Fujifilm X-M1 Review - X-M1 is the manufacturer's smallest and lightest CSC yet and is aimed at a wider audience then previous models. Does it succeed?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm X-M1

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:95%


  • Excellent results from the X-Trans sensor; Styling; Build-quality


  • No touchscreen; Price; No connection for an optional viewfinder


Fujifilm X-M1 Review


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Fujifilm X-M1 review – Verdict

Fujifilm X-M1 Review - front view

With a street price of £679 with the 16-50mm lens, there’s no getting away from the fact that the Fujifilm X-M1 is facing some stiff competition from more affordable rivals such as the Panasonic GF6, Sony NEX-5R and Samsung NX300, all of which are available for between £150-200 less.

On paper at least it’s hard to see what, if anything, extra you get for your cash, especially as the X-M1 lacks a touch-sensitive display that its rivals all feature. In that respect then a lot of new users with one eye on the bottom line will undoubtedly be swayed by these more affordable alternatives.

The Fujifilm X-M1 though excels in three key areas over its rivals that are hard to see when spec sheets are analyzed – style, feel and results.

The stylish retro design is complimented by an excellent finish, but perhaps most importantly of all is the beautiful results that the X-M1’s X-Trans CMOS sensor delivers, and for some that’ll be a premium worth paying.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-M1 Review - Features
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-M1 Review - Design
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Performance
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Verdict
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-M1 Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. First Look
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