Fujifilm X-M1 Detailed Review

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In additional X-M1 was introduced by Fujifilm in July 2013. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.

Brand Fujifilm
Category Mirrorless
Date 07/2013
Sensor Properties

Also X-M1 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 24 x 16 mm² (0.93″ x 0.62″).

Picture of X-M1’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: X-M1 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The X-M1’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The X-M1 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format APS-C
Sensor area 23.60 x 15.70mm²
(0.93″ x 0.62″)
Type CMOS
Resolution (physical) 17.00 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 16.00 megapixel
Pixel size 23.20 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 5 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable lens
Mount Fujifilm X-Bajonett
Viewfinder Properties

The X-M1 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The X-M1’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The X-M1’s sensitivity is from 200 ISO and 6400 ISO.

Also, Fujifilm’s sensitivity can be boosted to 25600. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity 200 ISO
Max. sensitivity 6400 ISO
Boost 25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The X-M1 supports all general exposure modes.

The Fujifilm allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The X-M1’s auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Contrast Detection
AF points 49
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The X-M1 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 7m (23 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Built-in
Range 7.00m
(23 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs

The X-M1 features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That’s about average.

The camera’s display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.

The X-M1 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 0.92 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

X-M1 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Fujifilm X-M1 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
…with frame rates 30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The X-M1 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Fujifilm supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Fujifilm X-M1 has a NP-W126 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 350 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The X-M1’s battery battery parameters:

Type NP-W126 LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life 350 photos
Size

The Fujifilm X-M1’s size is 116.9 x 66.9 x 40mm³. (4.6″ x 2.6″ x 1.6″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.6″ x 2.6″ x 1.6″ grams (350 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the X-M1:

Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The X-M1 is not much bigger:

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