Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black)

You Pay: $599.95
Product Highlights
  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor
  • Fujifilm Proprietary X-Mount
  • Includes Black 16-50mm XC Lens
  • 3.0" 920k-dot LCD Tilt Monitor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Focal Plane Shutter
  • 100-25600 ISO Sensitivities
  • Magnesium Alloy Body

The black X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens from Fujifilm is a high performance X-mount camera that takes its place alongside the X-Pro1 and X-E1 as Fujifilm's premiere mirrorless cameras and shares with them the handsome retro form factor, APS-C X-Trans sensor, Full HD 1080p Video, a host of high-end functions and access to the growing list of Fuji X-mount lenses. Where it differs from the others is in size (it is the most compact), its built-in Wi-Fi capability, its user-friendly interface and large tilt-able LCD monitor.

The X-M1 houses a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor which offers a unique color filter pixel array that eliminates its low pass filter and reduces moiré and false colors, resulting in exceptionally accurate color imaging, low noise and high resolution in the APS-C format. The EXR Processor II image processor enables high-performance speeds for both photo functions and Full HD 1080/30p video capture. In video mode, sound can be recorded through the built-in stereo microphone. ISO sensitivity can be extended to 25600 for clear imaging in low light and continuous shooting of 5.6 fps is supported.

A large 3.0" TFT LCD monitor with 920k-dot resolution provides image composition and playback and its ability to flip up 90º and down 50º allows you to shoot at odd angles and adjust for glare and bright sun. Wi-Fi connectivity is supported on the X-M1 and allows for transfer of images to your Android or iOS mobile device. The Fujifilm Camera App allows you to browse the image contents of your camera from your mobile device and transfer up to 30 images at a time and the Photo Receiver App lets you immediately share images to a friend's smartphone.

The X-M1 measure just 4.6" wide and features the retro rangefinder form with simple control dials, a hot shoe mount and pop-up flash on its top plate. The main mode dial offers access to both its manual exposure modes, helpful scene modes and advanced features. A rubber thumb grip on the back provides a stable spot to hold the camera and places your thumb directly on a control dial for easy settings adjustment and one-handed operation. A one-touch video record button is located just beneath the thumb grip as well.

As mentioned, the X-M1 is compatible with all of the Fujifilm X-mount lenses and numerous others via the appropriate adapter. Here it is bundled with the black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens which offers the 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-76mm, wide-angle to short telephoto lengths. It features optical image stabilization for compensation against camera shake, creating blur-free images when using slower shutter speeds. A stepping motor provides smooth and accurate autofocus and three aspherical lens elements and one extra low dispersion element minimize aberrations.

16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR Processor II
Moire is tackled at its root cause by the revolutionary X-Trans CMOS sensor's color filter array. By enhancing aperiodicity (randomness) in the array arrangement, the color filter minimizes generation of both moire and false colors, eliminating the necessity for an optical low-pass filter in the lens and enabling X-Trans CMOS sensor to capture full "unfiltered" lens performance. The EXR Processor II is supported by an integrated co-processor for higher speed and higher precision image processing performance.
X Mount
Taking full advantage of the mirrorless design, the mount boasts a short 17.7mm flange back distance, a wider opening, and deeper mounting of the lens, resulting in reduced back focus distance while achieving high resolution throughout the image area. When an X-mount lens is mounted, all lens information is instantly communicated to the body, integrating them into a seamless, responsive instrument.
3.0" 920k-Dot Tilt LCD Monitor
Compose and playback your photos and videos on this LCD with special anti-reflective coating that reduces glare and is resistant to stains, smudges and water. A large and high resolution screen, it is capable of tilting up and down for taking advantage of odd angle shooting.
Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
Capture the action in Full HD movies (1920 x 1080/30p). In addition to full AUTO exposure, you can also shoot with aperture priority AE. Taking full advantage of the bright XF lenses, you can also capture movies with a beautiful defocused background. Later with plug-and-play ease, you can connect directly to your HDTV with an HDMI cable and share your movies complete with stereo audio.
Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
With integrated Wi-Fi you can link your camera to your smartphone to transfer and back-up images and using Fuji's Photo Receiver App it's possible to send your photos to a friend's smartphone the moment you take them. Geotagging is also supported with a wireless connection.
Focal Plane Shutter
The X-M1 is designed with a focal plane shutter that sits immediately in front of the sensor and can provide the camera with fast shutter speeds, up to 1/4000 second.
High Speed Contrast Autofocus
Thanks to the high speed X-Trans CMOS sensor and newly developed EXR Processor II, contrast detection has improved and the X-M1 can autofocus in as little as 0.1 seconds and continuous high-speed shooting of up to 5.6 frames per second will allow you to capture fast-moving subjects. Autofocus is TTL Contrast AF with an available AF assist illuminator. AF Frame selection offers Area Frame with 49 areas and Multi Frame with 5 frame types.
Film Simulation Modes
The X-M1 can simulate the color and tonal qualities of acclaimed films including the natural look of PROVIA, the saturated colors of Velvia and the beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. Film Simulation mode makes it simple to capture the expressive color quality of the rich legacy of Fujifilm photo film technology. There are 10 Film Simulation Modes: PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std., Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye Filter, Monochrome+R Filter, Monochrome+G Filter and Sepia.
QuickStart Mode
QuickStart Mode will power-up your camera and have you ready to shoot in as little as 0.5 seconds. Never miss a shot because you were ready but your camera wasn't. When QuickStart mode is turned off, camera will start in approximately 1.0 second.
Auto Bracketing
Auto Bracketing is a way to make sure you get the correctly exposed shot by shooting three continuous shots at slightly different levels. You can set Auto Bracketing for: AE Bracketing (+-1/3EV, +-2/3EV, +1EV); Film Simulation Bracketing (Any three types of film simulation selectable); Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%) and ISO Sensitivity Bracketing (+-1/3EV, +-2/3EV, +1EV).
JPEG and RAW Capture
Shoot in JPG or RAW and enjoy in-camera processing of the RAW files. The built-in RAW data converter lets you view results in the field without first transferring the data to your computer. This easy-to-use feature not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality settings, but also lets you apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe Mount
The X-M1 provides a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe mount and TTL (Through the Lens) Flash Sync. Maximum sync speed for flash is 1/180th of a second. The "intelligent" pop-up flash delivers the ideal amount of light for every scene, including those with strong backlight and those in very dim light. In macro shooting, the flash adjusts to not washout the image with too much light.
Multiple Exposure
The X-M1 can simulate Multiple Exposure Film Technique. Just select Multiple Exposure mode and take your first shot. Next, while viewing the first image, you can frame and shoot the second exposure. This ability to precisely position and focus the second shot lets you not only see how the finished Multiple Exposure image will look, but also explore other creative photographic possibilities.
Photography Functions
Face Detection, Auto Red-eye Removal, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Multiple exposure, Depth of Field display, Histogram display, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Monitor Sunlight mode, Focus Peak Highlight, Date stamp, Fn button setting.
Playback Functions
RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Favorites.
Other Functions
PictBridge, Exif Print, Language Selection, Time Difference, Quick Start Mode, Silent Mode
Advanced Filters
Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Purple)
Magnesium Alloy Body
The magnesium alloy body provides not only classic good looks but durability. The design of the X-M1 with on-body controls and dials is not only user-friendly but helps give the camera its retro flair.
XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens
The black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens offers the 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-76mm which covers wide-angle to short telephoto lengths. It provides optical image stabilization for compensation against camera shake, creating blur-free images when using slower shutter speeds. A stepping motor provides smooth and accurate autofocus and three aspherical lens elements and one extra low dispersion element minimize aberrations.
Imaging
Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4896 x 3264
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 27 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 49
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview LCD (920,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 
1/4 - 1/4000  in Auto Mode
Remote Control RR-90 (Optional)
Metering Method Average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 5.6 fps at 16.3 MP for up to 30 frames
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 22.97' (7 m) ISO200 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 seconds
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Start-up Time 0.5 seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 5.6 fps
Self Timer 2 seconds, 10 seconds
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x NP-W126  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5" / 11.7 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Weight 9.88 oz / 280 g without battery and card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 16 - 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 76 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 83° 2' - 31° 7'
Minimum Focus Distance 23.62" (60 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Elements/Groups 12/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.46 x 2.57" (62.6 x 65.2 mm)
Weight 6.88 oz (195 g)
Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black)
  • XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black)
  • NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • BC-W126 Battery Charger
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • CD-ROM (Viewer Software, RAW File Converter)
  • Limited 1-year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    FujifilmX-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver)
     
    3.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (10)
    • Great resolution (9)
    • Large clear LCD (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Fast shutter speed (4)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (6)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (12)
    • Family photos (8)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fujifilm X-M1 Review

    I've used the Fujifilm X-100 before and I loved it. It had a few downsides and shortcomings but I was really in love with the concept of using a beautiful vintage design and...Read complete review

    I've used the Fujifilm X-100 before and I loved it. It had a few downsides and shortcomings but I was really in love with the concept of using a beautiful vintage design and combining it with simple manual controls and modern sensor and electronics technology.
    Which means for this review, I might compare the X-M1 to the X-100 here and there.
    Here's my personal list of pros and cons without getting into too many technical details.

    CONS
    1. The body housing is made of plastic. You probably won't see it, but I felt it somehow. The X-100 had an all metal housing and just felt more solid and more valuable.

    2. Mounting the X-M1 to a tripod will introduce two problems. First, just like with the X-100, if you have a standard tripod quick release plate attached to the body, you can't open the battery/memory card compartment. Second, since the tiltable LCD screen will fold down when you want to use it in a different position, the quick release plate of the tripod will block any movement. There's simply no space to pull it away from the body.

    PROS
    1. This baby is loaded with features.

    2. Operation of all functions are much easier compared to the X-100.
    Manual focussing, almost not usable with the X-100, is a real joy with the X-M1. You can magnify your focussing area and highlight the things in sharp focus. It's really fun and easy to do it.

    3. Setting your spot focus point. What a PITA that was with the X-100. You had to use both hands to move your desired spot focus point around. Now with the X-M1, all you need is your right hands thumb. Excellent handling, thought through very well.

    4. The Quick Menu button. I'm used to designated buttons at big DSLR bodies. But you don't have the space for lots of buttons on a tiny compact camera like the X-M1. That's why I was very pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to this "Q" button which will open a screen of the most used adjustment settings. Things like focus mode, self-timer, image stabilizer mode and many other things can be set here simply by dialing one of the two main wheels. Very easy to work with.

    5. Modern camera features. Finally. The main body I do most of my assignment photography with is the Nikon D800. I absolutely love that camera for many benefits, but to be honest, I think a modern DSLR body should not be lacking of so many features. Tiltable display – come on, that's a must have. I don't want to dig my chin into the dirt for taking low angle shots. The X-M1 features a nice and large tiltable display. WiFi capabilities – yes, the X-M1 has it, the big D800 and the small X-100 don't. Same applies to GPS or Geo Tagging features.

    6. Not to forget – you can change your lens at the X-M1

    7. The sensor is simply amazing at capturing image details and colors. It's the same sensor that's built into the X-E1 and the X-Pro1. It's just a pleasure to have this level of technology backing up your creativity.

    All in all the X-M1 seems to be much more mature in regards of features and usability than the X-100.

    THINGS I'M STILL UNDECIDED ABOUT

    The kit lens. I shot about 300 to 500 images so far. The lens is obviously not the Ferrari among lenses but I was actually still quite pleased with the results. The image stabilizer works wonders. Seriously, I shot hand held images at 1/20s at ISO 2500 sharp and detailed enough to use for stock photography. However, the form factor of this lens beats the purpose of having this camera at all. I want to use this camera as a small "put-it-into-your-pocket-and-take-it-wherever-you-go" device. That lens is not big, but it's still way too big to carry it with you all the time. So my strategy is actually to sell the kit lens and then purchase the super slim Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 lens.

    THINGS I DID NOT MENTION

    Yeah, the X-M1 does have a lot more auto programs, filters and processing features some people might want to use. I don't use auto programs so I can't even leave a well-informed comment.

    The "missing" viewfinder. Might be a big deal for some people but it isn't to me. When I first used the X-100 it became quickly uncomfortable to look through the viewfinder. I just find the body too small to have your eye on it while trying to make adjustments with your fingers. So I learned to use the LCD screen instead whenever I use such a small camera. And it got pretty comfortable and that's why I don't even miss the viewfinder on the X-M1 at all.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Build quality lacking

    Didn't really have it long enough for a thorough analysis but here are my observations based on a couple days evaluation.

    Focus and handling are good indoors, files are beautiful. Command...Read complete review

    Didn't really have it long enough for a thorough analysis but here are my observations based on a couple days evaluation.

    Focus and handling are good indoors, files are beautiful. Command dials turn very easily however and are easy to nudge and inadvertently change settings with routine handling of the camera. Outdoors, I had trouble composing and shooting accurately even with the outdoor LCD boost. I really wanted to embrace this camera because I love shooting from high and low angles but realized I would still prefer a viewfinder for 95% of my shots.

    Most disappointing however, was the build quality; from the photos, I expected something like the X-E1 or the X-Pro. In reality, the top and bottom plates are very plasticy as is the rest of the surface. I was worried about longevity and at this price point expected better build. That said, the buttons and other controls felt solid except for the tendency of the dials to turn with minor effort.

    Bottom line, I returned it. Others may not take issue with my concerns but they were overwhelming for me.

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    5.0

    Awesome Camera

    By Fazzad

    from Manvel, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

    I've always been a Canon guy (semi-pro models) so this was my first step up out of that realm. Very nice camera and capture fantastic shots. I'm still learning how to use all the features of this beauty but I'm totally in love with it!

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    2.0

    Fuji X-M1 Terrible in low light

    By Thy

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

    This camera in general is very good. When you have enough light outdoor, the pictures are very good.

    Don't count on it indoor with ambient light. You have to bump ISO really high, range of 1600, to get enough light for shutter around 1/60 or 1/90.

    Video is terrible, blurry, wrong color/white balance. Junk!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Versatile

    By Guitari

    from Brooklyn , NYC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

    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

    Downside, wish you could take longer videos.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good Travel Camera

    By North Star

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

    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. It does have a nice solid feel as the body is metal. I prefer a heavier camera and this fit the bill.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted

    By Wizard

    from Granby, CT

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

      My primary camera is a full-frame Nikon D-700.

      However, I wanted a smaller camera that could:
      1- Fit in my car glove compartment
      2- Have a large sensor (like my old Nikon D300)
      3- Provide lots of menu options
      4- Have a lens that covers 90% of the range I use
      5- Was cost effective

      While I gave on the idea of a viewfinder, the screen is outstanding so I don't miss it. Also, the menu provides for a selection that lessens the glare on the LCD screen. Works well.

      Overall, as a photographer with 50 years experience, I am very satisfied and would re-buy this camera.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great camera with some drawbacks

      By SheriBear

      from Lehi, Utah

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

        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. I can not find a single way to get it into Photoshop without making it a JPEG. Which makes the raw file obsolete, in my opinion, and is a huge deal breaker with this camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Dissappointed

        By Dennis

        from Fallbrook, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

        Recently sold APS C sized DSLR with the hopes of reducing size and weight of system without loss of quality. They Fuji XM-1 was ok on quality, however the lack of a viewfinder made framing pictures in bright light almost impossible. The next problem was with the Fuji menu system, just too complicated. They could take lessons from Nikon or Canon on that.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 1
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Build quality lacking

        By schralp

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Dials Too Loose
        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

        Didn't really have it long enough for a thorough analysis but here are my observations based on a couple days evaluation.

        Focus and handling are good indoors, files are beautiful. Command dials turn very easily however and are easy to nudge and inadvertently change settings with routine handling of the camera. Outdoors, I had trouble composing and shooting accurately even with the outdoor LCD boost. I really wanted to embrace this camera because I love shooting from high and low angles but realized I would still prefer a viewfinder for 95% of my shots.

        Most disappointing however, was the build quality; from the photos, I expected something like the X-E1 or the X-Pro. In reality, the top and bottom plates are very plasticy as is the rest of the surface. I was worried about longevity and at this price point expected better build. That said, the buttons and other controls felt solid except for the tendency of the dials to turn with minor effort.

        Bottom line, I returned it. Others may not take issue with my concerns but they were overwhelming for me.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        My New Great Toy

        By Thy

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

        I really like the camera. I was able to take pictures and transfer them to the smartphone and tablet right away.
        - size = perfect
        - weight = perfect
        - lens = quite tight during zooming, not as smooth
        - sharpness = so so. I didn't print but looking on line is very good.
        - battery = didn't take that many shots to know but been taking pictures since receiving it (2nd weeks now) and still going on the first charge.
        - I put in there the SDXC 128GB and it works fine.
        - I used the Vivitar 285HV in auto mode and it works great! The flash is too big for the cameral.
        - Focusing is problem in low light
        - I knew it before but having no viewfinder does bug me. I don't like looking at the rear monitor...too consumer like and not like "pro" :)

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        buy for great color reproduction

        By The artist

        from Tulsa, ok

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Image Stabilization

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

        Fantastic color! Have the 35mm and 18mm x lenses a am blown away with the color. Have I mentioned the color of this camera is superb. Hard to beat the sensor and processor on the x series. Buy this if you don't fantastic color reproduction need a viewfinder or go with the x pro.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8

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        3.0

        X-M1 is it for you?

        By Stan the photo man

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

        I tried to use it as a 2nd camera to my Fujifilm X-E1. The camera is physically smaller than the Fujifilm X-E1. It says so in the specs, but until you hold one in your hands, I did not know. The controls are a little different on the back of the camera, with most of them the same as the X-E1. I knew that it did not have a viewfinder. The screen does pull out to use for low and high subjects.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 5
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Fujifilm X-M1 Review

        By PictureBreeze.com

        from Concan, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver):

        I've used the Fujifilm X-100 before and I loved it. It had a few downsides and shortcomings but I was really in love with the concept of using a beautiful vintage design and combining it with simple manual controls and modern sensor and electronics technology.
        Which means for this review, I might compare the X-M1 to the X-100 here and there.
        Here's my personal list of pros and cons without getting into too many technical details.

        CONS
        1. The body housing is made of plastic. You probably won't see it, but I felt it somehow. The X-100 had an all metal housing and just felt more solid and more valuable.

        2. Mounting the X-M1 to a tripod will introduce two problems. First, just like with the X-100, if you have a standard tripod quick release plate attached to the body, you can't open the battery/memory card compartment. Second, since the tiltable LCD screen will fold down when you want to use it in a different position, the quick release plate of the tripod will block any movement. There's simply no space to pull it away from the body.

        PROS
        1. This baby is loaded with features.

        2. Operation of all functions are much easier compared to the X-100.
        Manual focussing, almost not usable with the X-100, is a real joy with the X-M1. You can magnify your focussing area and highlight the things in sharp focus. It's really fun and easy to do it.

        3. Setting your spot focus point. What a PITA that was with the X-100. You had to use both hands to move your desired spot focus point around. Now with the X-M1, all you need is your right hands thumb. Excellent handling, thought through very well.

        4. The Quick Menu button. I'm used to designated buttons at big DSLR bodies. But you don't have the space for lots of buttons on a tiny compact camera like the X-M1. That's why I was very pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to this "Q" button which will open a screen of the most used adjustment settings. Things like focus mode, self-timer, image stabilizer mode and many other things can be set here simply by dialing one of the two main wheels. Very easy to work with.

        5. Modern camera features. Finally. The main body I do most of my assignment photography with is the Nikon D800. I absolutely love that camera for many benefits, but to be honest, I think a modern DSLR body should not be lacking of so many features. Tiltable display – come on, that's a must have. I don't want to dig my chin into the dirt for taking low angle shots. The X-M1 features a nice and large tiltable display. WiFi capabilities – yes, the X-M1 has it, the big D800 and the small X-100 don't. Same applies to GPS or Geo Tagging features.

        6. Not to forget – you can change your lens at the X-M1

        7. The sensor is simply amazing at capturing image details and colors. It's the same sensor that's built into the X-E1 and the X-Pro1. It's just a pleasure to have this level of technology backing up your creativity.

        All in all the X-M1 seems to be much more mature in regards of features and usability than the X-100.

        THINGS I'M STILL UNDECIDED ABOUT

        The kit lens. I shot about 300 to 500 images so far. The lens is obviously not the Ferrari among lenses but I was actually still quite pleased with the results. The image stabilizer works wonders. Seriously, I shot hand held images at 1/20s at ISO 2500 sharp and detailed enough to use for stock photography. However, the form factor of this lens beats the purpose of having this camera at all. I want to use this camera as a small "put-it-into-your-pocket-and-take-it-wherever-you-go" device. That lens is not big, but it's still way too big to carry it with you all the time. So my strategy is actually to sell the kit lens and then purchase the super slim Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 lens.

        THINGS I DID NOT MENTION

        Yeah, the X-M1 does have a lot more auto programs, filters and processing features some people might want to use. I don't use auto programs so I can't even leave a well-informed comment.

        The "missing" viewfinder. Might be a big deal for some people but it isn't to me. When I first used the X-100 it became quickly uncomfortable to look through the viewfinder. I just find the body too small to have your eye on it while trying to make adjustments with your fingers. So I learned to use the LCD screen instead whenever I use such a small camera. And it got pretty comfortable and that's why I don't even miss the viewfinder on the X-M1 at all.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent camera and kit lens

        By travelingman

        from northampton, ma

        Pros

        • High Iso Capacity
        • Outstanding Color
        • Outstanding image quality
        • Sharp Kit Lens
        • Small Light Body

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • DSLR replacement
          • Every day use
          • Travel

          Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Black XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

          Several years ago, I stopped lugging my dSLR when traveling and moved to a sony nex which served its purpose But, I wanted better image quality and have followed with interest the raves of IQ in the x-E1. But, I found that large and expensive for my needs. Hence, my interest when the x-m1 appeared.It has fully met my expectations! It is small and comfortable in the hand; not pocketable, but promises to be a fine travel companion. The camera is solid in feel. The image quality is spectacular with outstanding colors. ISO of 6400 has produces images that I will have no problem making large prints. The kit lens is very sharp; amazing value at $100 with the body. The camera focuses fast; it only struggles if dark and the subject has no contrast. But very acceptable. The x-m1 will now be my every day camera, not just for travel.

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          • No

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