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FujifilmX-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Great resolution (5)
  • Large clear LCD (5)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good battery life (3)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (7)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Insane value for X-Trans Sensor body

By newfujiuser

from new york, ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable Tonal Range
  • Sharp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

    At the current price of $ for the body only, this is a great way to get X-TRANS Sensor images with Fuji glass and spend more of your budget on the lenses.Auto-ISO mode with aperture priority and minimum shutter speed settings allows for easy exposure comp live view on the LCD, although when it's very low light the minimum shutter speed function doesn't seem to kick in.Quick menu is a little laggy after a good amount of use, but it's no big deal really for what you can get with this camera.You can bracket ISO, Film Simulations, and HDR settings, which is something I dont think other brands offer at this level of camera.

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    5.0

    Love this camera

    By Corot2

    from Coconut creek, florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Sharp
    • Small

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Photojournalism
    • Street
    • Travel

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

    Very fast has no viewfinder but for street with a flip out screen makes it great and very subtle and the perfect complement to the xe 1
    When you put the 27 f2.8 it looks like a point and shoot to anyone yet has the capabilities of my XE 1 when used correctly

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    5.0

    Fujifilm X-M1 camera

    By Chuck

    from Metro NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Travel

      Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Brown):

      Easy to use, lightweight, attractive; good companion to X-T1

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By UrQuan3

      from Huntsville, AL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

      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. This proved to be an amazing pairing, but I will review the lens separately.The white balance will often realize what your subject is and adjust for your benefit (sunsets are great), while you can still have the RAW if you want to do your own adjustments later.For those that want more control, the camera does have two wheels for adjustments. The second wheel is in an unconventional location, but I got used to it quickly. Many lenses also support ring adjustment.The flash can be pulled back with a finger and aimed at the ceiling instead of the subject for built-in indirect lighting.The menu system is fairly easy to use. While it is not fool proof, I'd rank it among the easier to use camera menus.The WiFi proved to be far more useful than I expected. Using a free Android app, I was able to email out pictures from the camera without the need of a laptop or card reader. There is also a way to use your phone's GPS for geo-tagging photos.I do wish there was a compact zoom lens for point-and-shoot like uses like the micro four-thirds system has, but the photos I get from this lens are excellent.

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      5.0

      An excellent fun camera

      By Wizard

      from North Granby, CT

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

        Normally, I use a Nikon D700,but I also wanted a camera that I could easily fit in my car's glove compartment, had a large sensor, and a flexible viewfinder screen. Now, when I see something worth photographing, I have a camera right in the car. The sensor size gives me very high quality photos and the flexible viewfinder gives me an opportunity to take pictures from angles not conveniently possible with a standard DSLR viewfinder. It is a fun camera to use.

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        4.0

        Great Second Body for X-System Owners

        By Victor

        from Redmond, WA

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        Pros

        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Needs Larger Hand Grip
        • Needs Touch-screen

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

        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.

        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. I read the many online reviews and had some hesitation over the focus performance compared to the hybrid phase and contrast detection on my X-E2 as well as the greater use of plastic for the body. With the camera in my hand I'm no longer concerned. The focus is snappy enough for non-action shots. Yes, it occasionally won't lock on low-contrast subjects, but a slight shift in the focus area normally solves that problem. As for the camera construction, despite the greater use of plastic it's a solid body and doesn't feel cheap. Another plus is that it uses the same battery as my X-E2 so I don't need to buy separate spares and pack another charger.

        The negatives are superfluous shooting modes geared towards beginners which I can ignore (and are beginners really able to figure out which of the seven auto/scene settings on the mode dial they should use?) and more menu-diving to access certain functions. The lack of an EVF is also an inconvenience but I knew that before buying the camera and it's part of the trade-off for a lower price and more diminutive body. The buttons on the rear-right of the camera are close together due to the lack of real estate, so a touch-screen would be a good addition for a successor model. The faux-leather covering could be grippier, too.

        Compared to what I paid for the X-E2, X-M1 delivers the same great image quality and provides excellent value. As a Nikon user for more than three decades, I'm very impressed with Fuji. For my so-called "serious" photography I'll continue to use my D800E, but for virtually every other situation it'll be my Fuji equipment.

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        4.0

        Nice Little APS-C Camera

        By nuffs8

        from Pasadena, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Slow autofocus

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

        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.

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        4.0

        Fuji Newbie

        By Blackhawk in Wing Country

        from Troy, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

        I tried Fuji as I've been shooting mostly with Olympus and some of the Micro 4/3's cameras. I liked the idea of the bigger sensor and the picture quality I've been reading raves about so i purchased the XM-1 body with the 18-55 2.8-4 zoom and 27mm pancake.

        I haven't had a chance to use it a ton and am anxious to get it out for a trip to Northern Michigan in a few weeks.

        I did shoot some pics at a car show and liked what I got back. The shots do hold a lot of detail and I like the 18-55 lens I bought for the XM-1. Nice focal range, solid build but not bulky, decent ability to hold app to f4 in telephoto and pretty reasonably priced.

        I like some of the filters too especially the one with the ability to retain one color while the rest of the frame is in monochrome.

        The one thing that I hope Fuji continues to develop is a faster auto focus. This camera is great for stills not so much for action shots. The PEN cameras had this issue too but the EP-5 has definitely made big strides from the earlier PEN's. Hopefully Fuji is able to get to this level with fast AF as I think the X series especially with the lenses they are developing is a good system camera with the potential for greatness.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
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        • No

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