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The E-M1X is a step up from the E-M1 Mark II.

Compare the two for yourself and discover the difference that the E-M1X can make for your professional photography requirements.

E-M1X E-M1 Mark II

Reliability and mobility

Grip Integrated vertical grip Optional vertical grip HLD-9

Button lock and C-LOCK
(to customise which buttons should be locked)

Button lock
Function buttons Optimised single function buttons; buttons with different haptics to easily use them when looking through the viewfinder Single function buttons
Mobility Lightweight system Lightweight system
Viewfinder magnification 0.83x
(35mm equivalent) , Approx. 2.36M dot
(35mm equivalent) , Approx. 2.36M dot

Advanced sealing for:

remote cable
headphone terminals
Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF)

Improved with new coating
Heat dissipation structure
Double battery support for two 1720 mAh BLH-1 batteries; up to 2,580 images
Single battery support for one 1720 mAh BLH-1 battery; up to 950 images

Optional: with HLD-9 Grip
USB power delivery In-camera charging and powering via USB or AC-5; two batteries can be charged simultaneously in 2 hours
Shutter 400,000
My Menu

Autofocus system

Cross type 121 -point 121 -point
On-chip phase detection, Contrast AF
Multi Selector (Joystick)
AF Customisation

User-generated arrays in addition to preset variation

Preset AF arrays only
Intelligent Subject Detection AF
AF Target mode Group 25-point;
also 121-point, 5-point, 9-point
121-point, 5-point, 9-point
AF Limiter
Face Detection /
Eye Detection AF
AF sensitivity

Down to –6 EV
(with M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 Pro, ISO 100)

High-speed performance

AF/AE Sequential Shooting with tracking Max. 18 fps (AF/AE tracking) Max. 18 fps (AF/AE tracking)
Silent Mode
AF/AE Sequential Shooting with lock Max. 60 fps Max. 60 fps
Anti-Flicker shooting / Flicker Scan
Dual SD card slot
(standard, auto switch, dual independent, dual same)

Both slots are UHS-II compatible

One slot is UHS-II compatible
RAW recordable up to 287 up to 148
Pro Capture

High image quality

TruePic Double TruePic VIII TruePic VIII
Image stabilisation (IS)

body only
with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO

Advanced IS 7.0 EV steps
7.5 EV steps

5.5 EV steps
6.5 EV steps
High Res Shot
(50M sensor equivalent)


Live ND Five levels: ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32
Mode dial P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, C4, Movie, and B for easier access to Live composite, live bulb, live time P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, Movie, Art Filter, iAuto
Focus Stacking / Focus Bracketing Focus Stacking: Select from 3 to 15 shots, incl. display of crop frame of final image

Focus Bracketing: 3 to 999 shots
Focus Stacking: 8 shots

Focus Bracketing: 3 to 999 shots
Keystone compensation
(view effects in Live View while shooting)
In-body fisheye correction
(can be used as a wide lens without fisheye effect)
LV Boost

Improved to make subjects easier to see when shooting in dark locations

System expandability

Olympus Workspace: faster, customisable layout for optimised vertical shots, five rating levels and seven colour marks
Olympus Capture


Bluethooth® 4.2 LE
Field sensor system
(barometer, compass, thermometer, GPS)
Fast image transfer Lightning speeds via Wi-Fi
(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Fast via Wi-Fi
(IEEE 802.11b/g/n)

OM-D Movie

Handheld IS

Improved (with three levels of IS)

Advanced sealing for:

remote cable
headphone terminals
Handheld 4K/C4K shooting
Changing lighting conditions OM400-log: movies without loss of detail in shadows or highlight blowouts through colour grading; LUT for grading tasks via Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve FLAT mode (LUT OM400-log available as download) LUT for grading tasks via Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Flat mode (LUT available as download)
View assistant
OM-D Movie AF
(advanced focusing)

AF speed and AF sensitivity adjustable
HDMI monitor connection 4:2:2 output support; info display either on camera or on monitor 4:2:2 output support; info display on monitor
High-Speed Movie (120fps)
Sound Improved sound quality thanks to new pre-amp
Separate movie settings available
Duration of use

under standard JEITA testing
when zoom and other operational functions are not used

̴170 min
̴350 min

̴90 min
̴150 min

Additional features

Battery lifetime Up to 2.580 images Up to 950 images
Weight (body only) 997 g 574 g
Dimensions H: 146.8mm D: 75.4mm W: 144.4mm H: 90.9mm D: 68.9mm W: 134.1mm
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