Olympus OM-D E-M1X
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The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is the company's sports-oriented Micro Four Thirds camera that's all about speed. It has a 20.4MP Four Thirds sensor, Dual TruePic VIII processors, a 121-point hybrid autofocus system with intelligent subject detection for trains, race cars and planes/helicopters. The camera can shoot continuously at 60 fps with AF/AE lock and 18 fps with continuous AF/AE. The E-M1X offers a High Res Shot mode for both handheld and tripod use, a Live ND filter (using multiple exposures) and a Pro Capture mode that lets you save images taken before the shutter release button.
The camera has a built-in battery grip (which holds two batteries), 5-axis image stabilization rated to 7 stops, a large electronic viewfinder, fully articulating touchscreen LCD, dual SD card slots and a built-in GPS with temperature, pressure and acceleration sensors. The body is weather-sealed to IPX1 standards.
The OM-D E-M1X can capture both DCI (24p) and UHD 4K (30p) video at bit rates of 237 and 102 Mbps, respectively. High speed video capture at 1080/120p and OM-Log400 for easier color grading are also available.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3888|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to 64)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|USB||USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||997 g (2.20 lb / 35.17 oz)|
|Dimensions||144 x 147 x 75 mm (5.67 x 5.79 x 2.95″)|
The E-M1X is the only twin-grip Four Thirds camera on the market squarely aimed at pros - it's large, fast and tough-built. But its price tag puts it in a tricky position, as plenty of other larger-sensor cameras can be had for considerably-less coinage - many even offer more reliable AF.
Good for: Current Micro Four Thirds shooters who want a twin grip camera to photograph fast-moving subjects.
Not so good for: Anyone not already heavily-invested in Micro Four Thirds glass. Those seeking a small, light camera.
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