchasing the X-M1. I was disappointed in the quality of my camera phone pictures and wanted the flexibility of an interchangeable lens camera without all the bulk of a DSLR. This camera has so many options and easy to use menus to customize your pictures if you want, but you can also use the auto settings for great pictures, too. I am looking forward to learning more about this camera this summer.
Summary: Very highly recommend, especially for someone with a good but lazy eye (takes AMAZING photos, even if left on auto- without making use of all the features). Also, just returned from a trip, was light enough to carry everywhere, never felt the weight was a burden to bring with me daily. Great purchase.