The Fujifilm X-M1 is Fuji’s third retro-styled compact system camera. It has the same 16.3-million-pixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as its older siblings, in the most affordable X-system body yet, but does this mean a compromise has been made on image quality? Read the Fujifilm X-M1 review to find out
Fujifilm X-M1 review – The competition
The Fujifilm X-M1 is entering into one of the most hotly contested sectors of the compact system camera market. The main rival for the X-M1 is the Olympus Pen E-PL5, which features a 16.1-million-pixel, micro four thirds sensor, although it lacks dedicated in-camera Wi-Fi connectivity. However, the E-PL5 is cheaper than the X-M1, with a street price of around £485 including kit lens.
Another rival is the Sony NEX-6 with 16.1-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor. The NEX-6 also has Wi-Fi connectivity built in, and costs around £650 with a kit lens. The X-M1, however, has the advantage of no anti-aliasing filter, so it should resolve more detail than either of its competitors.