Fuji X-M1 review

Fuji X-M1 review

Our original Fuji X-M1 announcement story

The Fuji X-M1 becomes the latest new camera in the Fuji X camera range, incorporating the same APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the Fuji X-Pro1, which has out-performed full-frame DSLRs in our previous testing.

Fuji X-M1 brings full-frame image quality to compact, lightweight body

The Fuji X-M1 brings the 16.3-megapixel sensor to a much smaller and compact body, weighing just 330g. What’s more, the sensor is designed to minimise distortion whilst increasing its power to resolve fine detail by removing the optical low pass filter.

The Fuji X-M1 uses the same sensor as the X-Pro1Among the new Fuji camera’s key specifications are an ISO range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, which can be expanded to ISO 12,800 and 25,600.

Fuji says the X-M1’s EXR Processor II offers start-up times of 0.5secs, shutter time lag of 0.05secs and a maximum burst speed of 5.6fps (max 30 frames).

Also on-board the Fuji X-M1 is a tillable 920k-dot LCD monitor, built-in flash (rated at the equivalent of Guide Number 7, hotshot and Wi-Fi, which allows photographers to transfer their pictures immediately to their smartphone or tablet PC using a dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera App”.

Fuji X-M1 key specs

Users can also view and import pictures and videos to the camera from a smartphone or tablet PC. The function can also retrieve location data from your smartphone to add the information to pictures you take.

Finally, the camera also boasts a PC Autosave feature allowing you to back up your photos to your home PC.

The Fuji X-M1 is capable of recording full HD video at 30 frames per second, and users can apply creative effects to their movies using its range of Film Simulation options.

Other key features of the Fuji X-M1 include in-camera raw processing, a 49-point AF system and 8 art filters, as well as a Q button for frequently used features.

The Fuji X-M1 is available in black, silver and brown, and comes with the new Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens.


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