83
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Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

The X-M1 from Fuji is an attempt to bring the X-system made popular by the X-E1 and X-Pro 1 to a more affordable form and, for the most part, it succeeds. When designing the X-M1, Fuji opted to keep the retro styling that has become popular with its cameras, resulting in DigitalCameraInfo calling it "absolutely gorgeous." However Pocket-Lint felt differently, saying the "faux (plastic) leather ... isn't as enticing" as they'd like. Since it does use Fuji's X-system, CNET finds the X-M1 delivers the "best photo quality" in a sub-$1000 compact, and Photography Blog agrees, saying the X-M1 "delivers the same excellent image quality as its big and more expensive brothers." One area where you can really feel the lower cost is in the camera's speed, and Trusted Reviews points out "performance is generally solid" but that it's "not as snappy as some of its rivals." If you've been wanting to get in on Fuji's retro styling and image quality, but don't shell out for one of their more expensive options, the X-M1 offers a more affordable way to jump in.

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Speed (start-up time, lag)

77
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Video quality

66
 

Image quality

92
 

Ease of use

75
 

Battery life

80
 

Durability

77
 

How It Stacks Up

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86
 

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79
 

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90
 

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86
 

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79
 

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