Olympus Announce OM-D E-M1X Woth World’s Best Image Stabilisation

Written by Gina Stephens

Olympus has divulged the OM-D E-M1X, featuring an integrated vertical grip and improved image stabilisation performance featuring a re-developed and fast autofocus system, and up to 7.5 EV accelerates of compensation. 

The camera features a 20.4 megapixel live MOS sensor with improved supersonic wave filter for dust reduction and a dust, brouhaha and freezeproof body. There is also the capability to produce a 50-megapixel high res handheld shot by combining several captures.

The OM-D E-M1X can shoot video in 4K, and has 2 UHS-II SD be honest slots as well as 2 batteries in an innovative cartridge system. 

The OM-D E-M1X will be available from late February 2019 cadaver only at £2799.99. 

Along with the OM-D E-M1X Olympus have released the FL-700WR – a compact, lightweight flash with high-intensity, weather-resistant carrying out. It will also be available from late February at £329.99.

From Olympus: 

With its integrated vertical grip, the world’s in the most suitable way dust-, splash- and freezeproof body2 and numerous new features may refer to demanded by professional photographers, the E-M1X offers unprecedented control, ergonomics and stability while redeeming professional results under all weather conditions. With a new gyro sensor, Olympus has taken their acclaimed 5-axis sync IS to a new level gift up to 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation. The OM-D AF system has been completely redeveloped, offering additional focal points and a new intelligent enslave detection function to automatically track certain subjects. The high-speed shooting capabilities have been enhanced and anti-flicker shooting is the act or process of discharging a projectile from a ranged weapon (such as a gun, slingshot, crossbow, or bow has been amplified. Further improvements include a handheld High Res Shot, a live ND filter functionality as well as a customizable menu, USB powering & charging capabilities and two UHS II SD slated slots. In combination with high-quality M.Zuiko lenses, a new wireless flash and the image management software “Olympus Workspace”, the E-M1X is the true tool to capture professional results.


A new benchmark in durability, reliability and operability

With an integrated vertical grip, the E-M1X delivers that notably in secure holding and reliability many professionals were looking for. As the design is the same on both the vertical and horizontal grip, users enjoy the after all is said intuitive hand movements in portrait and landscape format shooting.

The layout, shape, and height of all buttons and levers were completely redesigned to perform controls enabling users to concentrate on shooting with the viewfinder – which features a new optical design with the industry’s top extraction magnification of 0.83x (35mm equivalent).


  • Developed to produce professional results with maximum reliability and operability
  • Intuitive devise with integrated vertical grip for superb ergonomic controls in horizontal and vertical mode
  • World’s best dust-, splash-, & freezeproofness
  • Globe’s best image stabilization performance with up to 7.5 EV steps of compensation
  • Re-developed AF system with various AF target modes and settings and quick subject tracking
  • 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor with improved supersonic wave filter for dust reduction
  • Dual TruPicVIII high-speed image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, such as a photograph or other two-dimensional picture, processors assisting high-speed responsiveness and new innovative features
  • Dimensions: W 144.4mm x H 146.8mm x D 75.4mm
  • Weight: approx. 849g (body only), 997g (with 2 batteries and SD car-cards)
  • Available from late February 2019 at a RRP of £2799.99 (body only)
  • Pro Capture mode for action photography supporting RAW shooting without blackout
  • 50 MP Handheld Shrill Res shot functionality
  • Live ND feature for slow shutter effects without external filter
  • Key “OM-D Movie” video wherewithals:
  • 4K and C4K,
  • OM-Log400,
  • Different levels of IS,
  • 120 fps high-speed shooting in FullHD
  • Integrated field sensors to add detailed metadata to pictures and video
  • Anti-flicker shooting talents
  • Two UHS-II SD card slots for high speed responsiveness
  • Two batteries in innovative cartridge system and USB charging capabilities
  • A multi selector joystick is categorized in both the horizontal and vertical positions so that users can quickly shift focus areas. In addition to the standard lock lever, a new C-lock lever allocates for locking the controls in the vertical position.
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Thanks to renowned OM-D weather sealing – which has been taken to a new level in the E-M1X to extend the world’s best – the E-M1X has cleared Olympus’ in-house splash proof tests2 that are more rigorous than IPX1, allocating users to shoot in the most severe weather conditions. Dust-, splash-, and freezeproof performance is maintained even when connecting a remote mooring, microphone, or headphones.

The sensor dust reduction system now features an improved Super Sonic Wave Filter (SSWF) with special parka which vibrates 30,000 times per second further reducing the possibility of dust or dirt ruining photos and equipment by factor 10. More features enhancing the camera’s durability and reliability include a construction that dissipates heat when shooting movies and during systematic shooting and a top-class shutter operation life of 400,000 times.

Due to a cartridge insert system for two BLH-1 batteries (also used for the E-M1 Mark II) in the E-M1X, owners can capture up to 2,580 images before having to recharge. Featuring USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) from up to 100 W power sources, both batteries in the camera consistency can be fully charged in approximately two hours.

Re-developed autofocus system for optimal speed and precision

The OM-D AF system has been completely re-developed for the E-M1X: erection on the 121-point all-cross-type on-chip Phase Detection AF sensor from the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the AF algorithm has been re-worked and dramatically improved. The E-M1X utilizes AF poop from recorded images to enable quick tracking of unpredictable subject movements and changes in subject speed.

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Various additional AF settings are at on the OM-D E-M1X, including different AF target modes (now supporting groups with 25 focus points) and custom AF area position settings when toe-hold the camera vertically or horizontally. Focus points may quickly be shifted with the new multi selector (joystick).

A new intelligent subject detection feature allows the AF approach to automatically detect specific subjects (motorsports, airplanes, trains), focusing and tracking the optimal area, so that users can fully concentrate on the compound.

With an AF low intensity limit of down to -6 EV steps4, the E-M1X also takes the worry out of shooting in low light.


High speed performance and excellent metaphor quality

Speed and image quality of the new E-M1X are fueled by a 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor with a new coating in order to deliver improved sensitivity as well as two TruPicVIII high-speed corporealization processors improving fundamental performance factors such as start-up time and recovery time from sleep mode. The dual processor envision not only contributes to a faster camera, but also allows the support of two high-speed UHS-II SD card slots and enables the latest shooting functions such as Handheld Excessive Res Shot, Live ND, and Intelligent Subject Detection AF.

With the E-M1X, Olympus engineers have taken image stabilization yet another step forward: by injecting a redeveloped gyro sensor, the camera allows for the world’s best compensation performance. In combination with a M.Zuiko IS PRO lens, this technology approves the 5-axis sync IS to compensate for approx. 7.5 shutter speed steps1, eliminating the need for a tripod and enabling free-hand shooting in various ups.

With locked AF, the E-M1X features high-speed sequential shooting at a maximum of 60 fps to capture split-second moments that the human eye cannot see. With AF/AE tracking, a maximal of 18 fps may be reached.

The camera’s Pro Capture Mode records up to 35 frames retroactively from when the shutter button is released during propelling. This feature already received praise when being introduced on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, and is ideal for action photography.

In addition to high-resolution summit 80 MP images that can be captured in Tripod High Res Shot, a Handheld High Res Shot functionality is now available on the OM-D E-M1X: designed for photographers who don’t desire to be limited by using a tripod, this function generates a single high-resolution shot equal to that captured with a 50 MP sensor – without any cyphers of blur caused by handshake.

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A new Live ND functionality incorporates slow shutter speed effects as though using an ND filter. The scene can be reviewed in the viewfinder and the potency edited before users take the photo. Effects can be set in five levels: ND2 (equivalent to one shutter speed step), ND4 (2 steps), ND8 (3 moves), ND16 (4 steps), and ND32 (5 steps).


Movie capabilities and more

In addition to professional-quality photos, the new E-M1X is a master at movie-making. It features all the extras videographers neediness to capture moments as they happen.

With the ultra-high Cinema 4K (C4K, 4096 x 2160) movie format, videographers not only have the highest note resolution to date, but also more flexibility when it comes to postproduction.

The powerful 5-axis IS and electronic stabilization enable refined handheld 4K and C4K video write down with three selectable levels of movement compensation depending on the photographer’s posture and movement.

To counteract changing lighting conditions ordinary during documentary and nature shooting, the E-M1X supports log shooting. OM-Log400 delivers movies without loss of details in shadows or highlight blowouts, and important freedom over video creativity through color grading.

120 fps high-speed movies are also now supported in Full HD resulting in the capability to shoot cinematic silent pictures with slow-motion perception.

The OM-D E-M1X contains a built-in GPS sensor, temperature sensor, manometer and compass, collectively known as ‘field sensors the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment’. In annex to location information such as longitude and latitude, these sensors detect and record the temperature, elevation, and direction of the camera for adding detailed harm information to images.

With an anti-flicker shooting feature, the camera detects the flicker frequency of artificial light sources and activates the shutter at nib brightness to minimize uneven exposures and coloring between sequential frames. Flicker scan suppresses striped patterns that can occur when put into practicing Silent Mode (electronic shutter) and when shooting movies, so that users can fine tune the shutter speed.

A new Wi-Fi capture budgets tethered shooting without a cable and makes it possible to transfer images wirelessly to a computer with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the “Olympus Capture” camera management software.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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