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Leaked! Fuji’s Entry-Level X-M1 Interchangeable Mirrorless Camera!

By fotosiamo on June 21st 2013

Fuji X-M1 Main

Days before Fuji is scheduled to make the announcement for their entry level X-M1 interchangeable mirrorless camera, was able to acquire leaked images of that camera, confirming the rumors from that the X-M1 will lose the viewfinder, but will gain a tilting LCD screen. Design-wise, there is an immediate family resemblance to its older siblings, the X-E1 and the Fuji X-Pro 1.

The price will likely fall around $600-650 for the body only.

Fuji X-M1 Back

Once again, Fuji will use its well-received 16MP X-Trans sensor in the X-M1 and all the X-lenses will be compatible with the X-M1.

Fuji X-M1 Front

In addition to the lack of a viewfinder and the tiltable LCD screen, there are other notable differences with the X-M1 compared to the X-E1 and the Fuji X-Pro 1.. The shutter speed dial has been replaced with a Mode dial, and the exposure compensation dial has been replaced by a regular command dial. The Fn button on the top is marked Wi-Fi, which will be a new feature for the X-series cameras.

Fuji X-M1 Top

The back of the X-M1 is also very different from the other X-cameras, and is clearly aimed for more novice photographers. The LCD takes up more real estate in relation the body, and the buttons that used to reside to the left of the LCD have been moved over to the right side or into the menu.

Finally, Fuji will also announce a new 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens in addition to the X-M1. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to Fuji‘s official announcement on June 25th!

XF 27mm f2.8

Thanks to for the scoop!

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Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

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