Fujifilm X-M1

Released July, 2013
  • 16 MP
  • APS-C 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The raw files have a significantly wider tonal range that gives greater scope for post capture adjustment, while the JPEGs are intended to look good straight from the camera.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
8.5 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Fujifilm X-M1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Fujifilm X-M1
n.d.
PEN E-PL5
n.d.
Pen E-P5
n.d.
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Fujifilm X-M1
6.6
PEN E-PL5
7.7
Pen E-P5
8.0
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Fujifilm X-M1
8.2
PEN E-PL5
9.2
Pen E-P5
9.3
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Fujifilm X-M1
9.0
PEN E-PL5
9.5
Pen E-P5
9.3
Reviews from dpreview.com, reviews.cnet.com and techradar.com

8.5

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Fujifilm X-M1
8.5
PEN E-PL5
9.2
Pen E-P5
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Fujifilm X-M1

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Fujifilm X-M1
381 ms
Pen E-P5
196 ms
PEN E-PL5
221 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Fujifilm X-M1
55 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
Alpha NEX-6
23 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Fujifilm X-M1
1,700 ms
Fujifilm X-A1
500 ms
PEN E-PL5
600 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Fujifilm X-M1
10 fps
Fujifilm X-A1
5.6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Fujifilm X-M1
350 photos
Lumix DMC-GM1
230 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Fujifilm X-M1


7.7
To see the X-M1 at its best, you'll want to attach one of Fuji's excellent prime lenses, which produce truly impressive sharpness.

7.8

8.0
In our real world testing, we have found that the camera is more than capable of producing images with pleasant contrast and vibrant colours throughout the sensitivity range.

Overall

8.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Sharpness is also surprisingly good, with similar performance from a wide-open aperture to the point at which diffraction starts kicking in.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
The amount you gain at the wide-angle end of things is much more significant than the slight loss of reach at the telephoto end.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
If you lens has image stabilization, you'll be able to take advantage of it.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)

Sensor

The X-M1 has a whopping four types of bracketing, including for exposure, ISO, Film Simulation mode (mentioned below), and Dynamic Range.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
Do note that when shooting Raw images, you can only bracket for exposure - ISO, Film Simulation and Dynamic Range bracketing are all unavailable.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
With many cameras, additional detail can be gained by shooting Raw and post-processing but that's not the case with the X-M1, as the JPEG is engine is excellent.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)

Screen

The one here is very good, with 920k dots and the same 3:2 aspect ratio as the pictures you're taking.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
If you're having difficulty using the display outdoors, you can turn on the 'monitor sunlight' mode, which makes things a little too bright.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
It can tilt to face almost directly downwards for overhead shots, or upwards for waist-level shooting.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)

Image quality

You'll notice some new options - primarily 'daylight' and 'low light' simulation modes and the option to 'normalize' resolution to simulate print and web output, as well as 100.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
You'll wait for just over a second before you can take another shot, regardless of the image quality setting.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
The camera focuses well in low light, and took less than a second to acquire its subject.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)

Viewfinder

Like other rangefinder-style cameras, there's not much of a grip on the X-M1, though it's good enough.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
Since the X-M1 lacks an electronic viewfinder, you'll compose and review all of your photos on the LCD.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)
The X-M1 loses the electronic viewfinder of its big brother, but gains a tilting 3-inch LCD in return.
by DPReview (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3264
Size APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 23.0 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 49
Supports continuous Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 67 x 39 mm
Thickness 39 mm
Weight 330 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
WiFi Yes
Automatic panorama No
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps
Battery life 350 photos
Continuous shooting
  1. 10 fps
  2. 2 fps
Focus lag 381 ms
Shutter lag 55 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms
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