Interview with Olympus on the new E-M1X camera




DC Watch published their interview with Olympus executives on the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera. Here is the recap from 43addict:

  • Mirrorless is booming since Canon and Nikon entered the market
  • Olympus is sticking with m43
  • The value of compact and lightweight cameras is becoming clearer
  • m43 is an optimized solution that solves heavy, big, shutter shock
  • m43 is the most compact high-resolution system on the market
  • E-M1X and EM1 Mark II are different systems and will both continue to be developed for professionals
  • E-M5 is for photographic hobbyists and E-M10 is their entry level
  • E-M1X is about reliability and mobility it can be used in any environment
  • The integration of the grip allows for better button placement
  • E-M1X is dust-proof and drip-proof beyond all previous models
  • The E-M1X has a new coating SSWF (supersonic wave filter) and heat dissipation structure.
  • It also supports USB PD with USB Type-C and has a double battery.
  • Has UHS-II support in both SD card slots.
  • Currently has AI sports/airplane/railroad support and more may come later via a firmware update.
  • EVF magnification is 0.83x compared to the E-M1 Mark II 0.74x
  •  7.5 steps of IBIS with IS PRO lenses and clear images with up to a 4-second exposure.
  • E-M1X can shoot high resolution without a tripod
  • E-M1 Mark II won’t get handheld high-resolution shot at this time because it required dual TruePic VIII and might not be possible to do with a single chip
  • Other E-M1X features should find their way to the E-M1 Mark II
  • For now, Live ND is exclusive to the E-M1X
  • Noise performance should be a little better with the E-M1X
  • E-M1X has log so it has drastically improved performance
  • Olympus also released wireless flash products and a new image editor called Olympus Workspace
  • There are 5 new PRO zoom lenses coming on the roadmap including the ED 150-400 mm F 4.5 TC 1.25 x IS PRO.
  • It is expected that the expansion of the large aperture monofocal lens will be advanced in the future.
  • Olympus will celebrate its 100th anniversary on October 12, 2019
  • To celebrate the anniversary there will be a silver model of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II released limited to commemorate the milestone.

Demo of the Olympus OM-D EM1X’s IBIS system:

Via DC.Watch

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