Excerpt: I love this little guy. I've had it for a week or so, it's been perfect to take around with me and lug around my Mark II. It takes good shots, versatile lens included for out & about photography. I did buy the mount adapter so I can use my Canon EF lenses but haven't tried it yet. It's light, very cool looking and has everything I need for a purse camera.
Excerpt: I have an X-E2 and have been hugely impressed with its performance and handling, enough so that I've begun selling my APS-C Nikons.<br /><br />As a result, I wanted a less-expensive back-up body as well as a smaller travel camera that delivers the same excellent X-Trans sensor images. The X-M1 delivers on both counts.
Pros: Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Complicated Controls, Needs Larger Hand Grip, Needs Touch-screen
Excerpt: I like this because it has the point and shoot features when it's a tough situation to find the right settings but has capability to learn proper photo technique as well<br /><br />Downside, wish you could take longer videos.
Pros: Easy to Use, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: In this price range, this is the best product to get such impressive image quality. With 2 control wheels, handling is a breeze. The only problem is the AF system, which doesn't keep up to the race compared to other products. Overall, I'm still pretty happy with it.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Just took my new XM1 to Northern Ireland. I did not want to bring a bigger DSLR so I opted for the XM. In short, the pics are very sharp with good color. The camera is easy to handle but a optional grip would be helpful if you have bigger hands. Good battery life with the Fuji battery. The start-up is a bit slow as I am used to faster Nikon DSLRs. I did not mind the lack of a viewfinder though it would be a nice option.
Pros: Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I love the tilt screen. Awesome feature. Also offers some fun advanced features like a toy camera mode or options where it picks up only the yellow, blue, green, or red in a photo and the rest is black and white. What's not so great: the photo size is pretty small. About a 1/4 of the size my Cannon Rebel takes. However, when it's stretched, it looks about the same quality. BIG downside is that Adobe Photoshop DOES NOT SUPPORT the raw RAF file. Period.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I use X-M1 with 27 mm lenses more than one month. Prefer film mode natural+sharp=+2, frame size 1x1, auto ISO, S priority. Forgot about flash. Almost perfect, first class camera. Nikon and Cannon lost market. X-M1 is not so perfect like Sony Rx1R, but better than any other competitors. If you have no money for Rx1R, buy X-M1 + 27mm, no choice. Do not buy zoom lenses. Closest competitors: Leica X-Vario and Olympus D-5 - have nice picture but noisy on low ISO (sensor).
Excerpt: Out-of-camera JPEGs are very good. People with larger hands may find it difficult to hold the camera. I doubt the optional grip will help. I wish RAW + JPEG was available when shoot in SR+, Adv, and SP modes. An optional OVF/EVF will help framing in many situation (non-existent.) Autofocus is rather slow (and inaccurate) in most low light situations. Focus peaking needs some improvement. Other things else I can live with.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact