FujiFilm has unveiled the third model in its X-series, the X-M1 compact, lightweight mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera. To capture high quality photos, the camera is equipped with the same large 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor found in X-Pro1 and X-E1. FujiFilm said that the sensor has a unique color filter array that minimizes moiré and false color without the need for an optical low pass filter.
The X-M1 also sports the high-speed EXR Processor II, enabling fast response time with 0.5 seconds start-up time, 0.05 seconds shutter time lag and up to 5.6gps high-speed burst. The camera features 49-point auto focus and 1000-25,600 full range ISO sensitivity, and supports in-camera RAW processing. The compact shooter has a built-in flash and comes with Fujifilm’s Super i-Flash technology that will regulate the amount of light it fires dependent on the scene. The two Command Dials allows users to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation quickly with their thumb.
It comes with built-in WiFi for wireless transfer of images and videos to smartphones, tablets and computers. Creative features include Film Simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia, and Black & White), and 8 Advanced Filters (Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color). It does Full HD video recording at 30fps.
FujiFilm’s mirrorless has a 3-inch tilting LCD display. It is priced at $699.95 for body only, or $799.95 for a kit with the new X-mount FUJINON XC16-50mm (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS lens. Black, Silver and Brown versions are available.