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Fujifilm X-M1 Compact System 16MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen - Body Only (Black) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Fujifilm X-M1 Compact System 16MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen - Body Only (Black)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 85 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 10.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   above average
Photo5.0   above average
Size4.8   above average
Color4.7   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Image4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Screen4.4   above average
DSLR4.3   above average
Light4.3   above average
Sensor4.3   above average
Lens4.2   above average
Control3.9   average
Speed3.9   average
Flash3.8   above average
Body3.5   below average
Menu3.5   below average
Button3.3   average
Focus3.1   average
Manual3.1   below average
Viewfinder2.5   below average
Video2.3   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Body

Body:
"And since X-A1 has the same plastic body as X-M1 and lacks X-Trans sensor, that would be the worst choice."
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"Frankly after being used to metal bodies of PEN cameras made by Olympus, I was shocked by this flimsy looking body."
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"The body is way, way too flimsy!"
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"The body of X-M1 is retro all right, but not in a good way!"
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"The fake leather covering on the camera body is slippery and I don't feel comfortable using just one hand with the camera."
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"I imagine this issue would be less with a smaller lens than the 16-50mm that comes in the X-M1 lens body package, but still, I found this to be more frustrating than I would like."
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"I love this little camera, the silver body with silver 27mm lens is most stylish combination."
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"( I heard that X-E1 body is very well made. )"
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"I don't want to damage this 'ANSCO' plastic body!"
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"Fuji was one of the first companies to put a great sensor in a compact body."
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"Fuji's excellent prime lenses do not have in-lens stabilization, so having it in the body would be great."
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Button

Button:
"Good points:+ Excellent image quality easily as good if not better than equivalent rivals (with a similar sensor size) Tonality is very appealing and attractive (very subjective but I like it)+ Huge latitude in raw files both highlight and shadow end with outstanding low light performance very minimal noise+ Build is solid despite being plastic feels well put together no poor joints or creaking at the seams+ Full manual controls quite good customisation and menus+ Autofocus is good for accuracy in most cases (it's reasonably quick though can't match DSLR's for speed)+ Start up is quick and the camera is responsive with no signs of lag+ Fairly good buffer around 10 shots raw and about 31 jpegs at full resolution, able to take some advantage of faster cards too+ Continuous shooting rate of 5.6fps is decent (note the points about AF)+ Large clear 3.0 LCD is the same aspect ratio as the sensor (3:2) and sharp with a 920k resolution as well as partially articulated (up and down positions) option to brighten it up for daylight shooting (it's a bit reflective though quite clear in most light)+ Battery life is quite good for a compact sized camera (I got about 390 shots per charge) flash use will shorten this+ Q menu is well laid out and avoids trips into the main menu system for most common settings+ Fn button can be user set, C position on the mode dial allows for a memory of settings to be stored (shame it is only one)+ Hot shoe allows the use of dedicated flashes or other accessories, built in flash extends a decent bit though power is a little low (GN 7)+ Consistent metering and white balance required little intervention for most shooting+ Excellent flash exposures (though will increase the ISO if you let it a little too much)+ Manual focus peak is useful though could use more colours (red yellow)+ Video is acceptable for a consumer level camera reasonable details and resolution and decent microphone quality, limited options though (you can set aperture before you start but not adjust it during recording) see cons on moire+ Good in camera raw conversions you can adjust quite a few settings too (this creates jpegs from raw files but it's handy to have)Weaker areas:- No viewfinder, and no option to add one, no AEL button (Fn can be programmed for this)- Continuous autofocus tracking is weak (cannot re-focus after the first shot on cont AF) not a good choice for sports action shooters (though with pre-focus techniques and some skill it might work)- Raw not available for ISO 100 or above ISO 6400 (jpeg only)- Jpegs overly contrasty by default and don't exploit the dynamic range of the sensor (adjusting the shadow highlights to -1 -2 helps quite a lot) tendency to crush blacks- Macro button fairly pointless (would be better to have a Fn 2 custom button)- Battery memory card slot is covered when on a tripod you can't change either (poor location)- Card write light covered by your thumb- Video shows moire and false colours when repeating patterns are in footage- No dedicated button for ISO (you can set the Fn button to this), movie button cannot be re-programmed- No sweep panoramic mode and no level gauge both are strange omissions, black and white doesn't have the filters either (red yellow etc)- 3 scene modes on the mode dial are wasting space, better to put them all in the SP setting (where the other scene modes are) This area would be better reserved for extra user settings- Top control dial is a bit easy to move (can mean exposure compensation is engaged by accident)- Flash exp compensation buried in the main menu cannot be assigned to the Fn1 button- Wi-fi has limited use you can send images to devices (even a pc if the software is installed) you can Geotag images too, you cannot control the camera via the Fuji remote app which is disappointing."
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"And, while all the options are a nice touch, I felt like there were TOO many options buttons menus features - so many so that it got confusing and took away from the main reason I love shooting pictures - the simplicity of capturing a shot."
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"This is especially frustrating since it's a multi-function button."
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"I've read through the instructions twice, and taken about 2000 photos with it, spent hours and hours using it, and still need to dig a bit to find certain menus and am hitting wrong buttons."
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"- Pop-up flash where you can tilt the flash to bounce off the ceiling for more natural lighting- It has an external flash shoe - it works with my Canon Yongnuo flashes (of course in Manual mode)- Physical buttons for quick access (easily switch aperture and shutter speeds and ISO; two dials; function button; quick movie record button)- At ISO3200, definitely still usable."
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"Despite this, the buttons and dials have a positive feel to them and everything is well assembled."
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"It's quick and simple to change shooting settings using the two command dials (which both easily fall to hand), and there are hard buttons for white balance, drive mode, and autofocus."
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"Lastly, there is a customizable button, and Fuji's excellent Q menu to gives you quick access to many shooting settings."
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"The quick menu brings most settings up with a button push, though, again, a touch screen would have been nice."
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Color

Color:
"Since this is a f3.5 the brokeh was not as nice as a 85mm, but it still produced very nice brokeh, the colors were nice and was almost as sharp as a 50mm prime throughout its range."
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"So far the color, contrast and sharpness is great, I shoot only RAW and sensor has no anti-aliasing filter for better sharpness."
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"I have learned that I am a fair photographer; i am not going to win awards, I love good travel pictures and put them in Blurb albums, I love color and love re-living my overseas trips, and occasionally I find a picture is really artsy."
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"The X-M1 is compact, lightweight and produces very nice color in the JPEGs."
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"The images have great color and low light shots at high ISO are very good."
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"Excellent camera with awesome clarity and color is just out of this world!"
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Compact

Compact:
"A good compact camera with great options, but on price and specs it would be worth comparing to this Samsung here: http: amzn."
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"I find the Olympus is more customizable and that leads me to my conclusion that this camera is sort of a compact interchangeable mirrorless bridge camera, in that it is best suited for snapshots, travel, etc with some versatility."
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"Yes, Fuji, if you can put the same advanced options like pro low light and panorama in the next upgrade I'll be thrilled, but for now this camera has everything - very compact, lightweight, solid feel, good kit zoom, initial pictures I've taken are razor sharp, fast focus, fast start up, built in flash, and I like the tilting screen."
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"Fuji was one of the first companies to put a great sensor in a compact body."
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"The X-M1 is compact, lightweight and produces very nice color in the JPEGs."
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Control

Control:
"The folks from DigitalRev have criticized the placement of the two rear control dials, saying that they are too close together, but that's ridiculous, because you're gonna need to use them in manual without lifting your eye from the VF-4 viewfinder to nail focus and exposure, esp."
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"Controls for some functions are a little hard to get to, as I am changing from all manual to automatic shooting often."
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"The Fuji X-M1 sits in the entry segment of the X series models but this one has the unique X-Trans CMOS sensor (the X-A1 has a normal bayer sensor) in other areas though these models are the same (controls functions etc)Being an entry model there are a few compromises here, firstly the most obvious one is the lack of viewfinder, secondly controls have been streamlined over higher end models and this doesn't feature the newer on sensor phase detect autofocus of the X-T1 (contrast AF here) despite this the camera still manages to achieve a very small size (very similar to the X10 20 compacts in fact slightly smaller) and it has most of the important requirements aspiring shooter might want."
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"Controls are OK for me, but for bigger hands, they can be problem."
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"The RX100 also won't be able to compete with the X-M1's DOF control and ability to render better background blur subject isolation because the RX100 doesn't have the X-M1's much larger APS-C sensor."
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"I had to fiddle with the exposure control to make them look decent."
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"I've just had it a few days and noticed: shots usable to 6400, auto iso goes to 6400, minimum speed can be set, flash throttles down very well, the exposure compensation works like the old days, almost good aperature controls with the wheel, the 16-50 lens has fantastic focus non focus gentle fade off (like an expensive lens), chunky Leica feel, somewhat quiet shutter sound, too easy to delete photos, battery life dismal (due to longer sessions), the tripod mount messes up my easy sling strap, because I know I will need to get the battery or sd card out, etc."
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"(If it it had a flip-out screen, it could do everything)- Not touch screen (Touchscreen is no gimmick - it makes it much easier to navigate)- Very very plastic build quality (Some may be turned off and surprised and feel that it's really cheap like I first did)Overall, if you want DSLR quality pictures, easy-to-carry and lightweight, as well as having advanced controls and high low angle tilt screen, this camera is definitely worth checking out."
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"I used the camera up to ISO 1600 and have been very impressed with how well this camera controls noise at those higher ISOs."
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"And, if you're someone who uses all the features of a DSLR plus accessories like light meters, external flashes, remote shutter controls, etc., you'll find it easier to just do what you know - use your DSLR."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"Holding the X-M1 wasn't as comfortable as my DSLR."
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"Make no mistake, this is an *excellent* camera, but if you already have a capable DSLR, I see no compelling reason to switch to the Fuji on a full-time basis."
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"The autofocus is indeed slower than on my DSLR and I found that annoying, but livable."
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"For newer users or those keen to keep the size down this is a very viable alternative to a DSLR, but it's not for everyone (action shooters) Grip wise a little small here I find a DSLR more comfy to hold for longer periods, everyone is unique though small suits some better than others."
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"In terns of what's on offer this is a solid offering, but bear in mind that the main advantages of this are the smaller size compared to a DSLR, it can't offer the same autofocus performance and that's an important point for moving subjects, also the size advantage tends to disappear once you use larger focal length lenses (which are no smaller than their DSLR equivalents) Look at what you needs are."
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"But in reality, it didn't offer much I wanted beyond an X20, and the X20 is arguably incrementally better than the X10....and while I was researching that I hit on a few reviews of the XM-1 that said it took...oh...extraordinary....exceptional....DSLR quality....pics."
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"To begin with I am a canon DSLR owner on my third DSLR 60d with a couple of prime lenses(50mm, 85mm) and a nice L lenses."
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"Having dragged around either an SLR or DSLR daily for some years - mostly in the name of good, clean obsessive fun - I've since come to appreciate the charms of mirrorless camera models featuring larger sensors and smaller, lighter bodies."
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Flash

Flash:
"For me, I havent really been able to overcome the two problems I found with it early on, the view finder and the flash."
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"The second feature I dislike is the pop-up flash."
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"What I dislike is the fact that even in the most automatic mode, the flash doesnt pop up on its own."
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"The overall build quality seems good solid, but a few things seems a little flimsy: the pop-up flash and the battery SD card door."
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"However, the significant downside of the flash is that it must be manually toggled."
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"I love the little onboard flash and the articulating LCD which is great for taking candids (you don't need to move the camera up to your eye, just hold it in your lap to shoot--your target has not clue."
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"I got the 128 GB sandisk card SanDisk Extreme Plus 128GB SDXC UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Speed Up To 80MB s, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDXS-128G-AFFP (if I shoot jpg, it says there is room for more than 19,000 pictures."
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"I've just had it a few days and noticed: shots usable to 6400, auto iso goes to 6400, minimum speed can be set, flash throttles down very well, the exposure compensation works like the old days, almost good aperature controls with the wheel, the 16-50 lens has fantastic focus non focus gentle fade off (like an expensive lens), chunky Leica feel, somewhat quiet shutter sound, too easy to delete photos, battery life dismal (due to longer sessions), the tripod mount messes up my easy sling strap, because I know I will need to get the battery or sd card out, etc."
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"Even for indoor with flash, with the included kit lens, it works very well."
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"Even more so when you consider the difference between the lens included with this kit and the ones I'm using on my DSLR (24-105 f 4L and 70-200 f 2.8L II IS).Other features of this camera - the built in flash is decent and can be used as a bounce flash (though a hot shoe flash would be even better) and LCD can be tilted up down (but not sideways).Now for what I don't like about this compared to a DSLR.1."
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Focus

Focus:
"Good points:+ Excellent image quality easily as good if not better than equivalent rivals (with a similar sensor size) Tonality is very appealing and attractive (very subjective but I like it)+ Huge latitude in raw files both highlight and shadow end with outstanding low light performance very minimal noise+ Build is solid despite being plastic feels well put together no poor joints or creaking at the seams+ Full manual controls quite good customisation and menus+ Autofocus is good for accuracy in most cases (it's reasonably quick though can't match DSLR's for speed)+ Start up is quick and the camera is responsive with no signs of lag+ Fairly good buffer around 10 shots raw and about 31 jpegs at full resolution, able to take some advantage of faster cards too+ Continuous shooting rate of 5.6fps is decent (note the points about AF)+ Large clear 3.0 LCD is the same aspect ratio as the sensor (3:2) and sharp with a 920k resolution as well as partially articulated (up and down positions) option to brighten it up for daylight shooting (it's a bit reflective though quite clear in most light)+ Battery life is quite good for a compact sized camera (I got about 390 shots per charge) flash use will shorten this+ Q menu is well laid out and avoids trips into the main menu system for most common settings+ Fn button can be user set, C position on the mode dial allows for a memory of settings to be stored (shame it is only one)+ Hot shoe allows the use of dedicated flashes or other accessories, built in flash extends a decent bit though power is a little low (GN 7)+ Consistent metering and white balance required little intervention for most shooting+ Excellent flash exposures (though will increase the ISO if you let it a little too much)+ Manual focus peak is useful though could use more colours (red yellow)+ Video is acceptable for a consumer level camera reasonable details and resolution and decent microphone quality, limited options though (you can set aperture before you start but not adjust it during recording) see cons on moire+ Good in camera raw conversions you can adjust quite a few settings too (this creates jpegs from raw files but it's handy to have)Weaker areas:- No viewfinder, and no option to add one, no AEL button (Fn can be programmed for this)- Continuous autofocus tracking is weak (cannot re-focus after the first shot on cont AF) not a good choice for sports action shooters (though with pre-focus techniques and some skill it might work)- Raw not available for ISO 100 or above ISO 6400 (jpeg only)- Jpegs overly contrasty by default and don't exploit the dynamic range of the sensor (adjusting the shadow highlights to -1 -2 helps quite a lot) tendency to crush blacks- Macro button fairly pointless (would be better to have a Fn 2 custom button)- Battery memory card slot is covered when on a tripod you can't change either (poor location)- Card write light covered by your thumb- Video shows moire and false colours when repeating patterns are in footage- No dedicated button for ISO (you can set the Fn button to this), movie button cannot be re-programmed- No sweep panoramic mode and no level gauge both are strange omissions, black and white doesn't have the filters either (red yellow etc)- 3 scene modes on the mode dial are wasting space, better to put them all in the SP setting (where the other scene modes are) This area would be better reserved for extra user settings- Top control dial is a bit easy to move (can mean exposure compensation is engaged by accident)- Flash exp compensation buried in the main menu cannot be assigned to the Fn1 button- Wi-fi has limited use you can send images to devices (even a pc if the software is installed) you can Geotag images too, you cannot control the camera via the Fuji remote app which is disappointing."
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"It's not perfect, nor is it pocketable, nor will it match an SLR in continuous autofocus (it's getting close in single shot scenarios)."
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"Focusing is fairly fast but not the best of the mirrorless cameras."
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"The autofocus is indeed slower than on my DSLR and I found that annoying, but livable."
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"With further use I did notice one downside In low light a little slow on focusing and taking the photo."
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"Also if using the kit lens you will be disappointed with the focus speed for quick shots, so be prepared to work around that."
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"The mirrorless Fujifilm X-M1 features a big APS-C image sensor that's capable of capturing some excellent images, but it's just a little slow to focus and fire."
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"Focus was mostly quick and accurate."
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"I've just had it a few days and noticed: shots usable to 6400, auto iso goes to 6400, minimum speed can be set, flash throttles down very well, the exposure compensation works like the old days, almost good aperature controls with the wheel, the 16-50 lens has fantastic focus non focus gentle fade off (like an expensive lens), chunky Leica feel, somewhat quiet shutter sound, too easy to delete photos, battery life dismal (due to longer sessions), the tripod mount messes up my easy sling strap, because I know I will need to get the battery or sd card out, etc."
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"The X-M1 lacks a touch screen function to more easily select the focus points and Q menu items."
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Image

Image:
"Not just good images, or acceptable....but extraordinary."
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"The other problem, and I wasn't sure why - was that many of my pics looked seriously over exposed on the monitor."
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"For example when you browse, view and image and go back it does not remember the location, which is quite annoying when there are 100+ images."
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"I wanted to get an idea how well the Fuji processing engine and sensor combined to handle a common challenging photo situation."
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"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."
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"Since I had already owned a Fuji X30 for about 9 months, I was pretty sure I'd like the x-trans sensor image quality, but not have to work as hard to separate my focal plane from the rest of the image."
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"Pros:Excellent high ISO images."
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"The mirrorless Fujifilm X-M1 features a big APS-C image sensor that's capable of capturing some excellent images, but it's just a little slow to focus and fire."
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Lens

Lens:
"The tripod screw is off centered from the lens, not good for panoramic photography."
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"Although the lens cap was broken, I had to buy extras."
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"Even premium compacts will fall behind this, but bear in mind when paired with the 16-50mm lens you don't have very good close up ability and the lens is slower esp the telephoto end."
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"It has some quirks though, especially confusing when you have an XF lens mounted with an aperture ring and an Auto switch on the lens."
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"So far, Fujifilm has released about a dozen lenses for its X system cameras with many prime lenses but, unfortunately, most of these are a bit pricey so this is definitely not a system for bargain hunters (not at this time, anyway)."
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"Great lens selection; bring your wallet!"
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"About my choice of lens adapter, I liked the design of the Fotodiox because it felt solid and the declicked aperture makes it perfect for video and stills use."
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"Was planning to buy a higher quality lens, but have been happy enough with the combo lens that I'm holding off for now."
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"Finding the hyper focal distance was not a problem for the kit lens, you can see a digital display of acceptable sharpness when manually focusing."
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Light

Light:
"An EVF would solve part of the problem by not having to light up a 3 LCD."
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"With further use I did notice one downside In low light a little slow on focusing and taking the photo."
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"Fantastic battery life, fantastic low light, tiny, what pictures."
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"And the best thing, is that it's small an light, but it is still a incredible camera."
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"The images have great color and low light shots at high ISO are very good."
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"Light and easy to use I would recommend this to anyone."
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"I'm pleased with it...the camera handle the low light very well."
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Manual

Manual:
"The folks from DigitalRev have criticized the placement of the two rear control dials, saying that they are too close together, but that's ridiculous, because you're gonna need to use them in manual without lifting your eye from the VF-4 viewfinder to nail focus and exposure, esp."
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"Controls for some functions are a little hard to get to, as I am changing from all manual to automatic shooting often."
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"I was able to figure out most of the features,however I would recommend reading the manual because there are some weird quirks."
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"After an hour or so of playing around, I thought it best to read the manual, as a few things weren't clear to me."
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"Manual mode with magnification tries really hard to correct the issue but the human eye is probably best for making sure a picture is sharp."
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"I was able to figure out most of the features,however I would recommend reading the manual because there are some weird quirks."
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"It comes with a manual that is easy to follow."
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"Speaking of, the Fuji actually comes with a pretty comprehensive printed manual."
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"I didn't need to even so much as crack the manual, and I was taking beautifully vibrant, practically noise-free photos, two minutes after the battery completed charging!"
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"The manual controls and features will easily allow someone to learn basic functionality of DSLR manual shooting without the price and commitment of DSLR gear."
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Menu

Menu:
"And, while all the options are a nice touch, I felt like there were TOO many options buttons menus features - so many so that it got confusing and took away from the main reason I love shooting pictures - the simplicity of capturing a shot."
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"It seems these two buttons get you to most of the same things (like image quality, ISO, etc), so I often got confused in knowing whether to press Menu or Q to change my settings depending on what mode I was shooting in."
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"I've read through the instructions twice, and taken about 2000 photos with it, spent hours and hours using it, and still need to dig a bit to find certain menus and am hitting wrong buttons."
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"The menus on this bad boy are difficult and confusing to use."
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"I hate having to delve into menus."
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"[As a side note, the NEX menu is incredibly frustrating for advanced users."
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"This camera has so many options and easy to use menus to customize your pictures if you want, but you can also use the auto settings for great pictures, too."
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"Because its easy to use, you dont get lost in the menus, it is fast, you turn it on and boom you can get the photo you wanted."
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"The X-M1 lacks a touch screen function to more easily select the focus points and Q menu items."
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"Another thing that Fuji gets right on all of its camera is the Q menu, which gives the user direct, easy, and quick access to the settings that most photographers will use regularly... ISO, Auto Focus settings, Dynamic Range, Noise Reduction, crop format, file format, film look emulation, anti-shake and more."
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"The standard menu system is organized well enough, but could use a little more tiding up."
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Photo

Photo:
"It takes amazing low-light photos."
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"People love the look of it, plus it takes amazing photos."
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"It's lightweight, fits in my purse, yet takes photos that look as good as those from my Canon 5DM2 -- that's a pretty good trick for such a small camera."
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"Very highly recommend, especially for someone with a good but lazy eye (takes AMAZING photos, even if left on auto- without making use of all the features)."
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"I've just had it a few days and noticed: shots usable to 6400, auto iso goes to 6400, minimum speed can be set, flash throttles down very well, the exposure compensation works like the old days, almost good aperature controls with the wheel, the 16-50 lens has fantastic focus non focus gentle fade off (like an expensive lens), chunky Leica feel, somewhat quiet shutter sound, too easy to delete photos, battery life dismal (due to longer sessions), the tripod mount messes up my easy sling strap, because I know I will need to get the battery or sd card out, etc."
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Price

Price:
"Ok, my first impression when I got my hands on this camera was a little disappointed and surprised how cheap it kind of felt because there's so much PLASTIC material on this thing...I own a Canon EOS M, solidly built like a tank with a metal body (but it does add weight), as well as a Sony NEX-5R."
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"Unfortunately one of the things you cannot spend your money is an EVF."
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"This Fuji X-M1 is perfect for me and the price is great."
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"A good compact camera with great options, but on price and specs it would be worth comparing to this Samsung here: http: amzn."
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"Finding a digital camera at a good price with all the features you want is hard, if not impossible."
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"Overall, a great purchase and worth the money for me."
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"Instantly liked the retro look of the xm1 and the price tag, did a little research and decided to give it a try."
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Quality

Quality:
"I didn't want to use my phone for all of these pictures and regret the bad quality of pictures in the far future."
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"I was disappointed in the quality of my camera phone pictures and wanted the flexibility of an interchangeable lens camera without all the bulk of a DSLR."
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"It does take videos but the quality of the videos aren't as great as I'd like them to be."
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"It seems these two buttons get you to most of the same things (like image quality, ISO, etc), so I often got confused in knowing whether to press Menu or Q to change my settings depending on what mode I was shooting in."
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"Since I had already owned a Fuji X30 for about 9 months, I was pretty sure I'd like the x-trans sensor image quality, but not have to work as hard to separate my focal plane from the rest of the image."
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"Was planning to buy a higher quality lens, but have been happy enough with the combo lens that I'm holding off for now."
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"Great build quality and excellent picture quality."
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"It's easy to use and the picture quality is great."
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Quick

Quick:
"Also if using the kit lens you will be disappointed with the focus speed for quick shots, so be prepared to work around that."
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"Focus was mostly quick and accurate."
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"- Pop-up flash where you can tilt the flash to bounce off the ceiling for more natural lighting- It has an external flash shoe - it works with my Canon Yongnuo flashes (of course in Manual mode)- Physical buttons for quick access (easily switch aperture and shutter speeds and ISO; two dials; function button; quick movie record button)- At ISO3200, definitely still usable."
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"Another thing that Fuji gets right on all of its camera is the Q menu, which gives the user direct, easy, and quick access to the settings that most photographers will use regularly... ISO, Auto Focus settings, Dynamic Range, Noise Reduction, crop format, file format, film look emulation, anti-shake and more."
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"Lastly, there is a customizable button, and Fuji's excellent Q menu to gives you quick access to many shooting settings."
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"The Fuji is a pretty quick camera overall."
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Screen

Screen:
"I missed having an optical viewfinder at times, but the tilting screen makes up for the lack of viewfinder."
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"Which would be nice for outdoor shots where it can be hard to make out the screen."
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"Instead, this camera has a great 3.0 diagonal hi-res tilting rear screen instead, three really well-placed control dials, a five button cluster to move your focus point and access some occasionally used functions, and (thankfully) no buttons on the left side of the rear of the camera."
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"I love the tilt screen it just makes taking pics so much easier, i would say very well worth the money."
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"The X-M1 lacks a touch screen function to more easily select the focus points and Q menu items."
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"Lcd screen is decent."
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"There's a nice high-resolution LCD (non-touch) screen which can be angled up or down and actual physical dials and buttons putting many settings literally at your fingertips."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"The APS sensor is a good compromise to my full frame DSLRs for backpacking."
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"And since X-A1 has the same plastic body as X-M1 and lacks X-Trans sensor, that would be the worst choice."
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"I wanted to get an idea how well the Fuji processing engine and sensor combined to handle a common challenging photo situation."
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"The small sensor didn't produce good enough results and I felt it was only good to ISO800."
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"Since I had already owned a Fuji X30 for about 9 months, I was pretty sure I'd like the x-trans sensor image quality, but not have to work as hard to separate my focal plane from the rest of the image."
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"So far the color, contrast and sharpness is great, I shoot only RAW and sensor has no anti-aliasing filter for better sharpness."
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"The APS sensor is a good compromise to my full frame DSLRs for backpacking."
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"The mirrorless Fujifilm X-M1 features a big APS-C image sensor that's capable of capturing some excellent images, but it's just a little slow to focus and fire."
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"The biggest attraction is probably the sensor which is very capable and responds well to raw processing, it's certainly a huge step up from a tiny sensor compact in image quality."
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Size

Size:
"The small sensor didn't produce good enough results and I felt it was only good to ISO800."
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"These chips are small, fragile, and can be easily lost."
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"For newer users or those keen to keep the size down this is a very viable alternative to a DSLR, but it's not for everyone (action shooters) Grip wise a little small here I find a DSLR more comfy to hold for longer periods, everyone is unique though small suits some better than others."
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"In terns of what's on offer this is a solid offering, but bear in mind that the main advantages of this are the smaller size compared to a DSLR, it can't offer the same autofocus performance and that's an important point for moving subjects, also the size advantage tends to disappear once you use larger focal length lenses (which are no smaller than their DSLR equivalents) Look at what you needs are."
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"It's lightweight, fits in my purse, yet takes photos that look as good as those from my Canon 5DM2 -- that's a pretty good trick for such a small camera."
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Video

Video:
"It's not that good of video shooter."
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"I just wish auto focus was a bit quicker, also if your gonna take video dont look at this camera its just not the best at handling video recording period, but other than that awesome little camera, happy with it.."
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"It does take videos but the quality of the videos aren't as great as I'd like them to be."
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"Not sure if this is an OIS issue or focus issue - the OIS does not work great with video either - there is more shake when making video in this camera than Canon 6D with EF24-105 F4.0L."
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"About my choice of lens adapter, I liked the design of the Fotodiox because it felt solid and the declicked aperture makes it perfect for video and stills use."
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"While the newer zooms are video compatible, the original prime lenses have slower focus and noisy motors that would detract from the video experience."
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"Video performance was good as well with fairly quick focusing and good sound quality."
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"I didn't buy the camera for it's video features, however, so I'm not too upset over this apparent shortcoming."
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"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 quality4."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"I was worried about not having a viewfinder, but the daylight mode for the TFT LCD works well for composing (not for evaluating your shot), you will need to hit the preview button to see the shots histogram."
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"Ok so here it goes, everyone complains about no viewfinder, so go buy a camera with a viewfinder!"
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"The Fuji X-M1 sits in the entry segment of the X series models but this one has the unique X-Trans CMOS sensor (the X-A1 has a normal bayer sensor) in other areas though these models are the same (controls functions etc)Being an entry model there are a few compromises here, firstly the most obvious one is the lack of viewfinder, secondly controls have been streamlined over higher end models and this doesn't feature the newer on sensor phase detect autofocus of the X-T1 (contrast AF here) despite this the camera still manages to achieve a very small size (very similar to the X10 20 compacts in fact slightly smaller) and it has most of the important requirements aspiring shooter might want."
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"The first issue is the lack of any kind of viewfinder; for me, that is a major negative on a camera of this caliber."
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"After all these years, I have to admit, the lack of an OVF (Optical ViewFinder) was something I missed."
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"This one feature alone is so incredibly useful and easiest with your eye to the viewfinder.5) Half-press the shutter to get the live view exposure settings and with your other hand dial in the aperture ring on the lens adapter clockwise until you get the exposure you want."
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"..auto focus is spot on with the 27 pancake lens...I will try it with the 35 -1.4 later and i am sure it will be good...do not hesitate to buy this if you dont need a viewfinder it is one great piece!"
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"The lack of viewfinder is a shame too even a basic one would be welcomed (or the option to add one) its down to personal use on that with lighter smaller lenses the lack of viewfinder isn't a massive loss (it's certainly easier to hold a camera stability wise with a viewfinder), but it becomes awkward if you start to use heavier or longer focal lengths."
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"Not as quick as a DSLR, but then again since this is not using a viewfinder having a similar level of accuracy is probably not possible."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"Unlike the Sony RX100 MKII, Wifi is limited to transferring pictures, but not to being able to actually take pictures."
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"The last negative is the wifi upload system."
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"Wifi: The software etc is not very friendly."
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"Besides the clunky Wi-Fi the Fuji is very easy to use."
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"The Fuji also has built-in Wi-Fi, but it's pretty limited in that you can only transfer photos to a phone and geo-tag photos by borrowing your smart phone's GPS."
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"The memory card goes into the same compartment as the battery and isnt all that easy to get out; which I do to copy the photos to my computer because the WIFI is a total waste of time."
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"Fuji has uses possibly their finest sensor in this camera with come great conveniences like WiFi."
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"On the canon - using the wifi was easy - not so here."
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