Can You Replace the X100V with the X-M1?

On a recent blog post on Fuji X Weekly, Ritchie wrote that you might consider picking up a Fuji X-M1 if you can’t find the X100V in a store near you or online.

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I acted on his advice and ordered on I found on EBay for $328 (total was $361 for shipping/tax etc.). It was listed in good/great condition and came from a camera shop in Japan.

It’s tiny. Like the X-E4. Or the X100v on a diet. It really defies holding it with one hand because my hand starts cramping after a few minutes. I have ordered a grip, so we’ll see how that helps.

Now you can see how I treated it immediately: putting on a beefy – almost ridiculous – lens for that little body.

Here are some sample photos of what was nearest to me – my dusty turntable. All of these were taken about at the minimum focusing distance for the Fuji 56mm F/1.2 so the bokeh is delish. I’d say these are about the most cinematic, dreamiest photos possible with the X-M1. But hey, I’m just getting started. What’s next? Street photography, I think!

This camera features a 16MP sensor, and it produces decent results so far. I don’t know that I can tell the difference immediately between the 26MP X Trans IV sensor and this sensor. Time will tell, and I will definitely be doing a comparison.

On order and coming in January: the TTArtisans 27mm F/2.8 pancake lens, which makes the X-M1 a more streamlined experience, and as Ritchie recommended, a camera more like the X100v if you can’t find it.

One response to “Can You Replace the X100V with the X-M1?”

  1. […] Here are two sample images I took with the X-M1 – new to me! I picked it up used (check out my post on it here) just before Christmas. […]

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