1) I just stumbled upon this 18 seconds video. It shows a room bathed in subdued light and an X-M1 (I suppose with 16-50) that focusses on the little crowd of people several times… and it does it pretty fast I’d say!
In the comments Jordan said: “If this is what we can expect on the X-E1 and X-Pro 1 with the firmware update, I will be a very happy man.”
2) Again, half a star away from the full points. After photographyblog now also ephotozine assigned 4.5 stars auf of 5 to the X-M1. Even though the X-M1 is made mostly of plastic “the camera feels well built with good build quality“. About the 16-50: “Detail in the centre is very good, with good detail to the edges. The lens appears to be quite resistant to flare thanks to provided hood. […] purple fringing or chromatic aberration was low.” At the end they highly recommend it saying: “The Fujifilm X-M1 produces excellent images and is very good value for money with the 16-50mm lens.” From the conclusions:
“Image quality is very good with excellent colour, and fans of Fujifilm colour and film will find the X-M1 gives very pleasing results, with very good detail, and reliable exposure. Focus speeds are a little on the sluggish side, and indoors, in low-light focus occassionally missed, causing us to have a blurred photo. The 16-50mm OIS lens gives a useful wide-angle equivalent of 24mm zooming to 76mm at the telephoto end and produces very good results for a “kit lens”.”
Read the whole review and see the samples at ephotozine here (and thx Josh for telling me about).