New From Fujifilm : the X-M1

FujiFilm has just announced the X-M1, a lightweight compact camera that includes the same 16.3-megapixel sensor as both the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

The X-M1 tips the scale at 11.6 ounces, including the battery and memory card, but without a lens attached. The kit lens is a new f/3.5-5.6 16-50mm (24-76mm equivalent) lens with optical image stabilization, and will be compatible with the existing XF and XC lineup, including a variety of prime and zoom options. There’s a 3-inch 920k-dot tilting LCD (but no EVF), a built-in flash, and on-board WiFi, letting you transfer images and movies to Android and iOS devices via a dedicated app.

The X-M1 will be available next month with black and silver finishes for $700, or $800 with the lens. A brown version (body only) will also be available in August for $700.

Fujifilm X-M1 specification highlights:

  • 16MP X-Trans CMOS APS-C sensor, EXR Processor II
  • ISO 200-6400; L (100), H (12800) and H (ISO 25,600)
  • Up to 5.6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 FullHD movie recording at 30 fps; built-in stereo microphones
  • Twin control dials, top and rear
  • Focus ‘peaking’ display
  • Face detection and subject-tracking AF modes
  • 920k dot 3″ 3:2 LCD display – tilts 120° upwards and 80° downwards
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer to smartphone, tablet or PC