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    Olympus OM-D E-M1X Announcement


    OM-D E-M1X has been created based on the 20.4MP Live Mos sensor with the ISO range of 200-6400, which can be extended to 64-25000. The producer assures that the quite vintage sensor has been produced in a newer technology, which is to ensure greater sensitivity and this, in turn, to positively influence the quality of photographs taken in low light. The ultrasonic filter, which vibrates 30 thousand times per second, should hinder the sensor getting dirty during lens swapping. The TruePic VII processor is responsible for controlling all of the camera’s functions.  


    The continuous shooting mode of the new Olympus enables taking photographs in full resolution with full AF support and the speed of 18f/s or 60f/s (if we disable focus). In the Pro Capture mode, the camera saves 35 frames in the RAW format in the buffer even before we push the camera’s shutter to the end.  


    Of course, the AF system has also been improved: it is a system based on phase detection and 121 cross-type points, and its sensitivity amounts to -6EV (f/1.2 lenses). We get a much greater freedom of choosing the optimal AF mode of work. The AF has been equipped with new algorithms responsible for tracking objects – the system recognizes and analyzes the movement of objects on the photographs in real time. The function of intelligent object detection is supposed to track the moving objects (cars, planes, etc.) which show up in the frame.  


    "High Res Shot" – this phrase will be mentioned many times and we will possibly see it in every promotional material encouraging people to buy OM-D E-M1X. The mode enables taking sharps photographs “from the hand” with the resolution up to 50MP. Of course, this “magic” takes place through combining several frames. In the case of using a tripod, with the use of High Res Shot we will take photographs with the maximum resolution of 80MP. In both cases the data concern RAW photographs.


    Olympus OM-D E-M1X + Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO

    1). Olympus OM-D E-M1X + Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO


    Future equipment expenses will be limited by the ND filter simulation mode ND (within the range ND2 - ND32) and the Flicker Scan technology which is supposed to reduce the artifacts which may appear during taking photographs in artificial, flickering light with the use of the electronic shutter. Here, it’s worth mentioning the use of the improved heat dissipation system which is to extend the durability of the standard mechanical shutter by 400 thousand cycles. The sensor stabilization system has also been improved – it amounts to 7.5EV for the focal length of 100mm (the equivalent of 200mm for full-frame systems).


    This time, Olympus has not forgotten about film-makers – in the Cinema mode we can record films in 4K 4096 × 2160px with the speed of 24f/s, and in standard 4K 3840 × 2160px with the speed of 30f/s (with the use of IPB or All-I compression). The Full HD materials can be recorded in slow motion with the speed of 120f/s – a flat OM-Log 400 profile is also present. During film-making, we will fully use the stabilization system. We also have 3 specially created modes and a useful focus peaking function. A possibility of connecting a microphone and headphones as well as a rotating screen are conveniences which should satisfy vloggers.  


    Olympus OM-D E-M1X

    2). Olympus OM-D E-M1X


    Olympus OM-D E-M1X has been fully designed from scratch which is to ensure faster and more efficient work. The camera has been equipped with a vertical grip inside of which we will find two BLH-1 batteries. A fully-charged battery enables taking 2580 photographs. Charging the battery can be done directly in the camera and it takes 2 hours. A new multifunctional selection disc is now in the upper part of the camera’s housing and the re-designed ISO button enables more intuitive work. A novelty is a button dedicated for the settings of saving files on cards. As could be expected from a modern construction, all buttons and manipulators are now more accentuated and easier for intuitive find. The new camera has also much more buttons with the possibilities of assigning a particular function. The use of the AF joystick is also a new thing in the OM-D series.  


    The body’s resistance has been improved – it is protected against dust and splashes. The camera is supposed to work properly in the temperatures up to -20º. On the housing, there are 2 SD UHS-II card slots, the GPS module and the set of detectors: thermometer, compass and manometer, which should enrich the information about the circumstances in which particular photographs were taken. The electronic viewfinder has the resolution of 2.36MP (0.83× zoom) and the rotating touch screen has the diagonal of 3.2". The functions of wireless connectivity have also been expanded – the camera is equipped with the Wi-Fi tethering.


    Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4

    3). Olympus OM-D E-M1X + Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO


    Olympus OM-D E-M1X with the batteries weighs 997g and its dimensions are 144,4 × 146,8 × 75,4mm.


    The camera will appear on sale at the end of February 2019 and its price will possibly amount to $3000. Together with the camera, the following things will also be available: a new flash and the 150 - 400mm f/4.5 lens equipped with the 1.25× converter.  

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