Olympus E-M1X Camera Rumors Recap

The Olympus E-M1X high-end mirrorless camera will be announced on January 24th. Here is an updated rumors recap of the upcoming Micro Four Thirds sports camera.

Olympus released several Olympus OM-D E-M1 X teaser to show a few quick glances at a new high-end OM-D mirrorless camera in action. Along with the E-M1X, the company will also release a new electronic flash (IM011), wireless commander (IM012) and a wireless receiver (IM013).

The dimensions of the Olympus E-M1X are 144.37mm x 146.765mm x 75.345mm. Check out the comparison between 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):

OM-D E-M1X Specs so Far

  • 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 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

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)

Anyway take all these with grain of salt and please free to add your comments and expectations on this. Stay tuned with us for more information.

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