Olympus Singapore launches the new OM-D E-M1X


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Jul 20, 2007
Bukit Batok
Olympus Singapore launches the new OM-D E-M1X

Olympus Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of the new OM-D E-M1X. This compact, lightweight interchangeable lens camera achieves high-quality images while conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Advancing from the OM-D series, the OM-D E-M1X sees a boost of technological advancements, which enables it to surpass DSLRs while bringing portability and image quality into the next dimension.

Featuring the world’s highest image stabilization performance of 7.51 shutter speed steps, double TruePic VIII image processor now allows for new Intelligent Subject Detection AF that uses deep learning technology and the new hand-held High Res Shot to 50M, the OM-D series expands with the new OM-D E-M1X professional model, which is situated alongside the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

With integrated vertical grip construction, the new professional OM-D E-M1X offers secure holding and high operability. Pairing with the M.Zuiko lens lineup this compact & lightweight camera system shows its true abilities in scenes where portability is essential, such as in sports and wildlife photography.

Some of the Key Highlights

1. The world’s highest image stabilization performance - 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation (With 12-100mm F4 Pro)

2. Double TruePic VIII image processors provide high-speed responsiveness

3. Intelligent Subject Detection AF – Deep learning

4. Handheld High-Res Shot to 50M

5. Advanced DUAL FAST AF with 121-point all cross-type sensor

6. Pro Capture mode for lag-free shooting

7. Digital cinema standard 4K movies with OM-Log400 Compatibility

8. Dual UHS-II SD Card Slots

9. Dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance

10. Live ND

11. Multi-selector for both vertical and horizontal shooting

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The World’s Highest Image Stabilisation Performance
In line with Olympus OM-D series, the upcoming OM-D E-M1X is equipped with the latest in-body 5-axis Image Stabilization which boasts the best compensation performance in its class for both imagesand 4K movies.
The OM-D E-M1X’s new gyro sensor enables 5-axis sync IS, which delivers a maximum of approximately 7.0 shutter speed steps of compensation performance when using the body alone, and the world’s highest approximately 7.51 shutter speed steps of compensation when combined with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO lens. This feature makes handheld shooting possible at lower shutter speeds than ever before, which is perfect for nighttime and indoor shooting

In addition, the powerful 5-axis IS and electronic stabilization redefines handheld 4K and cinema 4K video recording. Image stabilization effect can be selected from three levels depending on the photographer’s posture and movement. With the OM-Log400 shooting supported by the OM-D E-M1X, photographers can shoot without loss of details in shadows and highlights, blowouts, along with color grading via a computer for a high degree of freedom over images.

The body size grow so much and it seem to be design for full time photographers. Being this everyday to office just to have a camera to capture any moment you see along the way to work seems is not very visible with this body size.

And heard online review everyone talking about the EVF wasn’t that sharp. Guess need to wait e1x mark ii to have improve EVF AND LCD.

Hopefully some of the new tech or improvement can be moved to e-m5 or pen-f replacement model (for those who prefer smaller body)

Launch of Olympus OM-D EM1X in Kuala Lumpur


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Was saving up for E-M1 mark 2 and this came !~

Good for those who are owners of many M4/3 lenses and who are already deeply invested in the system.
Pros say M4/3 quality images no difference from full frame and their clients/customers very happy with results.
I believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Pros also argue that small size of M4/3 lenses helps them when having to carry 5 or more lenses when out for an assignment.
But the success of a camera does not rely on pros buying it.
Maybe (guess) pros comprise at most 2% of the buyers overall market.
That leaves the 98% ordinary buyers who may buy 1 or 2 lenses and carry them for photo shoot.
At this price point, most ordinary buyers would have many choices.
Typically they may ask:
• Does it have 10bit codec and 4K/60p?
• When I pay so much, why don't I buy a full frame camera?
Over time, the price gap between small sensor and full frame sensor has closed.
Full frame camera prices have dropped.
Lumix is going into full frame.
Also, users with many legacy lenses e.g. Leica and Contax Zeiss from film camera days, would like to fit them on a full frame digital camera so that a wide angle remains a wide angle. instead of 2x focal length.
Finally the size of E-M1X is so big. Smallness was an attractive feature of M4/3.