Olympus OM-D E-M1X Price in USA

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Price in US

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera with a dual grip designed specifically with professional sports and action photographers in mind. It has a price tag that is commensurate with its level of ambition, which is to say that it is built to be tough, durable, quick, and competent.

The EM1X utilizes both rapid reading and rapid processing to achieve its goals of providing high-level AF performance and rapid burst shooting in addition to a variety of innovative modes and features. Additionally, it offers improved levels of performance in terms of resistance to the elements.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Price in USA

$1,799.99 $2,999.00 29 used from $963.00 6 new from $1,799.99

The E-M1X is similar in appearance to a twin-grip E-M1 II, but it has more powerful CPUs and two batteries instead of just one. What the camera does with the additional power is what makes it such a fascinating device. The body-only version of the E-M1X has a suggested retail price of $2999 (or $3899 in Canada), as well as €2999 and £2799.

Along with a significant amount of processing capacity, the speed of the sensor in the E-M1X helps to underlie a significant amount of the capabilities of the camera.

It indicates that the camera is capable of having one of the quickest electronic shutters that we have come across and can record video with a rolling shutter that is extremely precisely regulated. However, it is very evident that Olympus has given a great deal of attention to the other ways in which it may deliver a real-world advantage from this rapid reading.

The rapid readout of the sensor not only enables the E-M1X to take quick photos (up to 18 frames per second with autofocus, 60 frames per second without), but it also enables the sensor to deliver an abundance of data for the focusing system while it is doing so. According to Olympus, the camera takes readings of the focus both from the photos that it has just taken and from the live view updates that occur in between those shots.

A number of other modifications have been made to the AF system, one of which being the capability to create distinct AF Area modes and distinct AF regions, based on the orientation of the camera.

In addition to this, the E-M1X now has the capability to construct custom-shaped groupings of AF points. This is useful when there is a certain section of the image in which you anticipate your subject to be located.

In addition, there are options available per AF Area mode that determine whether the camera should initially focus on the subject that is located in the AF area’s center rather than the subject that is located closest to it, and whether it should then prioritize the subject that is located in the center of each type of AF Area. These are especially helpful in circumstances in which you need to maintain your autofocus point over your subject even as it moves, but you also need to know exactly what the camera will prioritize inside that zone.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Specifications

Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDual TruePic VIII
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 64)
Boosted ISO (minimum)64
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes7 stops body only. 7.5 stops with 12-100mm lens.
CIPA image stabilization rating7 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.31)Raw (12-bit ORF)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points121
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.65× (0.82× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Exposure modesProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash modesRedeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), manual
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuousBracketingSelf-timer
Continuous drive60.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpotSpot AF-area
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesDual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes (USB-PD allows charging by laptop or external power bank)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notes802.11ac + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wired remote)
Environmentally sealedYes (to IPX1 standards)
Battery descriptionTwo BLH-1 lithium-ion batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)870
Weight (inc. batteries)997 g (2.20 lb / 35.17 oz)
Dimensions144 x 147 x 75 mm (5.67 x 5.79 x 2.95″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesAlso captures direction, temperature, pressure and acceleration
9Expert Score

The E-M1X is the only twin-grip Four Thirds camera currently available, and it is specifically designed with professionals in mind due to its size, speed, and rugged construction. However, its price tag places it in a precarious position, as other alternative cameras with bigger sensors are available for far less money, and many of these cameras feature autofocus that is more dependable.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Image quality
  • Constructed to withstand any kind of weather.
  • LCD screen with a movable touchpad.
  • Stabilization along all five axes of the sensor.
  • 60fps Raw capture.
  • Dual batteries, as well as slots for several types of memory cards
  • Vertical hold included into the design.
  • 4K video capture.
  • Expensive.
  • When operating at the maximum burst rate, tracking is not accessible.
  • Raw buffer with a rather low capacity.
  • Incremental improvements.
  • Underwhelming EVF.


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