Olympus E-M1X camera rumors recap


The Olympus E-M1X MFT camera will be announced on January 24th and 43addict found some additional leaked details on the Chinese social media platform Weibo - here is an updated Olympus E-M1X camera rumored specifications recap:

  • Body is going to have built-in power/battery grip
  • Size is 144.4 x 146.77 x 75.35
  • Improved stabilization with up to 7.5 EV stabilization
  • The sensor is 20 MP (not global shutter)
  • Three types of Hi-Resolution modes with one type being hand holdable
  • USB chargeable
  • Data transferable by air to a server
  • Radio control of remote flash with a new flash coming and receiver for old flashes
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Announcement: late January or maybe February 9
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Same batteries as E-M1
  • Adaptive and expandable autofocus points
  • Announcement: January 24th 2019
  • Availability: February 2019
  • Price is rumored to be around $3,000
  • Twice faster than E-M1 Mark II
  • 18 fps
  • AI AutoFocus
  • AF: Automatically adapts to the extended focus, for example: when the shooting target changes from one person to one car, the number of focus points will automatically expand. When shooting a basketball player, the camera will switch to a 5 vertical focus area points
  • Larger EVF
  • Can take around 80MP high-resolution image handheld (minimum 1/60 shutter speed)
  • Same battery as E-M1 Mark II
  • Two TruePic VIII processors (twice the E-M1 MKII processing power)
  • Made in Vietnam
  • Power source: DC 7.4 V (Li-ion battery), DC 9 V (AC adapter)
  • The camera will have Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth as well as  USB PD support (15 V)
  • Olympus marketing target group: sports and wildlife photographers
  • Built-in electronic ND filter
  • Price: around $3,000

The dimensions of the Olympus E-M1X are 144.37mm x 146.765mm x 75.345mm - here is a comparison with the Olympus E-M1 Mark II (134.1mm x 90.9mm x 68.9mm), Canon 1DX Mark II (158mm x 167.6mm x 82.6mm) and Nikon D5 (160mm x 158.5mm x 92mm):

Another comparison (thanks SteveHood):

Olympus will also release a new electronic flash (IM011), wireless commander (IM012) and a wireless receiver (IM013).

Olympus is also rumored to announce new lenses:

  • Wide-angle zoom lens
  • Tele zoom lens: 150-400mm f/4.5 or f/4 with a 1.2x TC
  • New Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens is also expected - the rumored length is 68.2x87mm (without the lens hood)
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