Here’s Fujifilm’s new XM-1, a compact mirror-less body set to go up against the likes of Panasonic’s GF series cameras. It’s a 16MP box which can take all of Fujifilm’s x-System lenses, but which weighs in at just grams, or just shy of 12 ounces.
Clearly Fuji is going after the smartphone owner who wants a little more. The big APS-C X-Trans sensor will give way better pictures than you’ll get from any phone, and the camera has built-in Wi-Fi (prominently written on the top of an otherwise minimally-decorated camera). It also has a pair of unmarked clicky dials for setting various parameters like shutter speed and aperture.
The rear screen tilts, which in part makes up for the lack of an optical viewfinder, but then again if you want a viewfinder you might opt for another camera in the lineup. The XM-1 will also make a great pocket or backup camera for anyone who already uses an X body and lenses.
The price? $800 with a bundled XC 16-50mm f/3.6-5.6 image-stabilized lens (24-75 equivalent)