Light And Ease Of Use Key To Latest Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

Fujifilm has increased the sensor size of its latest X-range camera, but not at the expense of the size or weight of the camera itself.
Its X-M1 has been designed to enable one handed operation, and a range of  functions that allow the capture top-end photos which can be instantly transferred wirelessly to a mobile device or computer for easy upload to social networking sites.<

 
Fujifilm has increased the sensor size of its latest X-range camera, but not at the expense of the size or weight of the camera itself.
Its X-M1 has been designed to enable one handed operation, and a range of  functions that allow the capture top-end photos which can be instantly transferred wirelessly to a mobile device or computer for easy upload to social networking sites.
 
The key is the aforementioned 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor, which has a unique colour filter array minimises moiré and chromatic aberration without the need for an optical low pass filter, while boosting resolving power – even at identical pixel counts -to deliver sharp and texture-rich photos, says Fujifilm.
 
With its ability to deliver clear images with low noise even in low light conditions at night and indoors, the sensor can also reproduce the warm tones of human skin and the vivid colours of the sky from deep blues to the red hues of the setting sun.
 
Sensor sensitivity can be set from ISO200 to ISO6400 in 1/3 step increments. Users can also take advantage of the extended range of ISO100, ISO12800 and ISO25600 for incredibly clear, low-noise images even under clear sky conditions, in low light or at night.
 
The fast response EXR Processor II enables a start-up time of 0.5 seconds in quick start mode, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 frames per second.
 
One-Handed Operation
Designed to enable one-handed operation, the adjustable buttons and dials are located on the right side of the camera’s rear LCD panel so the photographer’s right hand can access all functions and easily adjust settings.
 
The mode dial provides access to Advanced SR Auto, which automatically recognises a scene type. It also provides access to eight Advanced Filters for artistic photography. The two Command Dials allow users to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation quickly with their thumb. Individual buttons are also provided for White Balance, Burst Mode and Macro.
 
Initially available in Black and Silver (Brown will also be available late 2013) the X-M1 sports an elegant, classical design which is conveniently compact to carry in a bag with the included kit lens. The camera weighs just 330 grams² despite its large APS-C CMOS sensor, tiltable high definition LCD monitor, built-in flash, wireless image transfer and hot shoe.
 
The 3-inch 920,000 dot high definition LCD screen tilts up and down facilitating ground level shots of flowers and pets as well as high shots over a crowd of people. It is also suited to tripod mounted video capture in full HD for broader shooting options.
 
The high precision built-in flash on the X-M1 uses Fujifilm’s Super i-Flash technology to regulate the amount of light it fires depending on the scene. In low light indoor portrait shots or for close-ups the flash controls its output to reduce highlight blowout. It also provides the perfect fill-in flash when photographing people in backlit conditions or under intense sunlight casting strong shadows on the face.
 
The built-in wireless image transfer function uses a dedicated Fujifilm camera App (free download) for transfer of shots to a mobile device or computer, enabling upload to social networking sites or for sharing with friends. Photos and videos can also be imported to the camera from a mobile device or computer. This function can also retrieve location data from a smartphone to add to photo information.
 
The X-M1 comes equipped with a compact and lightweight XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens, covering the focal lengths of 24mm–76mm (35mm equivalent). It features high speed autofocus, optical image stabilisation and is ideal for various scenes such as indoor shots, landscapes and snapshots.
 
Available in Black or Silver (both in kit format only supplied with X-M1 body), the XC16-50mm lens comprises 12 all-glass elements in 10 groups including three aspherical elements and one ED element. It features seven round-edged aperture blades with 17 stops in 1/3 EV steps for precise aperture control.
 
RRP
$1099


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