New Fuji X-M1 Rumors

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Biro, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    This was posted on the Fuji Rumors website today. It looks nice and is smaller than the X-E1...

    Hot! First images of the new Fuji X-M1!!! | Fuji Rumors

    Some things: There's a mode dial instead of a shutter-speed dial, which I'm willing to forgive at this price point ($600-$650). There's also apparently no aperture ring, which is a bit of a problem but might be worked around. But modern Fuji's, to me, mean a viewfinder. It's what sets them apart. It's a mistake to leave it out, IMHO. As a result, I'm not sure there's a reason to give up an Olympus E-PM2 or E-PL5 for this, as nice as it is.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It's clearly a Fuji from it's good looks. I like the flippy screen, but for me, I'd prefer a viewfinder. But they are not targeting me. I hope they do well with it, but I can't believe they are ditching aperture rings on some lenses?! What are they smoking?
     
  3. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I imagine Fuji are trying to cover all the bases, to claim as much of the market as they can as people who previously had P&S cameras and DSLRs choose one of the mirrorless systems.

    Some potential users will want a tilting screen and won't care about a viewfinder, and Fuji don't want to lose them to Olympus, Panasonic or anywhere else. Hence this new model.

    -R
     
  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    This doesn't look right eh?

    nAZdVyh.
     
  5. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    A better size comparison

    X-M1 vs X-E1 vs X-PRO1 vs X20 vs X100S size comparison! | Fuji Rumors

    So it's basically an interchangeable lens X20 with an APSC sensor. What's not to like? Apart from the lack of a VF, the Sony NEX like unmarked control wheels and PASM mode dial. Maybe these changes make single handed operations easier, given that it has no VF. Firmly placed against the Oly EP5 market. Poor Olympus, its the last thing they needed.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Looks great to me. I've basically abandoned Fuji except for the wide end, with the 14mm now and probably the 10-24 when it becomes available. I like shooting wide from odd angles, particularly down low, so a flip up screen, assuming its OK in bright light, works fine for me. I'm just using a scratch and dent X-E1 for now, but this actually looks more useful to me for once the 10-24 shows up. I don't mind the lack of shutter speed dial - that's my least used item on any of the Fujis I've owned. I like having aperture rings, but that'll still be there on some lenses. Its there on the 14mm (although LOOSE as hell!) and I doubt it will be on the 10-24. I can cope. I'm not shooting Fujis like Fujis anymore anyway, since I sadly gave up the OVF (wasn't using any lenses it worked well with anyway) - I'm mostly just in it for the glass and sensors anymore and this little guy will work fine...

    Although it seems it could be pretty unbalanced with any of the larger lenses on the front of it - the 14mm is not a small lens!

    And no threaded shutter button, so no soft release??? Bummer - I've really come to like soft releases on these cameras...

    -Ray
     
  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Well, we can hope the rear LCD works well in bright sunshine.
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, they're getting better at this. Sony's are great in bright light and Olympus is pretty good too. I'm assuming this should at least be useable...

    -Ray
     
  9. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Not really. X20 dials are different, has no flip screen, and has the OVF with info. Other than that, maybe...

    I hope this means we'll see an X30 with a flip screen though. Not a must have for me, but I do prefer it if given the choice.