Faster, tougher and more intelligent than any OM-D before it, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X presents a new standard in mirrorless camera performance. Bearing the soul of a pro action DSLR in a portable micro four-thirds form, this is Olympus’ flagship E-M1 reimagined.
The E-M1X was built with professional shooters’ input to deliver the ultimate in performance and reliability. Providing comfortable, intuitive operability while shooting horizontally or vertically, an integrated grip houses two quick-charge batteries (replaceable even when the camera is attached to a tripod/monopod) and offers superb balance with larger lenses. The magnesium alloy body is dust-, splash- and freeze-proof down to -10°C – even while connected to a microphone, earphones or remote control cable. It also incorporates a high speed, high magnification EVF offering clear, distortion-free viewfinding; a robust shutter; and two UHS-II SD card slots behind a lockable door.
Twin TruePic VIII image processors are key to the E-M1X’s exceptional autofocus system. Easily and accurately focus/track even the fastest of subjects thanks to 121 cross-type AF points; a user-friendly AF multi-selector button and highly adaptable AF modes; and Intelligent Subject Detection (derived from Deep Learning AI) that easily auto-tracks cars, planes and trains in stills mode.
With locked AF in RAW mode, the E-M1X can shoot blackout-free, high-speed sequential shots at up to 60 fps – fast enough to capture moments that the human eye can’t. With AF/AE tracking, up to 18 fps can be achieved. For shooting indoors under indoor lighting, an anti-flicker feature eliminates both uneven exposures/colour between sequential frames and striped patterns that can occur when shooting movies or in Silent Mode.
Combining a 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor and the world’s best image stabilisation to date, the E-M1X delivers unprecedented image sharpness and detail. 5-axis sync Image Stabilisation provides 7-7.5 stops of shutter speed compensation (body only 7.0 stops or 7.5stops when combined with the 12-100mm F4 M.Zuiko IS PRO lens) – perfect for keeping shots sharp even in dim light. With the Handheld High Res function enabled, it’s possible to capture stunningly high definition (50 MP equivalent) images handheld, down to 1/20 sec – ideal for cropping, large prints, and occasions when you can’t use a tripod. Using a tripod and Tripod High Res gives you a staggering 80 MP resolution. Live ND mode gives you the effect of ND2-32 (1-5 stops), allowing for previewable slow shutter effects (stills only) without the need for an external ND filter.
With 4K, Cinema 4K, 120 fps high-speed shooting in full HD, adjustable stabilisation and no more 29-minute recording limit, the E-M1X delivers smooth, cinema-quality video – even while handheld. Its dual processors let you film for extended periods without the normal impacts of overheating, while the new OM-Log400 helps preserve shadow and highlight detail during filming and provides broad latitude for colour grading in post.
New accessories, software and features equal exciting new possibilities. Thanks to Olympus’ wireless capture technology, there’s no need to tether; the included (and upgraded) Olympus software lets you easily transfer RAW images via Wi-Fi to your computer or smart device. Enable the camera’s field sensor system (complete with a built-in temperature sensor, compass and manometer) to record detailed metadata so you know exactly where and in what conditions your photos and videos were taken.
Images courtesy of Olympus.
|Camera Series||Olympus OM-D|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||4/3 System (2x Crop Factor), MOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 21.8 Megapixel
Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||5184 x 3888|
|Other Resolutions||[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo), WAV
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 121, 121 all cross-type, Contrast Detection: 121|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Custom, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority, Underwater
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 64-25600)|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 15 fps at 20.4 MP in raw format
Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP in raw format
Up to 8.5 fps at 20.4 MP in raw format
Up to 60 fps at 20.4 MP in raw format
Up to 18 fps at 20.4 MP in raw format
|Video Clip Length||29 minute clip length limit removed|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
|Display Screen||3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD (1,037,000)|
Speed: 60 - 1/8000 second
Speed: 60 - 1/32000 second
30 - 1 minute in Bulb Mode
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 seconds|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Self Timer||12 seconds, 2 seconds Custom: 1-30 seconds at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 second intervals Number of Shots: 1-10|
|Remote Control||RM-CB2 (Optional)|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI D (Micro), USB 3.0, X-Sync Socket|
|Battery||1x BLH-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-5 (Optional)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C) Humidity: 30 - 90%|
The E-M1X is compatible with the new dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (to -10°C) wireless NFL700 speedlight, which can be wirelessly operated at a range of up to 30m using the FC-WR flash commander and FR-WR receiver (both also dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof).
Yes, the E-M1X supports USB charging. Both batteries can be fully charged in the camera body in approximately two hours.
The body of the E-M1X is fully weather sealed (dust, splash, and freeze proof to -10°C) even while connected to a microphone, earphones or remote control cable.
Incorporating a Super Sonic Wave Filter (SSWF) that vibrates 30,000 times per second, the camera’s sensor dust reduction system now features a special coating that further reduces the possibility of dust or dirt by an extra 10% compared to previous models.
The E-M1X takes two of the BLH-1 lithium-ion batteries, which are also used in the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.