Fujifilm Announces X-M1 Mirrorless Camera, Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens and XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens

Fujifilm X-M1 in Brown, Black and Silver with 27mm f/2.8 and 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6mm lenses.

Fujfilm probably thought that they needed to compete with the small camera crowd like the Panasonic GF cameras or the Sony NEX cameras, so they have gone ahead and released the X-M1. At first glance, it seems to be more of an extreme version of the X-E1; where the X-E1 reduced the size by getting rid of the bulky optical hybrid viewfinder mechanism, the X-M1 in turn excises the EVF completely and makes the photographer rely solely on the 3″ VGA screen. It’s not all bad news, as the screen now tilts, and there’s also Wi-Fi for wireless sharing. There is also focus peaking (which is also coming to the X-Pro1 and X-E1 via a firmware update, in some good news for existing users). The camera retains the same 16 megapixel X-trans array sensor found in the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

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