Fujifilm announces the XM-1, its cheapest retro-styled interchangeable lens camera


Fujifilm’s excellent X-Pro1 combined the stylish retro looks of the X100 with a high-quality lens ecosystem, but the $ 1699 price point (and similarly expensive lenses) limited its appeal a bit. Last fall’s X-E1 brought the barrier of entry down to under $ 1000, but Fujifilm’s pushing things further with the brand-new X-M1 — a $ 699.99 (body only) camera that features the same interchangeable lens mount as the X-Pro1 and X-E1. The X-M1 also features a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is based on the same X-Trans technology and features the same megapixel count as the sensors found in Fujifilm’s more expensive cameras.

The sensor features an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, the same range found in the X-Pro1, and the camera can also…

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