thx1138: Hadn't realised the M1 had no EVF or option. I had just assumed that was the A1. Oh well another coulda shoulda woulda camera.
Not really sure what Fuji's thinking is here. One the one hand they think you are sophisticated enough to understands the benefits of a big sensor, and IL, and DoF and manual control, but think you are still so amateurish as to hold a camera at arms length to frame a scene, in bright sunlight where the VF can hardly be seen and the camera is far less stable and more prone to shake.
So is it still a P&S or a serious camera?
I have the X-Pro1 and X-M1. I found that the X-M1 works extremely well in "twin-lens-Rolleiflex" mode: pulled down tight on the neck strap with arms braced against the body (with viewfinder at 90 degrees), braced or sitting on the arms of chairs, window sills, tree branches, etc. I agree that holding a camera out in front of you is an invitation to blur. So I use the X-Pro1 like a Leica M and the X-M1 like a Rollei TLR, two of my favourite film cameras.