Excellent Image Quality for the most demanding professional

The E-M1X is built around two TruePic VIII image processors to deliver high powered imaging performance to meet the requirements of busy pro photographers. The image stabilisation has also been advanced to achieve up to an amazing 7.5[*] shutter speed steps of compensation.

Dual TruePic VIII image processors

The dual TruePic VIII image processors in the E-M1X are paired with a 20M Live MOS sensor to create high image quality and high-speed processing of the 20MP that has not been achieved before.

20.4M Live MOS sensor

The optimised pixel optical system of the 20.4M LIVE MOS sensor in the E-M1X delivers improved sensitivity and a standard ISO sensitivity range of ISO 6400. Anti-reflective coating applied to the surface of the sensor to reduce flare and ghosting. This configuration also minimises movement distortion through faster signal read out speeds and enables 4K video recording with minimal power consumption.

Dual TruePic VIII Processors

The dual high-speed TruePic VIII image processors in this model allow for cutting-edge functionality, reduced the start-up time, faster recovery from sleep, enables dual UHS-II compatible card slots, Intelligent Subject Detect AF, Handheld High Res Shot, and Live ND. The optical performance of attached lenses are also maximised for natural depiction and high-definition imaging.

The world's best 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation

When the E-M1X is paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO, approximately 7.5 shutter speed steps[2] of compensation is achieved to deliver the world's best compensation performance[1]. With approximately 7.0 shutter speed steps[3] achieved by the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation alone via a new gyro sensor that offers five times better camera shake detection accuracy than on previous models. Delivering amazing performance, resulting in blur-free handheld shooting even at a shutter speed of 4 seconds[4].

  • 1. On interchangeable lens cameras available as of January 24, 2019.
  • 2. Lens with 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO, focal length: f=100mm (35mm equivalent f=200mm), halfway release image stabilisation: OFF, frame rate: high speed, CIPA standard compliant on 2 axes (Yaw/Pitch)
  • 3. Lens with 7.0 shutter speed steps of compensation performance (body alone): M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 IS PRO, focal length: f=40mm (35mm equivalent f=80mm), CIPA standard compliant on 2 axes (Yaw/Pitch)
  • 4. According to Olympus testing conditions. There are individual differences, and this is not guaranteed in all cases.
  • 5-axis image stabilisation
  • Newly developed gyro sensor

Tripod High Res Shot

Normal shooting and Tripod High Res Shot

The image sensor in the E-M1X is moved in 0.5 pixel increments to capture 8 images, which are then merged to form a single 50MP equivalent high-resolution photo. This feature is good for suppressing movement in the merged shot such as a rippling surface of water or leaves shaking in the wind.

  • Resolution will be lower under inconsistent light sources due to flicker effects.
  • If the subject moves during shooting, the resolution of the moving section will be lower than the rest of the image.
  • The ISO sensitivity can be set up to 1600.
  • For flash photography, set the sync speed to 1/50 sec or longer.
  • RAW shots are 80MP equivalent.

Handheld High Res Shot

1. hand shake that occurs while shooting

High Res Shot capabilities have been advanced to allow the camera to achieve handheld high res shots. When activated, precise minor sensor shifts are used to capture 16 images which are then merged to create a high-resolution photo equivalent to 50MP. Perfect for capturing shots in locations where a tripod cannot be used or when moving around a lot during shooting.

  • Resolution will be lower under inconsistent light sources due to flicker effects.
  • If the subject moves during shooting, the resolution of the moving section will be lower than the rest of the image.
  • The ISO sensitivity can be set up to 6400.
  • The flash is not available.
  • RAW shots are 50MP equivalent.
  • Processing takes longer than with High Res Shot using tripod.

Live ND

This new feature virtually extends the exposure time and allows the capture of images with slow shutter speed effect by merging multiple exposures together. Five levels of the LIVE ND effect can be selected from ND2 (1 step) and ND32 (5 steps) and the effect of the slow shutter speed can be seen LIVE in the viewfinder or LCD screen before capturing[1]. This feature not only removes the trouble of changing filters according to the shooting scene or lens, but is also useful for lenses that are difficult to attach filters to.

  • 1: When LV simulation is on.
  • The expected effect may not be obtained depending on the subject and scene.
  • If the ND step setting increases when the flash is off, the maximum ISO sensitivity setting is 800, and the maximum shutter speed is 1/30 (set to ND2), the speed drops.
  • Standard shooting
  • ND filter used
  • Live ND
    Four images are composited to virtually extend the exposure time
    Note: ND4 (2 steps) used as an example.

Live Composite, Live Bulb, and Live Time

The E-M1X includes a new 'B' for Blub on the mode dial and three long exposure modes; Live Composite, Live Blub and Live Time, allowing photographers flexibility with long exposure captures. Live Composite mode captures a base image and then only adds sections that become brighter in the scene in Live View. Live Bulb, allows photographers to see in Live View how the image is developing whilst keeping the shutter open for however long the shutter release button is pressed. Live Time, opens the shutter with the first press of the shutter release button and closes it with the second press whilst showing the photographer how the image is developing in Live.

Focus Stacking mode

1. The cut area guide is displayed when shooting

Focus Stacking mode records an image that is in focus from foreground to background by combining multiple images together. In the E-M1 Mark II this function was locked to 8 shots, with the E-M1X you can select from 3 to 15 shots to use for compositing.The greater the number of shots selected the larger the depth of field created. This features functionality has also been improved by including guide lines to show where the images will be cut after they are recorded.

Focus Bracketing

With Focus Bracketing up to 999 images can be recorded. These can then be used with commercial software to create a photo with even greater depth of field and in-focus area than can be obtained with Focus Stacking.

Keystone Compensation

This feature delivers the same effect as shooting with a shift lens. The effects can be seen on the Live View screen while applying trapezoidal compensation and perspective enhancement simultaneously to the horizontal and vertical directions of the image.

  • OFF
  • ON
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO, 1/400 sec, F6.3, ISO 200

In-body Fisheye Compensation

This feature makes it possible to remove the fisheye effect of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO making it possible to use as a wide-angle lens. The correction effect of this compensation can be seen in Live View on the camera monitor or viewfinder.

  • Before correction
  • After correction

Live View Boost

Allows for adjustment the brightness of the Live View (LV) display to suit the location. LV Display Speed Priority has been added to LV Boost [On2] to make it even easier to view subjects in dark scenes such as at night when photographing stars. This feature also assists with framing of shots in dark locations.

Flicker Scan

When using Silent Mode (electronic shutter), the shutter speed can be fine tuned with this feature to reduce the striped patterns that tend to occur when shooting indoors under artificial lighting. The up/down button or dial can be used to set a shutter speed that minimises the effects of flickering. Additionally this feature can also be used when recording video.

  • Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


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