Olympus OM-D E-M1X Body Only


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The Olympus Flagship Camera Designed to meet the Performance and Feature needs of the most Demanding Photographers.

Key Features
  • 20.4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Dual TruePic VIII Image Processors
  • Integrated Vertical Grip, Dual Batteries
  • 2.36m-Dot 0.83x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • DCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p Video Recording
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 15 fps Shooting and Expanded ISO 25600
  • 121-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Focused on reliability, speed, and versatility, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera offering a broad range of photo and video capabilities to satisfy the professional shooter's needs. Featuring a high-resolution 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and dual TruePic VIII image processors, the E-M1X is characterized by its quick continuous shooting, up to 60 fps with an electronic shutter and 15 fps with a mechanical shutter, as well as DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor and processors also offer a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 while a sophisticated 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system compensates for up to 7.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Beyond just imaging, the sensor's design also incorporates 121 on-chip phase-detection points, all of which are cross-type, along with 121 contrast-detection areas for fast and precise focusing and subject tracking performance.

Distinguishing itself further, the E-M1X is also the first Micro Four Thirds camera to feature an integrated vertical grip for improved ergonomics and handling regardless of shooting in a horizontal or vertical orientation. This grip also allows for two batteries to be used at a time, for longer shooting sessions. The durable magnesium-alloy body is further characterized by its extensive weather-sealing to support working in harsh climates, and both a 2.36m-dot, 0.83x-magnification electronic viewfinder and 3.0" 1.037m-dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen are featured, too, for intuitive control and working from a variety of angles. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth further expand sharing and remote shooting capabilities, and dual SD card slots and a USB 3.0 Type-C port expand file saving and tethered shooting capabilities.

Suitable for - Nature/Landscape/Sports 

Product type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


SD, SDHC[*], SDXC[*]

* UHS-II compatible

Sensor size

17.4 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image Sensor

Product type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels: Approx. 20.4 million pixels

Total number of pixels: Approx. 21.8 million pixels

Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (Still)

Recording format

DCF2.0, Exif2.31

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG

Recording image size

[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels

[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels

Dual Slot Settings

Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same

* When two cards are inserted, the card to be saved on to or to be viewed can be designated.

Folder creation and selection



Copy single file, copy multiple files, copy all

* When copied, the new file will be given a different name from that of the original file.

Image Stabilisation System


Built-in 5-axis[*] sensor-shift image stabilisation for movie and still photos

* yaw / pitch / roll / vertical shift / horizontal shift


4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF

Live View image stabilisation

Activation by half-pressing shutter button or pressing AEL / AFL button, enlarging view

Focal length setting

11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting

Lens IS priority


5 axis Sync IS


* When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilisation

Stabilisation performance

7.0 EV[*]

* Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO (focal length =40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))

7.5 EV[*]

* Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO (focal length =100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm)), with camera body IS set to Off, Frame rate: High


Finder type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M dots

Field of view / Viewfinder magnification

Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.48x[*] - 1.65x[*] (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)

* 1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)

* 2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)

Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range

Approx. 21 mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1


Live View preview with depth of field preview lock

Display Grid

Off / normal grid / trichotomy / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid

* grid colour is selectable

Level Gauge

2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge

Finder Style

3 styles

Brightness and Colour Temperature Control

Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual colour temperature control

S-OVF (Simulated OVF)

Expands the Live View dynamic range. 

*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.

Live View

Live View

Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3 / x5 / x7 / x10 / x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)


Preview with depth of field preview lock

Live View Boost

Live View Boost 1 , Live View Boost 2[*] (For dark situations) 

* Settings can be assigned for each shooting mode

* Live View Boost 2: Frame Rate Priority or Quality Priority selectable

* Off: Brightness in Live View shows specified exposure settings


Monitor type

3.0-inch vari-angle monitor[*]

* Approx. 1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel

Touch control

Shutter release, Touch AF (AF area selection, AF area size adjustment) AF targeting pad, frame forward / backward, magnified playback, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection, movie controls

Tilting capability

With (mirror display when monitor is in self-portrait position)

Brightness / Colour temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels

Colour tone select

Vivid / Natural


AF system

High-speed imager AF: Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination: When a Micro Four Thirds lens (mount adapter sold separately necessary) is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled).

AF working range

EV -3.5 - 20 (S-AF, ISO approx.100, with a F2.8 lens)

Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode

121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF / All target, single target (normal / small), group target (5-area / 9-area / 25-area), custom target 1-4 (AF area and its increment steps selectable)

Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF)[1] / Continuous AF (C-AF)[1] / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)[1] / Pre-set MF[2]

* 1 AF+MF selectable

* 2 Distance setting values are rough estimates and not compatible lens except the AF lens.

AF performance

C-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types) , C-AF Centre Priority , C-AF Centre Start

AF limiter

With (Fn button can be assigned to On / Off and up to 3 distance settings can be saved.)

* Distance setting values are rough estimates.

AF targeting pad

With (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)

Magnified frame AF

3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x

* Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of AF point from over 800.

Super spot AF

With[*] (Contrast AF in centre of the monitor when magnified) 

* Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.

Face detection AF / Eye detection AF


Eye Detection AF mode : off, nearer-eye priority, right-eye priority, left-eye priority

Intelligent Subject Detection AF


Formula cars, rally cars, motorcycles, aircrafts, helicopters, bullet trains, standard trains, steam locomotives

Manual focus assist

Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and / or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode

Peaking function

Activate with Fn button or focus ring

Change peaking settings using the Info button Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow Intensity selection: high, normal, low

Back light effect: on, off

AF Focus Adj.

Adjust all, adjust by lens (for Phase detection AF only)

AF illuminator


Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering[*], spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control

* Also available AF target spot metering

Metering range

EV - 2 - 20 (ISO approx.100, with a F2.8 lens)

Exposure mode / Shooting mode

P: program AE (program shift can be performed), A: aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, B: Bulb (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Custom 1~4

ISO sensitivity

AUTO ISO (default): LOW (approx.64) ‐ 6400 with customizable default and upper limit (200 – 6400)

Manual ISO: LOW (approx.64, approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)

Exposure compensation

±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps

Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps

AE lock

Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to AEL / AFL button as well)

Anti-Flicker Shooting



Shutter type

Focal-plane shutter (mechanical shutter): 1/8000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)

* Live Bulb / Live Time: selectable exposure time (1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 min.), with 8-min. default setting.

* Live Composite: 3 hours maximum shooting time

Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode): 1/320 - 60 sec., 

Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/32000 - 60 sec., 

Flicker Scan: Video recording 1/30 (50 fps: 1/50, 60 fps: 1/60, High-speed: 1/120) -1/250.0, Still 1/50.0-1/7634

*Video recording S / M mode, Still S / M silent mode only. Selectable with a minimum of 0.1


Sequential shooting maximum speed

[Sequential shooting H] approx. 15 fps with selectable 10-15 fps

[Sequential shooting L] approx. 10 fps with selectable 1-10 fps

[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx. 8.5 fps with selectable 1-8 fps

[Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps

[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps

[Pro Capture H] approx. 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps

[Pro Capture L] approx. 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps

* When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

* Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting

* When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash cannot be used

* Pro Capture L mode is available when an M.Zuiko lens or lens without communication capability is attached. (Auto-focus is not available for lenses without communication capability).

* In Pro Capture L mode, the minimum aperture is F8. 

* When ISO is 8000 or above, 30 fps becomes the maximum sequential shooting speed, and the actual shooting speed may become slower than the set shooting speed by a few frames per second. When using ISO Bracketing, performance will be affected at ISO 2000 or above

* Focus and exposure are fixed at the values of the first shot when using sequential shooting H

* Maximum sequential shooting speed is 8.5 fps for anti-shock sequential shooting L, even when set to 9 or 10 fps

Sequential shooting frame count

1- 99 frames

Pre-shutter Frames (For Pro Capture mode only)

Number of frames recorded prior to full-press of the shutter button can be set from 0 to 35 frames.

Sequential shooting maximum recordable frames[*]

[Sequential shooting H 15 fps] RAW: Max. 103 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 132 frames

[Sequential shooting L 10 fps] RAW: Max. 287 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full

[Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps] RAW: Max. 49 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 49 frames

[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps] RAW: Max. 74 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 89 frames

*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and the Toshiba SDXU-D032G memory card with standard card setting in slot 1.

* Low ISO processing: Priority is given to sequential shooting


Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)


Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*] (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

* Available on the external flash

Flash mode

Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 (FULL) - 1/64)

Synchronisation speed

1/250 sec. 

When using Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.

When using electronic shutter: 1/50 sec. up to ISO6400, 1/20 sec. for ISO 8000 and higher, and 1/20 sec. for ISO bracketing

Flash intensity control

Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, FL-700WR

Control method

Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8 and FL-700WR

External Flash intensity type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL


4 channels

Group No.

4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

Radio wireless control


White Balance

White balance mode

Auto WB, 7 Pre-set WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation

±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis

Colour Mode

Colour matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Underwater, Colour Creator, Art Filters


Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key

* Except when using e-Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters, Colour Creator

Highlight and shadow control

±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, mid-tone

Art Filter

Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)

Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)

Soft Focus (- / c, e)

Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f)

Light Tone (- / d, f)

Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h)

Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)

Diorama (I,II / d)

Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f)

Gentle Sepia (- / a, b, c, d, f)

Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h)

Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e)

Water Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d)

Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)

Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)

Bleach Bypass (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)

Instant Film (- / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)

Detail of Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

b. Pin-Hole Effect

c. White Edge Effect

d. Frame Effect

e. Star Light Effect

f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)

g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)

h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)

i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)

Colour Ring (for partial colour)

18 colour selectable

Colour Creator

Colour Creator

Colour pattern : 30 colours / Saturation setting -4 ~ +3


Exposure bracketing

2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3, 0.7EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B / G-M axis.

Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV step selectable

Art Filter bracketing

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Colour Creator selectable

Focus bracketing

3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)

Focus stacking


*Angle of view becomes slightly smaller 

Compatible with: 

M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO

M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro

M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO

M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO

M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO

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

HDR Function

HDR (Auto composite)

HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)

* ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.

* Exposure compensation can be performed.

Bracketing for HDR post process

3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0 EV steps, or 7 frames in 2.0 EV steps.

* This sequential shooting H AE bracketing is specifically for shooting images that will be HDR-processed on a PC.

Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation

With (can be confirmed in Live View)

*Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.

* up to ±20 step of horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.

Fisheye Compensation

Fisheye Compensation

3 styles (can be confirmed in Live View)

Underwater correction compatible

* Enabled when M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO is used.

Live ND

Live ND


* S / M mode only, flash cannot be used, ISO up to 800, the maximum shutter speed is 1 / 30 (when ND2 is set) and the speed drops if the number of ND steps is raised

High Res Shot


Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels

Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.

JPEG: 8160 x 6120(50M) 5760 x 4320(25M) / RAW: 10368 x 7776

RAW data can be developed in-camera. You need to install Olympus Workspace to develop on a PC.

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/8000 - 60 sec.

Handheld High Res Shot


Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels

Available in P / A / S / M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.

JPEG: 8160 x 6120 (50M), 5760 x 4320 (25M) / RAW: 8160 x 6120 (50M)

RAW data can be developed in-camera. You need to install Olympus Workspace to develop on a PC.

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/8000 - 60 sec.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320[*] - 60 sec.

* For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.

Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 sec.

Silent Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/32000 - 60 sec.

Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 sec.

Silent Mode Settings

Settings for sound, AF illuminator, and flash can be set to On / Off separately (default setting is Off for all three)

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time

0.5 sec. - 60 sec.

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method

0.5 sec. - 60 sec. / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)

Interval Mode

Interval Mode

Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 hours, Max 999 frames

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio

4:3 (Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

One push Tele-converter



Level Gauge



Video Recording

Recording format

MOV (MPEG-4AVC / H.264)


Mode / frame rate / compression method

4096 x 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB (approx. 237 Mbps)

3840 x 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)

1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)

1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)

1280 x 720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)

60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.98 fps, C4K 24.00 fps

FHD ALL-I (A-I: ALL-Intra / approx. 202 Mbps),

FHD IPB (SF: Super Fine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 30 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)

HD ALL-I (A-I:ALL-Intra / approx. 102 Mbps),

HD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx. 26 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 14 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10 Mbps)

* Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters is used.

* Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.

* UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K, C4K, ALL-I shooting.

Maximum recording time

Approx. 29 min.

Art Filter Movie

With (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)

One-push Movie Digital Converter

Approx. 3x

Time Lapse Movie

3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5 fps

1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps

1280 x 720 (HD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps

Quick Movie / Slow Movie

With (Both or either of the two may not be available depending on the frame rates)

Image Stabilization for Movie

M-IS1[*] (multi motion IS by Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser),

M-IS2 (multi motion IS by Image sensor shift), Off

* Field of view varies when using M-IS1. Using lens which is equipped with image stabilisation can be given top priority.

Grid Line / Focus Peaking

4 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking

Time code

Rec run / free run, drop frame / non-drop frame



Live View Output via HDMI

Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)[1]

Record Mode (outputs video only, with no info display)[2]

* 1. While recording, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor and on the camera, but the info display is shown only on either one of the two. While playing movies, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor (normal size) and on the camera (normal size or enlarged). However, the image cannot be enlarged on the camera when a movie is being recorded.

* 2. Movie quality is set to YCbCr 4:2:2 (8 bit), frame rate follows movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.), and sound will be recorded.

Movie Picture Mode

Flat, OM-Log 400

* View assist compatible

Exposure Control

Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual Flicker scan[1] (1/250 - 1/30.0[2])

* 1. Available only when in S, M mode. Selectable from minimum increment of 0.1.

* 2. 50 fps movie: 1/50.0 sec., 60 fps movie: 1/60.0 sec.

AE Lock


Recording (Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

* High-Resolution Audio (Stereo linear PCM / 24-bit, Sampling frequency 96kHz) compatible

Microphone / Speaker

Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker

* External stereo microphone can be attached

Microphone function

Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter 

Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

* May affect audio quality.

IC recorder linkage

Slate Tone / Synchronised Audio Rec-Movie Rec

* LS-100 compatible

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function

Available (Via GPS smartphone) 

* Built-in GPS info given priority

Wireless Shooting

Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off

* P, A, S, M, B and drive mode can be selected. Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and sequential shooting can be adjusted.

Image Share

File Type: JPEG[*], MOV

* Making function for image share.

Easy Connection

Connect using a QR code

Connect using Bluetooth (View, Transfer only)

Tethered shooting

Tethered shooting

Via USB cable (camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)

GPS / Field Sensor System

GPS / Field Sensor System

GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, Acceleration sensor


Playback mode

Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FFREW / Pause), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display

Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Image Editing

Movie Editing function

Trimming (beginning / end) / in-movie image extraction (4K only)

Editing function

RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording

RAW data edit

RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 

Edited data can be previewed and up to 2 types of custom settings used for editing can be saved. Preview capability.


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF)



34 languages selectable - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai


My Menu

35 items in 5 tabs with 7 items each

Mode dial my set

4 types of settings can be configured to C1-C4 modes on mode dial

Menu my set

Available (Settings configured to C1-C4 can be called up via the menu even in P, A, S, M and B modes. 

* Some items including shooting mode may not be called up

Multi Selector customisation


Dial customisation

Dial function and dial direction are customizable for both dials

Lever Customisation

Select assignment from 3 different modes, power switch, or off (no function assignment)

Button Customisation

Up to 39 functions can be assigned to buttons

* Up to 24 functions can be assigned for movie recording

* Buttons on lenses can also be customized from the camera

* Some buttons may have restrictions to what functions can be assigned

Copyright Settings / Lens info Settings

With / With (save up to 10 lenses)

Input / Output

USB / Remote controller connector

USB Type-C / ⌀2.5 Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2)

HDMI connector

Micro HDMI (type D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe, sync terminal

Wireless LAN

Built-in (IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac)


Built-in (Bluetooth Ver.4.2 BLE)

Microphone input jack

⌀3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on / off)

Headphone connector

⌀3.5 stereo mini jack

PC interface

Super Speed (USB 3.0)

DC connector

AC-5 compatible

Power Requirements


Two BLH-1 Li-ion batteries (included)

* It can be operated even when only one BLH-1 Li-ion battery is equipped.

Battery status display

Remaining power (10 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation

AC Adapter

AC-5 AC adapter is separately available (connects to power battery holder HLD-9 to provide power to camera).

USB bus power

A USB PD bus power can be used

* PD compliant Camera: Rev 3.0 Ver. 1.0a

USB charging

Built-in battery is charged with AC-5 / USB

* When the camera power is off

* Performance varies depending on different USB devices

Sleep mode

With (1 / 3 / 5 min. off)

Number of recordable images

Approx. 870 shots (using 2 BLH-1 and Toshiba SDXU-D032G with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards)

Approx. 2,580 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)

Battery life for movie recording

Approx. 170 minutes[*] (under standard JEITA testing) 

Approx. 350 minutes[*] (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Dimensions / Weight


W: 144.4 mm, H: 146.8 mm, D: 75.4 mm 

(based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)


Approx. 997 g (with 2 BLH-1 batteries and 2 Memory cards, based on CIPA standards, without eyecup) 

Approx. 849 g (body only)

Operating Environment


-10℃ ~ +40℃ (when in operation) / -20℃ ~ +60℃ (when stored)


30% - 90% (when in operation) / 10% - 90% (when stored)

  • E-M1X Body
  • USB cable
  • cable clip
  • cable protector
  • shoulder strap
  • instruction manual
  • warranty card
  • BLH-1 Li-ion battery x2
  • BCH-1 Li-ion battery charger x2

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