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FujifilmX-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Silver)
 
4.4

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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 (5)
  • Family photos (3)
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5.0

Excellent

By UrQuan3

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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 (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

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Pros

  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (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 (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

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    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 (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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    • 7
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    4.0

    Fuji Newbie

    By Blackhawk in Wing Country

    from Troy, MI

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    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 (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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