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FujifilmX-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Silver)
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Great resolution (4)
  • Large clear LCD (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Travel (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome Camera

    By Fazzad

    from Manvel, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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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    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 Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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.

    • 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 Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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 Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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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      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 Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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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      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 Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Silver 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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