The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a high-end mirrorless digital camera geared toward sports activities and wildlife professionals who demand pace and robustness. Introduced in January 2019, it comes two years after the E-M1 Mark II and shares that mannequin’s 20 Megapixel 4 Thirds sensor, 4k video and quick burst taking pictures, however is bigger and pitched at the next stage with an built-in battery grip, harder credentials, improved autofocusing and even higher stabilisation than earlier than.
The E-M1X is the biggest, heaviest and hardest digital camera within the Micro 4 Thirds system thus far, measuring 144x147x75mm and weighing 997g with its two battery packs fitted. With its built-in battery / portrait grip, it instantly reminds you of the Canon EOS 1Dx or Nikon D5 and it’s customers of those our bodies Olympus is focusing on. To tempt them, the E-M1X matches their decision however gives quicker 18fps burst taking pictures with autofocus, built-in picture stabilisation good for as much as a staggering 7.5 stops of compensation (with a Sync IS lens), built-in discipline receivers (tagging photos with location, temperature, elevation and path), 4k as much as 30p in UHD or C4k codecs, the power to seize moments previous to fully-pushing the shutter launch, an enormous viewfinder magnification of 0.83x, a fully-articulated touchscreen, twin UHS II card slots, USB charging, and claims of the World’s greatest weather-sealing that exceeds IPX1. And whereas the E-M1X turns into the most costly Micro 4 Thirds digital camera thus far at $2999 / 2699 GBP, it stays roughly half the worth of the 1Dx and D5, to not point out just a little smaller and as much as a 3rd lighter.
Different options embody a 50 Megapixel composite Excessive Res shot mode that now works handheld, 1080 video as much as 120p, OM-Log400 for flat footage, anti-flicker capabilities, improved mud discount and a shutter rated to 400okay actuations.
In fact the 1Dx and D5 each sport a lot bigger full-frame sensors, as does Sony’s A9 which additionally shares a better specification, enhanced AF with a 2019 firmware replace (maybe a pre-emptive strike?!) and a physique that’s smaller and lighter, albeit not as powerful. Sony can be hungry for the professional sports activities and wildlife market and whereas the A9 is costlier than the OM-D E-M1X, it’s solely by about one third extra. Whereas the full-frame sensors within the Canon, Nikon and Sony professional our bodies could ship decrease noise at excessive ISOs, the smaller 4 Thirds sensor within the E-M1X with its two-times field-reduction permits comparatively small lenses to ship lengthy efficient focal lengths, making for a extra compact and lighter system. In fact the proof of the pudding is within the consuming which is why I’m presently testing the OM-D E-M1X and punctiliously evaluating its efficiency in opposition to rivals. Test again very quickly for my first outcomes with this thrilling new digital camera!