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Olympus OM-D E-M1X (no lens included)

20.4-megapixel pro-level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with integrated vertical grip

Item # 279EM1X

Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-powered workhorse with lots of advanced features.

Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-powered workhorse with lots of advanced features.

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About the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (no lens included)

Ready for anything

Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-powered workhorse with lots of advanced features. The OM-D E-M1X offers precise control for professionals, but it's still not too complicated for beginners or advanced amateurs. Its relatively compact and lightweight weatherproof frame makes it easy to take along anywhere, and it has the speed and image quality to handle even the most challenging shooting situations.

Ready for anything

Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-powered workhorse with lots of advanced features. The OM-D E-M1X offers precise control for professionals, but it's still not too complicated for beginners or advanced amateurs. Its relatively compact and lightweight weatherproof frame makes it easy to take along anywhere, and it has the speed and image quality to handle even the most challenging shooting situations.

Extended shooting time

The OM-D E-M1X is the first camera I've ever seen with an integrated battery grip. This extremely handy feature lets you load both of the included batteries for double the amount of shooting. The grip also has an extra set of controls for easy shooting with the camera held vertically.

Built for speed

The OM-D E-M1X is equipped with two TruePic™ VIII processors, so it can react quickly to challenging scenes. In continuous shooting mode, you get a stream of high-resolution images at up to 15 frames per second, but if you use the electronic shutter, you can shoot up to 60 RAW images per second.

The camera's Dual F.A.S.T. (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) autofocus system locks onto your subject practically instantaneously. Intelligent Subject Detection autofocus uses Artificial Intelligence-based technology to find and focus on specific subjects, so you can concentrate on framing instead of focusing. You can even customize and save unique AF target areas so you're always ready to capture your favorite subjects.

4K movie recording

The OM-D E-M1X records 4K movies at rates of up to 30 frames per second. Two HDMI output modes add flexibility to video recording. Monitor Mode lets you use an internal display, and Recording Mode lets you record to an external recorder.

Share instantly and expand your control with Wi-Fi

Uploading photos is quick and easy with the OM-D E-M1X's built-in Wi-Fi. The Olympus Image Share app lets you connect to your compatible mobile device. The remote feature lets you shoot hands-free, with the camera on a tripod or another stable surface. Change settings, focus, zoom, and shoot, right from your phone. You can also use it for self-portraits and group shots.

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Product highlights:

  • 20.4-megapixel effective recording
  • Micro Four Thirds-type Live MOS image sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
  • compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses
  • integrated grip holds two BLH-1 batteries (included) and provides extra controls for shooting vertically
  • 4K video recording up to 30 frames per second
  • built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® for easy sharing and control from smart devices
  • dual TruePic™ VIII processors improve focus performance and overall camera speed
  • dust-, splash-, and freeze-proof (IPX1 rated)
  • five-axis in-body image stabilization provides shake and movement compensation for clear, sharp handheld photos and videos in any light
  • 3" (1.37-million-dot) tilting touchscreen LCD with brightness and color temperature control
  • high-resolution (2.36-million-dot) electronic viewfinder
  • full-time live view mode for touchscreen and viewfinder lets you instantly see how your settings will affect the image
  • built-in dust reduction system to keep image sensor clean
  • Dual F.A.S.T. autofocus system uses contrast and phase detection AF
    • 121 phase-detect autofocus points for accurate, high-speed focusing, even when subject is in motion
    • AF tracking locks focus and adjusts brightness for sharp captures of moving subjects
    • face/eye detection autofocus with face recognition locks in focus for sharp candids and portraits
    • in-body AF limiter function shortens AF drive time with three customizable focus distance ranges
  • 16 in-camera art filters including pop art and soft focus, plus 9 in-camera art effects including pin-hole effect and star light effect
  • focus stacking automatically takes several shots with varying focal points and composites them into a single image
  • silent mode eliminates shutter noise and all electronic sounds, great for quiet environments
  • 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode captures 8 consecutive shots and composites them into one ultra-high-resolution image (25 Megapixel Mode is also available)
  • Pro Capture Mode uses silent electronic shutter to catch the exact moment you want without any lag
  • dual memory card slots accept optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • includes two BLH-1 rechargeable lithium ion batteries, battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap,
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: up to 15 frames per second with full-time autofocus (up to 60 frames per second with electronic shutter)
  • shutter speed range: 60-1/8,000 seconds mechanical shutter, bulb
    • electronic shutter (Silent Mode): 1/32000 - 60 sec.
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 64-6,400 (expandable to 25,600) for crisp, low-noise images in nearly any light
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • 6 bracketing functions, including ISO, white balance, flash, and art filter let you choose the best shot from a series of images
  • in-camera editing of RAW files
  • live bulb and live time modes display the scene on the LCD screen at set intervals so you can keep tabs on your exposure while the shutter is still open
  • flash sync at 1/250 seconds or less
Still Photo Formats
  • still image storage modes: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 8,160 x 6,120
Video Formats:
  • 4K UHD (30, 25, 24 frames per second)
  • Full HD 1080p (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 frames per second)
  • HD 720p (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 frames per second)
  • MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) movie files with stereo sound
Connections and Dimensions:
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface
    • allows tethered shooting and in-camera battery charging
  • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
  • 3.5mm headphone and stereo microphone jacks
  • 5-11/16"W x 5-13/16"H x 3"D (without lens)
  • weight with two batteries and two memory cards: 35.2 oz; camera body only: 29.9 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # V207080BU000

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera body
  • BC-2 body cap (installed)
  • SC-1 Hotshoe cover (installed)
  • EP-17 eyecup (installed)
  • Battery cartridge (installed)
  • 2 BLH-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries (7.4V 1720mAh)
  • 2 BCH-1 Battery Chargers (8.4V 1.1A)
  • Two 6' AC cords
  • 39" CB-USB11 USB-C cable (Type A USB on one end and Type C USB on other end)
  • Shoulder strap
  • CC-1 Cable clip
  • CP-1 Cable protector
  • Basic Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Registration Card

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Features & specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled Via smartphone
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Micro
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Megapixels 20.37
Image Stabilization Sensor Shift
Highest Resolution 5184 x 3888
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-3/4
Height (inches) 5-13/16
Depth (inches) 3-1/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 35.5
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The EM-1X is the new flagship of the Olympus OM-D series of mirrorless cameras. The EM-1X features a Micro Four Thirds mount and a lineup of quality lenses to choose from. (This EM-1X "body only" kit includes no lenses.) Advanced features include a 5-axis in-body Image Stabilization System, 121-point Dual F.A.S.T auto focusing system, a 20MP Live MOS image sensor, 4K movie recording, and an Electronic Viewfinder. The camera also has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with a USB-C cable.

M.Zuiko Digital Lenses: The EM-1X is compatible with M.Zuiko Digital Micro Four Thirds lenses, including M.Zuiko PRO lenses.

Rugged Construction: The EM-1X features an enclosed magnesium alloy body that makes the camera lightweight and tough. The body has an advanced system of seals to provide excellent weather protection (tested to the IPX-1 standard). The camera's access points, including the SD card slot, are protected by a splashproof cover. Its sturdy design is also dustproof and freezeproof (down to 14 degrees so you can shoot without worry in harsh environments.

Integrated Vertical Grip: The camera body is built with an integrated vertical grip for added comfort and convenience. Buttons and controls are placed for both vertical and horizontal shooting, so you use the same finger motions no matter how you hold the camera. Like many optional vertical grips, the EM-1X has a battery tray that holds two rechargeable batteries.

Image Pickup Device: The EM-1X uses a 4/3" Live MOS sensor (17.4 x 13.0mm) with approximately 21.77-million total pixels and 20.37-million effective pixels. The Live MOS sensor is complimented by Olympus' newest TruePic VIII Dual Quad Core Image Processor for up to 15 fps sequential shooting with continuous autofocus (with mechanical shutter), or 60 fps burst shooting (with electronic shutter).

Dust Reduction System: The EM-1X's Dust Reduction System utilizes a Supersonic Wave Filter to eliminate dust particles on the image sensor. The self-cleaning sensor unit silently vibrates 30,000 times per second, ensuring clear, spot-free images.

3" LCD Touch Monitor: The camera has a 3" Vari-Angle Touch LCD for framing your shots and viewing your digital pictures and videos. The 3:2 aspect ratio, 1,037,000-dot display swings out 180° from the body, and can be swiveled backward 270° or forward 90°. When you turn the monitor to the selfie position, the image will flip so you can properly frame your self-portrait. Touch navigation lets you control the camera in both the shooting and playback modes with the touch of a finger.

Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" monitor, the EM-1X has a built-in, high-resolution eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The 2,360,000-dot EVF provides a bright clear view of your subject with a choice of three display styles and six different grids. The camera is equipped with an eye sensor that turns the viewfinder on when you raise the camera to your eye, and switches back to the monitor when you lower it. There is also a diopter to let you adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.

Image Recording Formats: The EM-1X records digital still images in JPEG format, as well as uncompressed RAW images. RAW images can be processed into JPEG files in the camera or using downloadable software from Olympus. You can record up to 30 seconds of audio with still images in WAV format. Movies are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV format) with 16-bit PCM stereo audio at a 48 kHz sampling rate.

Still Image File Sizes: The EM-1X allows you to shoot still images in Large (5184 x 3888*), Medium (3200 x 2400, 1920 x 1440), or Small (1280 x 960, 1024 x 768), with your choice of 3 compression modes: Super Fine (1/2.7 compression), Fine (1/4), and Normal (1/8). You can set the aspect ratio to 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 or 3:4. RAW images can be recorded only in Large size with lossless compression.

* Pixel count for 4:3 aspect ratio

High Res Shot Mode: The High Res Shot lets you capture incredibly detailed images with resolution that exceeds that of many full-frame DSLRs. The High Res Shot automatically captures a series of shots while moving the image sensor, and combines the images into one ultra-high resolution photo. The advanced TruePic VIII Image Processor prevents image blur caused by subject movement. You can choose "Handheld" or "Tripod" as the Shooting Method, with different image sizes. In the end, you can choose from the following image file sizes:

Image Quality Image Size
(Pixels / File Size)
Compression File Format
50M F+RAW Tripod: 10400 x 7792 (168.3 MB) Lossless ORF
Handheld: 8200 x 6132 (121.4 MB)
8160 x 6120 1/4 JPEG
5240 x 3192 Lossless ORI
25M F+RAW Tripod: 10400 x 7792 (157.6 MB) Lossless ORF
Handheld: 8200 x 6132 (110.6 MB)
5760 x 4320 (21.7 MB) 1/4 JPEG
5240 x 3192 (10.9 MB) Lossless ORI
50M F 8160 x 6120 (21.7 MB) 1/4 JPEG
25M F 5760 x 4320 (10.9 MB) 1/4 JPEG

Movie Modes: The E-M1X can record 4K, Custom 4K, Full HD movies in MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) to display on TV. There are two types of compressions methods to choose from: IPB is interframe compression which balances good image quality with a reduced overall file size, and selectable SuperFine, Fine, or Normal compression, while All-I is All-Intra compression which is more suitable for editing, but has a larger overall file size. Individual movies can be no more than 29 minutes in length.

Record Mode Pixel Count
(NTSC)
Compression Method / Frame Rate
Custom 4K (C4K) 4096 x 2160 / 24p IPB (237 Mbps)
UHD (4K) 3840 x 2160 / 30p, 24p IPB (102 Mbps)
Full HD (FHD) 1920 x 1080 / 30p, 24p All-I (202 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 / 60p, 30p, 24p IPB (SFine: 52Mbps, Fine: 30Mbps, Norm: 18Mbps)
HD 1280 x 720 / 60p, 30p, 24p

All-I (102 Mbps)
IPB (SFine: 26 Mbps, Fine: 14 Mbps, Norm: 10 Mbps)

Note: When shooting in PAL format, you can choose between 50p and 25p.

Dual Media Slots: The camera is equipped with dual slots for SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, as well as Eye-Fi cards. When recording movies, an SD card with a speed class of 10 or higher is required. For 4K, C4K, or when using All-I compression, you should use a UHS-II card or a UHS-I card with a UHS speed class of 3 or better. When there are cards in both slots, you can choose standard, overflow, split, or backup storage. You can opt to record each picture twice, once to each memory card, and with each of the two copies in a different format, or record pictures to only one card at a time, switching to the remaining card automatically when the first card is full.

Built-in Wi-Fi: The EM-1X has built-in Wi-Fi functionality for controlling the camera wirelessly using your smartphone, uploading your photos wirelessly to your smartphone or to your computer, and acquire location information for your photos when wirelessly connected to a smartphone with a GPS function. The Olympus Image Share, or OI.Share, application must first be installed on your smartphone. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 10.0 or later. It is also compatible with Android smartphone and tablets running Android 5.0 and up. You can connect quickly and easily using the QR code on the app.

5-Axis Image Stabilization: The EM-1X features the 5-axis in-body Image Stabilization System to automatically compensate for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens. In addition to vertical and horizontal camera shake, the EM-1X's IS System also compensates for rotational movement--pitch, yaw, and roll. The Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization System provides the equivalent of 7 to 7.5 EV steps of compensation. You can choose from the following IS modes:

Still Picture Off S-IS Off Image Stabilizer is off
S-IS1 Auto Image Stabilizer is on
S-IS2 Vertical IS Image stabilization applies only to vertical camera shake. Use when panning horizontally.
S-IS3 Horizontal IS Image stabilization applies only to horizontal camera shake. Use when panning horizontally when camera is held in portrait orientation.
S-IS Auto Landscape Panning IS The camera detects the panning direction and applies the appropriate image stabilization.
Movie Off M-IS Off Image Stabilizer is off.
On Movie-IS 1 The camera uses both sensor shift (VCM) and electronic correction.
Movie-IS 2 The camera uses only sensor shift (VCM) correction only. Electronic correction is not used.

Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following Shooting Modes:

  • Program AE (P): Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted by the camera for optimal results.
  • Aperture Priority (A): You set the aperture manually, and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically. The aperture range is dependent upon the attached lens. Lower aperture values reduce the depth of field and increases background blur. Higher aperture values increase the depth of field.
  • Shutter Priority (S): You set the shutter speed manually between 1/8000 to 60 seconds, Time, or Bulb, and the camera sets the aperture automatically. Slower shutter speeds produce dynamic shots with a sense of motion, while faster shutter speeds freeze the motion of fast-moving subjects.
  • Manual (M): You set the shutter speed and aperture manually according to your photographic goals.
  • Bulb (B): The Bulb mode lets you leave the shutter open for a long exposure for photographing night scenes or fireworks. You can preview the photo in Live View and end the exposure when the desired results have been achieved. Bulb (shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed) and Time exposures (exposure begins when shutter button is pressed fully, and ends when shutter button pressed a second time) can both be performed.
  • Custom Modes (C1, C2, C3, C4): You can save setting to each of four Custom Modes for instant recall.
  • Movie Shooting Modes: You can record movies by selecting the Movie Mode on the Mode Dial and pressing the shutter button. A dedicated Movie Button is available for shooting movies even if the Mode Dial is in a Still Image shooting mode.

Picture Modes (Processing Options): The camera lets you select image tones to create unique image effects. For each picture mode, you can fine-adjust the image parameters, such as contrast and sharpness. The Picture Modes include:

  • iEnhance: produces more impressive-looking pictures matched to the scene mode
  • Vivid: produces vivid colors
  • Natural: produces natural colors
  • Muted: produces flat tones
  • Portrait: produces beautiful skin tones
  • Monochrome: produces black and white tones
  • Custom: lets you select one of the above modes, set the parameters, and register the setting.
  • e-Portrait: produces smooth skin textures
  • Underwater: produces vivid color finish, perfect for underwater photos
  • Color Creator: produces colors set using color creator
  • Art Filter: lets you choose an art filter (see below)

Art Filter:You can select from the following Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor, Vintage, Partial Color, Bleach Bypass, and Instant Film. Some Art Filters have several variations of the original.

Focus Modes: The EM-1X features the Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (F.A.S.T.) AF System. You can select Single-AF (focuses when shutter button is pressed halfway), Continuous-AF (always focusing), or Manual (turning the focus ring on the lens). You can also fine-adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode. If you have a moving subject, you can use the AF Tracking feature. In this mode, the camera will track and maintain focus on the subject while the shutter button is held halfway.

Auto-Focus Target: The camera has a 121-point Hybrid Auto-Focus system with 11 rows and 11 columns of AF targets. In the All-Target AF mode, the camera automatically chooses all 121 AF targets. In the Single-Target AF mode, you can manually select one AF target for accurately focusing on the subject after composing the shot. You can also select a Small Target, 5-Target Group (targets arranged in a cross), 9-Target Group (3x3 target grid), 25-Target Group (5x5 target grid), or Custom Target. The camera also features Face Priority AF and Eye Priority AF modes for sharp focus on human subjects.

ISO Settings: The sensitivity can be set automatically or manually. You can set the default and upper limits for Auto ISO. The manual ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 200 to 25600, with selectable ISO steps of 1 EV or 1/3 EV. You can also set the sensitivity below ISO 200 by selecting the "LOW" option (equivalent to approximately ISO 64 or ISO 100).

White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You can choose from the following options for setting the white balance:

  • Auto: For General Use, used for most light conditions
  • Preset: You can choose from the following presets (with equivalent color temperature):
    • Sunny (5300K): for shooting outdoors on a clear day, for sunset/sunrise, or fireworks
    • Shadow (7500K): for shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day
    • Cloudy (6000K): for shooting outdoors on a cloudy day
    • Incandescent (3000K): for shooting under an incandescent light
    • Fluorescent (4000K): for shooting under fluorescent lighting
    • Underwater: for underwater photography
    • Flash (5500K): for flash shooting
  • Custom: Color temperature set in the custom white balance menu (between 2000K and 14000K)
  • One-Touch: Color temperature set by the one-touch WB method

Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the EM-1X can also shoot images continuously. When Sequential H is selected, photos are taken at approximately 15 frames per second for as long as the shutter button is pressed. Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the first shot. Sequential L takes photos at about 10 fps while the shutter button is held down. Focus and exposure are fixed according to the options selected for AF mode and AEL/AFL.

Pro Capture: The Pro Capture sequential shooting mode lets you shoot with no lag between the time you press the shutter button all the way down and when the image is recorded. Pro Capture uses the silent electronic shutter to begin buffering a series of full resolution images when you press the shutter button halfway. There are two Pro Capture options:

  • Pro Capture Low: The camera shoots at up to 18 fps, and a maximum of 35 frames are captured before the shutter button is pressed all the way down.
  • Pro Capture High: The camera shoots at up to 60 fps, and a maximum of 35 frames are captured before the shutter button is pressed all the way down.

Self-Timer: The Self-Timer lets you take pictures after a preset amount of time. You can choose from 2 seconds, 12 seconds, or Custom Self-timer, which lets you set the number of frames (1-10), number of seconds to first shot (1-30), and interval between shots (0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds).

Flash Modes: The EM-1X has no built-in flash, but has a hot shoe for attaching an optional Olympus or other third party flash unit. You can select from several flash modes: Fill In Flash (flashes regardless of light conditions), Red-eye reduction flash, Slow synchronization (front curtain), Slow sync (front curtain) with Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization (rear curtain), Manual and Flash off. During Manual Flash, you can set the intensity of the flash from full to 1/64 power in 19 steps.

Bracketing: To increase your chances of getting the perfect exposure in difficult shooting conditions, you can set the camera to take a number of photos at different exposure values for each frame. Frames are shot at optimum exposure, plus pictures adjusted in the opposite directions of exposure. You can perform bracketing in the following ways:

  • Exposure Bracket: You can choose from 2, 3, or 5 frames using automatic exposure. You can set the compensation value to 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV. 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV.
  • WB Bracket: Three frames are shot using different white balances; one at specified WB, one adjusted toward amber-blue color, and the other toward green-magenta. You can set the bracketing adjustments in 2, 4, or 6 steps.
  • FL Bracket: Three frames are shot with different flash intensity. Compensation values can be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
  • ISO Bracket: Three images are taken, each with different ISO sensitivity, with shutter speed and aperture fixed. Compensation values can be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
  • Art Filter Bracketing: Multiple images are taken, each with a different art filter setting. You can select which art filters to include in the bracketing shot: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom art filters or Color Creator.
  • Focus Bracketing: Lets you take a series of shots at different focus positions. You can choose the number of shots (3 to 999), and the change in the focus distance (1 to 10 focus steps).
  • Focus Stacking: The focus position is automatically shifted to capture 8 shots which are then composited for a single JPEG image that is in focus all the way from the foreground to the background. This mode is excellent for Macro photos. Only available when using select lenses.

Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:

  • Digital ESP: Camera measures light levels and calculates the differences in 324 separate areas of the image.
  • Center-Weighted Average: Camera provides the average metering between the subject and background lighting, placing more weight on the subject in the center.
  • Spot: Camera meters a very small area (about 2% of the frame) around the center of the subject.
  • Spot with Highlight Control: If overall background is bright, the camera shifts toward over-exposure so white areas don't turn gray.
  • Spot with Shadow Control: If overall background is dark, the camera shifts toward under-exposure so black areas don't turn gray.

Multiple Exposure: The EM-1X lets you create multiple exposures in a single frame. When Auto Gain is selected, the brightness of each frame is set to 1/2 and the images are overlaid. When Overlay is selected, the images are overlaid with the original brightness of each frame. You can also overlay multiple exposures on a RAW image recorded on the memory card and store it as a separate image.

Digital Level: To ensure that your pictures are level perfect, the camera has a digital level gauge that can be viewed in the monitor and the electronic viewfinder. Both the vertical and horizontal level can be checked with the level gauge display.

Photo Playback: You can play back images one at a time, or in an index display of 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3), 25 (5x5), or 100 (10x10). You can also display images recorded on the memory card by date (calendar display). While in single image playback, the image can be magnified to 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, or 14x for a closer look.

Playback On TV: The EM-1X allows you to play back your still images or movies on a TV. The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output for connecting to an HDTV. Output resolution can be set to C4K, 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p/576p. No Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is included.

HDMI Control: When HDMI Control is set to "On", the camera can be operated by a TV remote control when it is connected to the TV via HDMI. The TV must support HDMI control. During single-frame playback, you can display or hide the information display and the index display.

Dual Battery Power: The EM-1X is powered by two BLH-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries (7.4 volts/1720mAh)(supplied). The batteries are placed in the supplied battery cartridge. You can use two batteries at a time, or operate the camera with a single battery. Batteries charge in approximately 2 hours in the supplied BCH-1 battery charger (two chargers are included). Two fully charged BLH-1 batteries provides sufficient power for approximately 870 shots, or approximately 435 shots per battery. The batteries discharge in sequence -- when the priority battery (chosen in the menu) is exhausted, the backup battery takes over.

External Power Options: Batteries inserted in the camera can be charged when the camera is connected to a USB-AC adapter, computer, or other USB device via the included USB-C cable. The USB power source should be rated for an output of 9V/3A, 15V/2A, or 15V/3A. Also, you can charge the batteries or power the camera with the optional AC-5 AC adapter.

Connections: The EM-1X has the following connections:

  • USB Type C: The camera has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for connecting to a computer, digital storage device, or USB power adapter. USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0, allowing for faster image transfer and in-camera battery charging. The USB port is also used to update the camera's firmware.
  • HDMI: A Micro HDMI (Type D) connector lets you connect the camera to a TV via an optional HDMI cable.
  • Microphone: The camera is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack for connecting an external microphone. For condenser microphones, the jack will provide plug-in power from the camera. You can adjust the sensitivity of the connected external mic in the menu.
  • Headphone: A 3.5mm stereo jack is provided for connecting the camera to headphones or an external recording device. The volume of the headphone output can be adjusted (from 1 to 16) through touch controls on the LCD monitor, or in the menu.
  • DC Connector: A DC barrel connector is provided for connecting the optional AC-5 AC adapter to charge the batteries or power the camera on ordinary household current.
  • External Flash Terminal: An external flash terminal is provided for third party flash units.
  • Remote Terminal: The camera has a 2.5mm sub-mini remote terminal for connecting the optional RM-CB2 remote cable.

Olympus Capture Software: The EM-1X does not come with software in the box. You can download Olympus Capture software from the Olympus website (URL provided in the included manual). The software helps connect the camera to a computer for an enhanced studio photography experience. In addition, you can link the program to Olympus Workspace for even greater studio photography support. The Olympus Capture and Workspace software is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.9-10.11, and macOS v10.12-10.14.

USB Mass Storage Class: The camera supports USB Mass Storage Class, allowing you to transfer images to a computer with the provided USB cable. The following operating systems are compatible: Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.9-10.11, and macOS v10.12-10.14.

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