Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1 front
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 330g - 117 x 67 x 39mm
  • Released September 2013
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  • Alternatives

Fujifilm X-M1 summary

Fujifilm X-M1 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally released on September of 2013. The camera features a 16MP, CMOS X-TRANS I APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4896 x 3264.

The X-M1 places at #53 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and over-all #273 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your customized criteria.

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Fujifilm X-M1 family

The Fujifilm X-M1 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can take a look at all previous and brand new models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Fujifilm-X-E4 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E4
X-M1 vs X-E4
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2021
Fujifilm-X-S10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-S10
X-M1 vs X-S10
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2020
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Fujifilm-X-T200 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T200
X-M1 vs X-T200
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2020
Fujifilm-X-Pro3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro3
X-M1 vs X-Pro3
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
Fujifilm-X-A7 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A7
X-M1 vs X-A7
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2019
Fujifilm-X-T30 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T30
X-M1 vs X-T30
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-X-T100 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T100
X-M1 vs X-T100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm-X-A5 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A5
X-M1 vs X-A5
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm-X-E3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E3
X-M1 vs X-E3
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017
Fujifilm-X-T20 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T20
X-M1 vs X-T20
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017
Fujifilm-X-A10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A10
X-M1 vs X-A10
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
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Fujifilm-X-A3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A3
X-M1 vs X-A3
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-E2S front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2S
X-M1 vs X-E2S
16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-Pro2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro2
X-M1 vs X-Pro2
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-T10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T10
X-M1 vs X-T10
16MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
Fujifilm-X-A2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A2
X-M1 vs X-A2
16MPAPS-C5.6 fps2015
Fujifilm-X-E2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2
X-M1 vs X-E2
16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2014
Fujifilm-X-A1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A1
X-M1 vs X-A1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm-X-M1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-M116MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
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Fujifilm-X-E1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E1
X-M1 vs X-E1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm-X-Pro1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro1
X-M1 vs X-Pro1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012

Fujifilm X-M1 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm X-M1 based on criterias that are normally considered crucial in a camera.

comes with face detection focusing
comes with tracking autofocus
does not have anti aliasing filter
flash built-in
good resolution screen (920 k dot)
has manual focus
includes HDMI port
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3")
resolution is good (16MP)
screen tilts
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have external mic port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
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Fujifilm X-M1 Sensor specs

The Fujifilm X-M1 is powered by the EXR Processor II chip. The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm X-M1 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4896 x 3264 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS I sensor boasts 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 200 - 6400. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.

FujiFilm opted to omit the anti aliasing filter inside the Fujifilm X-M1. This may result in more sharper images but could create moire under some situations.

The image below shows the X-M1's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The X-M1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-M1 dimensions

Fujifilm X-M1 is 0.73 lbs (330g or 11.64 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 117mm x 67mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g so the Fujifilm X-M1 is very much the same when compared to its competitors.

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The following is a photo of the Fujifilm X-M1 next to a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm X-M1 dimensions scale

The top view below will show the button arrangement on the X-M1.

Fujifilm X-M1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-M1 Lens details

The X-M1 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses to choose from. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the X-M1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-16mm-F1.4-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR16mmf/1.4 375g
Lensbaby-Sol-45-DSLR-Fujifilm-X lensLensbaby Sol 45 DSLR45mmf/3.5144g
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Fujifilm-XF-200mm-F2-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR200mmf/2 2265g
Fujifilm-XF-60mm-F2.4-R-Macro lensFujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro60mmf/2.4 215g
Fujifilm-XF-8-16mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR8-16mmf/2.8805g
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
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Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR50mmf/2.0 200g
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Fujifilm X-M1 Connectivity

The X-M1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-M1 Video details

The max video quality in the Fujifilm X-M1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to purchase an alternative camera in case you need better sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm X-M1 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Fujifilm X-M1 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X-M1 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-M1 features a 3" tilting display screen having a resolution of 920k dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm X-M1 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite handy in bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

Fujifilm X-M1 Shutter details

Fujifilm X-M1 continuous shooting speed is 6.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Fujifilm X-M1 Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm X-M1 boasts both built in flash plus external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.

Fujifilm X-M1 Autofocusing details

Fujifilm X-M1 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detect which is handy for portrait photography.

The Sensor features 49 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Fujifilm X-M1 features manual focusing when required in low light situations or you want to have more precise control on focusing.

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Fujifilm X-M1 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-W126) in the Fujifilm X-M1 is made to last for 350 photos with respect to the CIPA measurements making it comparable with its competitors. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the maximum (650) battery life in this range of cameras.

Here is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm X-M1 for various styles of photography

The following diagram shows a outline of the Fujifilm X-M1 for various styles of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm X-M1 Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm X-M1 receives a rating of 76 which is very high, and means the camera is a brilliant choice for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files together with the option to use off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focusing
supports RAW formats

Fujifilm X-M1 Street photography information

Having a tremendous score of 77, the Fujifilm X-M1 is a outstanding option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has a tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-M1 Sports photography factors

A average sports photography points tally of 55 suggests the Fujifilm X-M1 is relatively suited for photographing sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
max frames per second low (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect AF

Fujifilm X-M1 Travel photography information

Portability is extremely crucial when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm X-M1 gets a nice 66 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to buy for your travels.

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good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-M1

When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-M1 at it's very good grade of 71 as a landscape camera is a respectable option in the current market.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm X-M1 Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm X-M1 is not very good for vlogging as it gets a awful score of 31.

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features face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
does not have microphone socket

Fujifilm X-M1 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the X-M1, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The chart just below provides you a summary of the X-M1 vs it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.

These are various other cameras you may look into as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm X-M1
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW support
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Display diagonal
Resolution of display
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display technology
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (ISO200m)
Flash settings
Auto / Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Slow Synchro / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync
1/180 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min./1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min.
Max video resolution
Video file format
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
330g (0.73 lbs)
117 x 67 x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5")
Battery life
350 images
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec.)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card
Storage slots
Retail cost