Fujifilm Announces the X-M1 and Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 Lens

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Editor’s Note: In our phone call meeting with Fujifilm, the company stated that the focusing will not be as fast as the XE-1’s.

New winds are pushing Fujifilm’s sails forward. The company has just announced the X-M1, the third installment in the very popular X-series of cameras. The X-M1 shares the same 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans censor with the X-Pro 1 and X-E1, but unlike the other two, it comes with a newly designed Fujinon XC16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens. The X-M1 is a compact interchangeable lens camera that packs a lot of punch, and given Fujifilm’s penchant for design, it is an attractive compact companion. The X-M1 will be available in black and silver for $699.95 (body only) in July and in brown for the same price in August. With the Fujinon XC16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS lens, it will be $799.95.

On the glass spectrum, Fujifilm has also announced the new Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens. It is compatible with all X-series cameras, including the brand new X-M1. At 2.75 oz, it is an extremely lightweight lens that will be a go-to option for many who want a light kit. With 7 aperture blades and a shallow depth of field, the lens will surely deliver some great results, and it will definitely be a hit with the street photography crowd. It will be available in July for $449.95.

Full Specs and photos are after the jump.

XM1

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  • 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor

  • EXR Processor II

    • Start-up time of 0.5

    • Shutter lag time of 0.05

    • Shooting interval time of 0.7

  • 3” (920K dot) tilting high resolution LCD screen

  • Full range of ISO100 – ISO25600

  • Wireless image transfer

  • Q Menu shortcut button

  • In-camera RAW processing

  • Film Simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia, and Black & White)

  • 8 Advanced Filters (Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color)

  • Multiple Exposure mode to superimpose a second exposure on the first exposure

  • Full HD movie 1080P\30fps and built-in stereo microphone

  • Available accessories include: Leather Case, Hand Grip, and Clip-on Flash

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27mm f2.8

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  • 24-76mm equivalent F3.5-5.6 lens

  • Fully compatible with FUJIFILM X-Mount

  • 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element

  • Seven round-edged aperture blades, which offer 17 stops in 1/3 EV steps

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