Earlier this month, Olympus teased that they had a new camera in the works that would be announced today, and sure enough they have. The company has since officially taken the wraps off its latest mirrorless camera in the form of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, which definitely doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
As Engadget points out, the camera feels like a larger version of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. It’s not necessarily a bad thing and if you don’t have the E-M1 Mark II, then this could be worth considering. However if you already own it, then maybe the upgrade might not be worth paying for.
The camera will feature the same 20.4MP sensor and 18 FPS shooting speeds. However it will have an advantage over its predecessor as it will feature in-body image stabilization thanks to its 5-axis gyro sensor that should help keep photos relatively blur-free and videos stable. It is also weather-proofed so taking it on trips to places where it might get wet or cold should not prove to be a problem either.
Olympus also seems to have adopted Fujifilm’s approach to full-frame cameras, where they simply aren’t that interested at the moment. Speaking to Engadget, Olympus marketing director Nathan Lloyd said, “That’s not the direction we want to go, that’s not our core competency. Full frame doesn’t answer everything. High speed, autofocus and performance is better on Micro Four Thirds. We also have a compact and lightweight solution.”
The Olympus OM-D E-M1X will be made available late February where it will be priced starting at $3,000 for the body only.
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