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

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Fujifilm X-M1 review – Dynamic range

Images: The amount of detail that can be recovered from shadow areas is very impressive, as can be seen in the difference between this JPEG and edited raw image

The dynamic range of the X-M1 is in line with other 16-million-pixel cameras. It is generally very good, with a lot of detail recoverable in shadow areas without introducing too much colour or luminance noise.

Highlights were recoverable from raw files, and it is worth noting that the rear of the camera shows the histogram of the JPEG file, not the raw file. This means it is worth taking the highlights up to the point where they clip, knowing that this detail can be recovered when editing the raw image.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-M1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Metering
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-M1 review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Dynamic range
  8. 8. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Fujifilm X-M1 review - LCD, live view and video
  10. 10. Fujifilm X-M1 review - The competition
  11. 11. Fujifilm X-M1 review - Our verdict
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