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Olympus OM-D E-M1X review: specs and price

Olympus OM-D E-M1X
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Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    20MPvs16.46MP
  • Sensor size
    17.4 x 13mmvs159.16mm
  • Focus points
    121vs48.59
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs16109.93 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    60fpsvs6.59fps
  • longer battery life
    870shotsvs389.88shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 24fpsvs39735.81fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2823s

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.Is dustproof and water resistant
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

4.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

5.Has a built-in focus motor
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

6. more viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

100%

Optics

1.sensor size

17.4 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

121

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

6.megapixels

20MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 24fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

For example

Sony A6400 + Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3.Has timelapse function
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

6.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.has stereo speakers
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

870shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.battery power

1720mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.wireless charging
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Features

1.color depth

12bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

2.Has WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.has an external memory slot
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

5.can be controlled remotely
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

6.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.Has Bluetooth
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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