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Fuji X-M1 review

Fujifilm's smaller, more affordable X-series CSC

Fuji X M1 review

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Colours straight from the Fuji X-M1 are bright and punchy without being overly saturated. To increase the vibrancy, you can choose to shoot in the classic Velvia simulation mode.

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The new 16-50mm kit lens is a flexible option for your first lens, and offers an equivalent of 24-76mm in 35mm terms. Fuji claims that this lens is a better performer than standard kit lenses, and we've certainly found it very capable during our test.

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Even when shooting at high sensitivities (this image is ISO 1600), the Fuji X-M1 is capable of resolving a large amount of detail. Examining this image at 100% does reveal some image smoothing in the fine knits, but considering it was shot at ISO 1600, the sensor has coped well.

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General purpose metering does a good job of helping to produce balanced exposures even when the contrast in a scene is a high. To get even better results, switch to spot metering.

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There's plenty of detail in this shot, while image stabilisation has done a good job of keeping the image blur-free, despite it being a hand-held shot.

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The number of lenses available for the Fuji X system is fairly limited, though it is growing. This image was shot with the 60mm f/2.8 optic.

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When shooting under artificial lighting, the Fuji X-M1 has a tendency to err towards warmer tones, so it might be preferable to switch to a more specific white balance setting if the camera is struggling.

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The new 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens is a good carry around option, because it gives an equivalent focal length of around 41mm. With its capability to shoot as wide as f/2.8, it's also useful when light levels drop.

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The 60mm f/2.8 lens makes an ideal lens for shooting portraits, because it helps to capture the maximum amount of detail and is roughly equivalent to 90mm.

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You can also choose to shoot in black and white by using film simulation modes. These enable you to shoot in raw format, so if you change your mind about the simulation down the line, you can work with a 'clean' version.

Digital filters

A number of digital filters are available on the Fuji X-M1, which can be accessed via the Advanced section of the mode dial. Images shot with these filters can only be shot in JPEG format.

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Toy Camera filter

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Miniature filter

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Pop Colour filter

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High Key filter

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Low Key filter

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Dynamic Tone filter

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Soft Focus filter

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, MOV
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityEuP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance300 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeX-Trans CMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-W126
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height66 mm
Width116.8 mm
Depth33 mm
Autofocus Points49
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsPCM
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX-M1
Product NameX-M1 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC11650A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information
  • D-SLR quality in a compact body.
  • The large APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS and EXR PROCESSOR II achieve impressive colour reproduction and high resolution.
  • One Handed Operation & versatile 3.0-inch, 920K-dot Tilting LCD screen.
  • Select from our diverse range of X mount interchangeable lenses.
  • Wireless Image Transfer allows instant sharing via mobile devices.
Battery Life350 Shot
Package Contents
  • X-M1 Mirrorless Camera
  • FUJINON XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS
  • Li-Ion Battery NP-W126
  • Battery Charger BC-W126
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker