The X-M1 is the third model in Fujifilm's X-system after the X-Pro1 and X-E1, and offers a distinctly different design approach with no eye-level viewfinder, a tilting rear-screen, and dual electronic control dials. It uses Fujifilm's proprietary 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor which offers an ISO range of 200-6400 in RAW and 100-25600 in JPEG, and is also capable of Full HD movie recording at 30 fps. Despite the camera's small size there's still a decent amount of external control, meaning the camera should appeal to beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Camera
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“ The best thing about the X-M1 is its top-notch photo quality. While the bundled 16-50mm lens produces good results, photos taken on Fuji's prime lenses are truly stunning.”
- 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
- ISO 200-6400 (expandable to to 12800 and 24600)
- 1080/30fps HD video (.MOV/H.264)
- 49-point AF
- Up to 5.6 FPS continuous shooting
- 3 inch tiltable LCD with 920,000 dots
- Built-in flash with hot shoe
- Built-in WiFi connectivity
- Fujifilm X-Mount compatible
- 8 Advanced Art Filters, film simulation modes, plus PSAM
- Raw, JPEG, and Raw+JPEG
- SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||EXR Processor II|
|ISO||AUTO / Equivalent to ISO200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Supported with OIS type lens|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Manual pop-up flash)|
|Flash range||7.00 m (ISO200m)|
|External flash||Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|Flash modes||Auto / Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Slow Synchro / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander|
|Continuous drive||Yes (5.6 fps)|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec.)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min./1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min.|
|Storage types||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)|
|Wireless notes||Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image / Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, PC Autosave|
|Remote control||Yes (RR-90 (sold separately))|
|Battery description||NP-W126 battery and BC-W126 charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz)|
|Dimensions||117 x 67 x 39 mm (4.6 x 2.62 x 1.54″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The X-M1 is Fujifilm's entry-level mirrorless camera with its unique X-Trans sensor. While it lacks the build quality and EVF of the more expensive X-E1, it adds a sharper, tilting LCD and Wi-Fi. The X-M1 is capable of taking incredibly sharp photos with very little noise. Performance is very good, although AF speeds are not as quick as the best-in-class mirrorless cameras.The camera is missing a few other handy features too, like an electronic level and remote control via Wi-Fi.
Those seeking a relatively inexpensive mirrorless camera with top-notch photo quality and a wide selection of manual controls.
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Electronic viewfinder lovers and video enthusiasts
I have been playing with the X-M1 for two days, and so far I love it. The colors are superb (tank you Fuji), and the noise is not a problem up to ISO 6400. My only issue so far is the fact that the included RAW converter (Silkypix) can't duplicated the camera JPEGs (colors and contrasts don't match), but the in-camera's RAW converter can, although it's an hassle to have to proceed that way. Focusing is good and relatively fast, but kind of struggle in low light, even with the assist lamp. Ove ...
Nice picture and pocket size
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). Of course, Leica price ...
good JPEG poor RAW support bad interface useless if you want to take HDR picture since bracketing is limited to small increments well short of the +/- 2EV needed Fuji offers no firmware upgrades for bracketing gathering dust in my closet went back to my Pentax Avoid! G2D
moving from fuji x100, should i buy x-pro 1 or x-m1? need help.
hi fellow Fuji user, yesterday i just sold my ol trusty x100 to my friend for a good price, now i want to buy a new fuji, but a lil bit confused for what should i buy? here in Indonesia, they gave a promotion on fuji x-pro 1, idr 18.000.000,- or around USD 1500 $ for 2 lenses ( 35 1.4 + 18-55 2.8-4 ) or fuji x-m1 + 18-55 = 708 USD if money is no problem and i want to have a faster AF camera, which one should i choose?
Hello fellow user, I have an X-M1! I was deciding between an x20 and x100 (x100s is just too expensive for a fixed lens), and I ended up going up to an X-M1, and I am really enjoying it. It's more camera than I originally wanted, but I LOVE that it came in a small body. It's a tiny camera with a big punch. The rotatable LCD came in VERY handy since I prefer taking pictures at odd angles (really high above my head, or flat on the ground where I can't see it). Most people were poo-pooing that it didn't have a viewfinder, and after I had a photo session, I realized that I would never really use a view finder. It's obviously not on the same level as an X-Pro1, but it can talk the talk and walk the walk pretty comparably for a camera that's not as heavy and bulky. Bottom line, I ended up choosing it because with the 35mm lens, it was basically like having an X100 with a rotatable LCD screen, and the streamlined design fit me well. Here are my albums if you want to see some example pictures: Continue Reading
Stephen787 wrote: for you, x - pro 1. x-m1 is for those people who carry their phone , or ipad, or tiny little digicam to take picture in major tourist location. For some reason, an apple drop on their head and suddenly like magic, they decided to buy x-m1 type of camera. Or because their friend had an x-pro 1 and after they compare the photos next to each other on the computer with a good monitor, then they decided to upgrade, but do not want to spend as much money. Or such person does not exists, and fujifilm made up their target audience. I bought the X-M1 because I get same IQ as X-Pro1 for 40% of the price in a 40% smaller body. Continue Reading
Christionk wrote: ryan2007 wrote: Christionk wrote: hi fellow Fuji user, yesterday i just sold my ol trusty x100 to my friend for a good price, now i want to buy a new fuji, but a lil bit confused for what should i buy? here in Indonesia, they gave a promotion on fuji x-pro 1, idr 18.000.000,- or around USD 1500 $ for 2 lenses ( 35 1.4 + 18-55 2.8-4 ) or fuji x-m1 + 18-55 = 708 USD if money is no problem and i want to have a faster AF camera, which one should i choose? Assuming the Firmware updates at least for the XE-1 are current as well as for the lenses, get the XE-1. Micro Four Thirds could be an option if the smaller sensor size is not a factor. Something like the Panasonic GX-7 or GH-3 body with the Panasonic 12-35 mm 2.8 which is a 24-70 equivalent close to the Fuji 18-55 equivalent range 28-80 mm Cost for Panasonic would be about $2,000 US, but for sake of the video side Panasonic will be WAY better than Fuji if that matters. It is also rumored on October 18 new Fuji camera ... Continue Reading
OMD EM-5 vs Fuji X-M1
I need to buy a camera before christmas, so I am indecisive between the Olympus EM-5 and Fuji X-M1. which one has a better quality? for me image quality and autofocus is more important than EVF or OVF? I like both and ready to invest on the OMD but I am not sure if it will deliver a better image quality than the fuji XM-1 because of the sensor size. please help.. PS.. size of the whole camera is important for me too.
To my mind the difference in what each camera can produce would be due to the lenses and operator's abilities. Nuances in output afaic are nuances, and the camera that suits one's sensibility more (in styling, controls, and lens offerings) would be what tips the scales for an individual. Continue Reading
in the samsum forum is a thread on the first page regarding autofocus. There viking79, a forum member with experience with many mirrorless system, wrote: I think this is the truth with AF, also in 2013/2014. Continue Reading
lcd display and low light photography, any suggestion?
I recently bought an X-M1. I'm having some issues with the lcd display, especially for low light photos. It usually brightens up and doesn't seem to show the same amount of light perceived by the eyes, it's much brighter. For such reason I'm having troubles finding the correct settings. In auto settings the picture is usually too bright. I wouldn't mind shooting manual but I need better guidance by the display. Any suggestion? Thanks.
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- Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Camera
- Lens kit includes XF 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
- Li-ion battery NP-W126
- Battery charger BC-W126
- Shoulder strap
- Body cap
- CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.)
- Owner's manual