Additional Olympus OM-D E-M1X + FL-700WR (Pictures, Specifications, Prices)

Photorumors received some additional images and specs for the Olympus E-M1X. I am curious to see how it is received at its launch price point of $3,000 in the united states.

The Olympus E-M1X is toughest, fastest and smartest OM-D yet, featuring the world’s best image stabilization and stand out new capabilities including 50mp Hi-Res Shot handheld. The new built-in vertical grip houses two batteries for extended use and a deep finger rest for both horizontal and vertical positions gives a more comfortable grip. New twin processors take high-speed performance to another level for both image processing and a re-developed intelligent autofocus system. The magnesium alloy body is fully IPX1 weather resistance tested.

  • Weight 997g
  • Body (WxHxD) 144.4 x 146.8 x 75.4mm
  • Effective Resolution 20.4 megapixels
  • Continuous Shooting Speed 18 fps
  • 50 MP Handheld High Res shot functionality. Building on the HiRes innovation on the E-M1 MK II where a tripod was required, the E-M1X can now take a 50mp HiRes shot handheld. Using a tripod it can now produce 80mp images.
  • World’s best Image stabilization: In combination with a M.Zuiko IS PRO lens, this technology enables the 5-axis sync IS to compensate for approx. 7.5 shutter speed steps.
  • Totally new AF system with various AF target modes and settings and intelligent subject tracking.
  • With locked AF, the E-M1X features high-speed sequential shooting at a maximum of 60 fps to capture split-second moments that the human eye cannot see. With AF/AE tracking, a maximum of 18 fps may be reached.
  • Key OM-D Movie video capabilities: 4K and C4K, OM-Log400, Different levels of IS, 120 fps high-speed shooting in Full HD
  • Anti-flicker shooting capabilities
  • Integrated field sensors to add detailed metadata to pictures and video
  • Live ND feature for slow shutter effects without an external filter.
  • Dust, splash, & freezeproof. Weatherproofing maintained even when connecting microphone, earphone or remote control cable
  • Integrated field sensors to add detailed metadata to pictures and video
  • Two UHS-II SD card slots for high-speed responsiveness
  • Two batteries in innovative cartridge system and USB charging capabilities
  • The sensor dust reduction system now features an improved Super Sonic Wave Filter (SSWF) with a special coating which vibrates 30,000 times per second further reducing the possibility of dust or dirt ruining photos and equipment by factor 10
  • Capture up to 2,580 images before having to recharge. Featuring USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) from up to 100 W power sources, both batteries in the camera body can be fully charged in approximately two hours
  • A new Wi-Fi capture allows tethered shooting without a cable and makes it possible to transfer images wirelessly to a computer with the Olympus
  • Prices:
    • Olympus E-M1X body ¥365,040 / £2,799
    • Olympus FL-700WR: ¥38,880
    • Olympus Flash Commander FC-WR: ¥34,560
    • Olympus Flash Receiver FR-WR: ¥23,760

via Photorumors

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Olympus FL-700WR System Listed at Provantage

The previously rumored Olympus FL-700WR flash system is now listed on Provantage. The official announcement will likely occur January 24th alongside the new Olympus OMD E-M1X Camera.

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Olympus OMD E-M1X: All Leaks Are Coming From Weibo

Weibo is full of Olympus OMD specs and leaked photos that other sites have passed off as their own exclusive leaks. Below are some examples of rumored specs found on the Chinese site.

From Weibo:
E-M1X and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens, the E-M1X looks small after the vertical handle is integrated, but the 17mm F1.2 is a 68.2x87mm (without hood) lens. , the real machine is not much smaller than the D5, 1DX II level SLR

According to the new leak information, the latest specifications of the E-M1X are as follows: 
20MP sensor (non-global shutter); 
continuous shooting speed: 18FPS; 
body anti-shake: 7.5EV 
processor: E-M1 MKII twice the processing speed 
size: 144.37 × 146.765 ×75.345mm 
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 consisting of focus points; 
high-resolution shooting: 80MP photos can be taken at a shutter speed of no less than 1/60s in handheld photography; 
target group: sports and wildlife photographers; 
battery: same as E-M1 MKII; 
Viewfinder: Larger EVF; 
Release time: January 2019, simultaneous release of two telephoto zoom lenses, a wide-angle zoom lens, flash and Zuiko telescope. (The earlier rumors were 150-400mm F4.5 or F4 lenses, and a 1.2X Extender. From the 1.2X Extender, the F4.5 aperture is more likely.)

OLYMPUS E-M1X will be released on January 20th, the main points: 18fps, 7.5 EV anti-shake, 2 times E-M1II processing speed, handheld (1/60s) 80mp HD mode, built-in electronic ND filter, fixed vertical handle , oversized EVF, size 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm, priced at $3,000, target users: sports and wildlife photographers. Randomly released two telephoto zooms and one wide-angle zoom.

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More Olympus E-M1X Camera Teasers

Olympus released some more teasers of the Olympus E-M1X camera. Photorumors slightly bumped the shadows to give a better view.

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Sharp Micro Four Thirds 8k Camera on Display at CES

Sharp is showing off their new 8k Micro Four Thirds camera first at the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas. Honestly, I expected a lot more 8k cameras this year since all the TV’s are coming, but we should see more this year and next.


  • 8k at 30 fps in H.265 codec (Sharp is working on 60 fps)
  • Price under $5,000
  • No sensor info besides Micro Four Thirds format
  • 5″ inch touchscreen
  • 1 SD card slot
  • On sensor stabilization
  • Looks like the Blackmagic Pocket camera
  • Not officially announced yet (a prototype was shown at CES)
  • The official announcement is expected at the 2019 NAB show

Video coverage below:

via Photorumors

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Panasonic CES 2019 Press Conference Live Stream

What you missed:
Found a better stream now talking about LUMIX
LUMIX S1 and S1R available at the end of March
2 New additional features announced
High-resolution mode (pixel shift) – HSP files
HLG photos – Great dynamic range
GZ2000 TV OLED based with HLG Photo mode
New SL1200 direct drive turntable
HomeX automation
Working with Colorado to make more connected roads
Working on ebikes
Partnered with Harley to develop electric motorcycles.

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