Fujifilm Announces New Retro-looking X-M1 ILC

  • 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor
  • 11.6 ounces
  • Compatible with XF and XC lenses

Fujifilm today announced the newest addition to its X-series line of cameras – the X-M1 compact system camera.

  • 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor
  • 11.6 ounces
  • Compatible with XF and XC lenses

Fujifilm today announced the newest addition to its X-series line of cameras – the X-M1 compact system camera.

As with other members of the X-series, the X-M1 sports a retro look but underneath its vintage-looking body is a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor. The X-M1 will be available as part of a kit with a brand new f/3.5-5.6 16-50mm (24-76mm equivalent) lens with optical image stabilisation.

The X-M1 will be compatible with Fujifilm’s existing XF and XC lenses including a variety of prime and zoom options. Moreover, the camera sports a 3-inch LCD screen at the back which can be tilted for use with overhead shots. The camera is also equipped with Wi-Fi which lets users transfer images to smartphones, tablets and computers through a wireless network.

It also features an EXR Processor II which enables the camera to perform quicker than other ILCs with a boot time of around 0.5 seconds, shutter lag of 0.05 seconds, and a maximum burst shot speed of 5.6 fps for 30 consecutive frames.

The Fujifilm X-M1 will be available starting July 2013 for US$699.95 (body only) or for US$799.95 with the XC16-50mm lens in either black or silver. A brown version will also be available come August 2013. 

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