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.