Fujifilm just announced the X-M1, an entry-level sibling to the company’s X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras. All three have interchangeable lenses, retro styling, and are smaller and lighter than most digital SLR cameras. The X-M1 contains the same 16.3 megapixel sensor as its big brother X-Pro1, so according to Fujifilm, the X-M1 picture quality will be equal to the well-regarded X-Pro1.
A few basic specs: ISO ranges from 200 to 6400. The camera’s ready to shoot 0.5 seconds after you turn it on, and you can shoot as many as 5.6 frames per second. As well as still images (which it can capture in the Raw format), the X-M1 records HD (1920×1080) videos at 30 frames per second.
Photographers who like to capture angles outside the norm will appreciate the tiltable, high-definition, 3-inch LCD monitor. The X-M1 also ships with a built-in flash, a hot shoe, and the ability to transfer images wirelessly.
This July, you’ll be able to buy the XM-1 in silver and black as just a body for $700, or paired with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens for $800. In August 2013, you can buy the brown version of the body.