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Fujifilm X-M1 Compact System 16MP Digital Camera Kit with 16-50mm Lens and 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)
Overall score: 77%
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- 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
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||350 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Compatible Mountings||Fujifilm X|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5.6 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||920000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2 / RAW (RAF format) / RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180 sec|
|Flash Type||dedicated TTL Flash compatible|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||TTL Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|HDMI Type||Mini HDMI Type C|
|ISO Range||AUTO / Equivalent to ISO200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.62 x 1.54 x 4.6 inches|
|Item Display Weight||9.88 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.73 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||8.7 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.2 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.756 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||0.60 m centimeters|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,896|
|Metering||Multi, Average, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||EXR Processor II|
|Remote Control Description||RR-90 (sold separately)|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Ultra Sonic Vibration|
|Shipping Weight||2.95 pounds|
|Style Name||16-50mm Lens Kit|
|Supported Battery Types||NP-W126 battery and BC-W126 charger|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
Review summary from DPReview
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, like an electronic level and remote control via Wi-Fi.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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From the Manufacturer
More camera in a compact, More impact in every photo.
Stylish and compact, yet possessing the power to capture every scene with unprecedented image quality and richness of color reproduction. It's everything you wished for in one camera, and more.
X-M1. A small camera with the big impact.
Step out with DSLR-style agility
Compact and lighter than a typical DSLR, but delivering uncompromising resolution rivaling its bulky cousins. The classic lines of the small body invite you to take it with you wherever you go. The impact of what the FUJIFILM X-M1 offers will motivate you to get out there and seize every moment.
Simple "One Handed" Operation
All dials and buttons are arranged on the right of the LCD for easy and direct control at your fingertips.
Large APS-C sensor for beautiful "bokeh"
Capture impressive images with the hallmark of professional photography — a beautiful softly defocused "bokeh" background. Mount a fixed focal length lens for a more circular "bokeh" effect.
Capture each strand of hair in crisp detail
Due to the X-Trans CMOS sensor architecture that eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and integrates FUJFILM's originally developed color filter array, the FUJIFILM X-M1 reproduces scenes with resolution and clarity rivaling a larger sensor.
Wi-Fi Button (Fn button) Just playback and select the photos you want to transfer and press the Wi-Fi button (Fn: Function button) on the top of the camera body to send photos to your smartphone or tablet. No ID or password. It's that easy.
High Sensitivity for noise-free and blur-free photos even in low light
The high sensitivity performance of the X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR PROCESSOR II lets you capture low-light scenes with crisp clarity, free from noise. Turn up the sensitivity and capture dynamic scene with confidence, even in dark conditions. You can shoot without a tripod and without fear of camera shake ruining your results.
Inimitable FUJIFILM color
FUJIFILM color reproduction quality is the sum of about 80 years of photographic film know-how. From beautiful soft skin tones to the deep azure of the skies, FUJIFILM captures each scene just as your eye sees it and saves your memory as an exceptional photo.
Effortlessly take photos like a pro with Advanced SR AUTO
Advanced SR AUTO automatically optimizes shutter speed, aperture and other settings. It instantly recognizes 58 scene types and then selects the most appropriate settings. All you do is frame, press the shutter and enjoy pro-class photo quality.
High-speed Response Keeps You in Synch with the Moment
From the instant you spot your shot and switch ON your FUJIFILM X-M1, its high-speed performance will ensure the magic of the moment does not escape your lens.
Capture moving subjects with 5.6 fps (max. 30 frames**) high speed continuous shooting
Ideal for shooting children, pets and other subjects that seem to be constantly on the go, this built-in function lets you record a burst of up to 30 frames at a speed of 5.6 fps and then select the best shot.
QUICK START MODE
From SLEEP to ON in about 0.5 sec. After turning OFF the power, the FUJIFILM X-M1 enters a "sleep" mode (for a maximum of 24 minutes). If the power is turned ON during this time, the FUJIFILM X-M1 "wakes up" instantly, reducing the normal startup time from 1.0 sec. to approx. 0.5 sec. ready for you to frame and capture the moment.
The design of the FUJIFILM X-M1 prioritizes "photographing"
FUJIFILM X-M1 comes with a variety of shooting modes. Rotate the Mode Dial to quickly select the mode that suits your shooting scene or purpose.
Twin Command Dials. Enjoyment of unlimited possibilities under your thumb.
Twin command dials on the upper control deck are ergonomically positioned for instant adjustment of aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation. The intuitive ease of analog dial operation invites the exploration of photographic possibilities. Before long, you will be mastering bokeh effects, experimenting with how brightness transforms creative expression, and stretching your skills as a photographer.
New Filter Array
Higher degree of randomness with an array of 6 x 6 pixel units.
X-Trans CMOS sensor incorporates an original color filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). These filters are used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. The X-Trans CMOS sensor array lets the sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens, achieving an unprecedented level of resolution.
Fn button for one-touch access to a frequently used function
Assign any one of the following frequently used functions to the Fn (Function) button and enjoy smooth one-touch controls during shooting:
PREVIEW DEPTH OF FIELD / ISO (Default setting) / SELF-TIMER / IMAGE SIZE / IMAGE QUALITY / DYNAMIC RANGE / FILM SIMULATION / PHOTOMETRY / AE AF LOCK / INSTANT AF / FOCUS MODE / FACE DETECTION / LOCATION INFO SEARCH / MOVIE / RAW
One Touch Movie Recording Button
A one-touch Movie Recording Button enables you to capture all the action in Full HD.
Q (Quick Menu) Button
Just press the Q (Quick Menu) button, you can skip directly to a list display of ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings. It is possible to swiftly change settings while shooting.
With the ability to tilt the monitor up or down about 90 degrees, you can stretch your arms overhead to frame and shoot high angle shots over a crowd, or low down to capture a different perpective from the ground up.
Bright, high-resolution LCD. Comfortable, clear viewing when tilted or under strong sunlight.
The large, high-contrast, 920K-dot 3.0-inch LCD features an ultra-wide viewing angle for easy framing of shots even at extreme angles. For clear monitor viewability in bright, outdoor conditions, the FUJIFILM X-M1 is ready with a built-in Sunlight Mode.
Focus Point Zoom
Zoom in on the focus point of the captured image to check focal precision, blur, etc.
After shooting, take advantage of the wide array of handy playback functions including Shooting Data display to review which settings were used when the image was taken, Focus Point Zoom for zooming in to check focal precision and picture quality, and "Red Eye Correction" for automatic detection and correction of any red-eye effect in portraits, in-camera, after the shot is taken. Also in the Micro Thumbnail View, you can display up to 100 thumbnail images on screen at once.
Super Intelligent Flash
Automatically delivering the ideal amount of flash for every scene, the FUJIFILM X-M1 clearly and brightly captures faces even under strong backlit or dark conditions. Also when shooting macro shots in dim lighting, this smart flash prevents the washout of the subject and background. When even more light is required or you're shooting with the lens hood attached, you can use a separately sold TTL flash.
Advanced Filters. Transform photos into original works of art.
Featuring a choice of 8 artistic effects, Advanced Filters make artistic photography as easy as pressing the shutter. Before you shoot, you can preview the effect on the LCD monitor and even fine-tune brightness.
Style: 16-50mm Lens Kit | Color: Black
Top Customer Reviews
After 1 year of use, I have to warn people about one thing:
(1) The Fuji X-Trans sensor/engine tends to smear details in skin tones. Skin can look very "smeared" almost like plastic. This makes me hesitant to use it for any important events where the primary subject would be people.
Shooting RAW eliminates the smeared skin details, but then I have to spend time massaging files in Lightroom, and RAW files are around ~32mbs each. At that size, I'd rather shoot D810 RAW files.
So, for the price, my X-M1 is relegated to travel snapshots. I still enjoy using it with the Q menu because it's so flexible and easy to change settings on the fly. But anytime people are the main subject, I will not pick the X-M1 as my first choice.
(Side note: because of the X-Trans sensor's tendency to smear details in skin, I returned the X100s since I already had the X-M1 for travel. I also reduced the rating to 4-stars because of this shortcoming.)
---- END 1 Year UPDATE ----
The Fuji X-M1 is an excellent camera. As the cheapest Fuji interchangeable lens camera, I was looking at the X-M1 as an introduction into the Fuji X system. This Fuji APS-C X sensor receives a lot of hype, and this camera does not disappoint. The build quality seems good and feels durable. The overall size with the kit lens is also much smaller than I had initially thought from pictures.
Out of camera JPEGS (with some slight tweaks) are very good. I'm glad that I don't have to spend as much time massaging RAW files in Lightroom.
If you're considering the following cameras, I think the X-M1 is better than the following:
* Olympus E-PM2, E-PL5.Read more ›
I currently own an old Canon DSLR - 1000D or similar - and had it for four plus years. So since last year I have been hunting for a replacement, one which lets me overcome the limitations of the current camera (more of that in a minute), leverages my investments in canon line-up (specifically: EF 17-40mm L, EF 50mm 1.8, EX 460 flash).
I will go through my experiments/purchases, coming from a DSLR user, share how did I end up buying the X-M1 .. and what I think about it
What was I looking for:
1. Shooting in low light - my current camera maxed out at a sort-of unusable 1600 ISO. I bought a flash and learnt how to bounce it etc - but with new cameras and capabilities, the point of flash in casual settings became less and less frequent.
2. I gained a decent bit of expertise on using manual controls - using AEV, aperture and shutter settings - and getting delicious bokeh. So advanced controls was another thing I wanted in my new camera.
3. Video capabilities: I saw sample videos of DSLR cameras - and wanted to be able to take videos with the bokeh in the background, and do low light videography with high image quality
4. More resolution: In-spite of what other people say about resolution - I like to blow up the image and look at it - admire tiny details that might be missed in the overall shot when looked on the overall photo. Obviously this depends on the shot.. but my 10MP felt limiting
5. Good image quality with JPEGs: I didn't know I felt I needed better quality at first other that low light - but didnt want to loose image quality. That said - I dont do RAW conversions - and I know I am probably not going to do it in the future either.
6.Read more ›
Pros: Photo quality, tilt flash, great lenses available, very cool filters built in, Fn and Q buttons, start up speed.
Cons: Occasional focus issues, grip does not feel very secure, repetitive menus,
This camera feels really well built, it feels like you have something great in your hand. The grip on this camera is not all that great, the camera just does not feel secure when you are holding it. I would like to get the additional grip handle but I do not want to increase the size of this camera. Speaking of size, even with my compact lens, don't expect to put this in any kind of pocket. I wish this camera was a little smaller. The battery on this camera lasted me most of the day, around 300 pictures. I really like the flash on this camera, you can tilt the flash up or down, so you can get very cool effects. The screen is good enough to use outdoors, and the tilt feature is great for taking overhead shots. The camera starts up quick and takes pictures very quickly as well. The pictures, when the camera manages to focus, are beautiful! I am absolutely in love with the picture quality. Well worth having compared to the drawbacks.
Update : October 5 --
So I have been shooting with this camera for a few weeks now, mainly with the 27mm lens, and I realized a few things.
Why I'm gonna keep it:
1. I love the quality of pictures, they are insanely wonderful.
2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The camera tech just keeps getting better. This Fuji X-M1 is perfect for me and the price is great. No eye view port that I would not use anyway. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mick Kent
I found the battery charger, hood, and strap and take back everything I said before. Experience is very good.
sorry , regards,
paul de graaf
If you're a novice photographer and you're reading this review, stop reading now. This review isn't going to talk about any of the features you'll want to use and this camera is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ivan Singer Photography
So, after saving for a long time, and having done extensive research on cameras and photography, I decided to purchase The Fujifilm X-M1 camera. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Tuffin
Bought with lens package for $399. Was planning to buy a higher quality lens, but have been happy enough with the combo lens that I'm holding off for now. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Hansen
Excellent camera. Honestly can't find any faults. If you're looking for a reasonably priced, good alrounder this is it. Great build quality and excellent picture quality.Published 7 months ago by Rich
I was considering a Canon G7 as a hiking and backpacking camera. But the sale price and reviews sold me on this camera. Adaptors will let me use my Nikon lenses on this camera. Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Der
Nice cam, it's a prefect choice to capture your precious moments.Published 8 months ago by O Berger