Olympus OM-D E-M1X

bythom olympus e-m1x

The OM-D E-M1X is Olympus' top-end mirrorless camera, with performance and features not available in the other models. It features full IPX1 weatherproofing on a body with an integrated vertical grip.

  • Sensor
    • 20mp CMOS sensor
    • 17.4x 13mm (2x crop)
    • five-axis sensor stabilization (5 stops CIPA normally, up to 7.5 stops CIPA with IS Pro lenses)
    • no AA filter
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:  
    • 5184x3888 pixel JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum
    • 60 fps max (with fixed focus), 18 fps otherwise
    • 103 frame raw buffer at 15 fps
    • also 50mp high-res multi-shot mode
  • Video: 
    • 2160P/24 at 237Mbps
    • 2160P/60/50/30/25/24 at 102Mbps
    • 1080P/60/50/30/25/24
    • 720P/60/50/30/25
    • 1080P/120 high speed mode
    • stereo 48/96kHz sampled 16/24-bit PCM audio
    • 10-bit 4:2:2 output on HDMI
    • OM-Log400
  • Shutter: 
    • mechanical 60 sec to 1/8000 sec, bulb (+1 to 30 minute settings), tested to 400k activations
    • EFCS 60 sec to 1/320
    • silent electronic shutter (60 sec to 1/32,000 sec)
    • electronic ND filter
  • Exposure: 
    • matrix, center-weighted, spot metering
    • -5 to +5EV exposure compensation
    • 7 white balance settings (plus Preset K's, Auto and Custom)
    • ISO 64-25,600, plus LOW, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 
    • 121-point cross point Phase detect AF targets on sensor
    • plus 800 point, 35 area contrast detect
    • single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, focus peaking
    • -3.5EV low light focus
  • Display: 
    • 3" 1.037m dot LCD 
    • tilt touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: 
    • 2.36m dot VF-4 EVF
    • 0.83x magnification
    • 21mm eyepoint
    • -4 to +2 diopter correction
    • 120fps with 6ms lag
  • Flash: 
    • hot shoe
    • 1/250 flash sync (also Super FP to 1/8000)
    • red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync, three-level manual
    • PC sync socket
  • Remote: optional RM-CB2
  • Other Notable Features: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, optional accessory slot, interval timer, HDR mode, dust proof/drip proof, focus bracketing, live composite/bulb modes, USB 3.1 Type C, optional HLD-9 power holder, PT-EP14 underwater housing, GPS, manometer, compass
  • Cards: 
    • dual-slot SD, SDHC, SDXC
    • both slots UHS-II 
    • Eye-Fi compatible
  • Battery: 
    • Two BLH-1 1720mAh batteries
    • 879 shot CIPA
  • Size and Weight: 
    • 5.7 x 5.8 x 2.3" (144.4 x 146.8 x 75.4mm) wide, tall, deep
    • 35.2 ounces (997g) body only
  • Colors: Black
  • Price: US$2999 body only
  • Current Firmware: version 2.2 (July 2021)
  • Announced: January 24, 2019

Olympus Lenses for the camera

Panasonic Lenses for the camera

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