Olympus E-M1X Hands-on Part II: Exploring Handheld High Res, Live ND and more


posted Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:27 PM EDT

Click here to read the E-M1X Hands-on Part II


I have to admit that we didn't see the Olympus E-M1X coming. Like many of you, we've been waiting for a replacement to the popular enthusiast-grade E-M5 Mark II, which turns 4 years old this month! But once we started hearing about some of the tricks up the E-M1X's sleeve, we certainly had reason to smile and become intrigued, especially as camera reviewers.

Foremost among our initial questions were things like "Can it really achieve 7.5 stops of Sync I.S.?" <> "Can it actually pull off Handheld High Res shots?" <> "What the heck is 'Live ND' and how on earth does it work?" ...You get the point. In between our lab testing, and once it was upgraded to full production-grade firmware, I was able to steal some time with the E-M1X and head for the coast to start seeing if I could answer some of these questions for you (and for ourselves!)

1/2500s / f/4 / ISO 200 / 600mm eq. / 300mm f/4 Zuiko Pro lens

1/800s / f/9 / ISO 200 / 840mm eq. / 300mm f/4 Zuiko Pro lens + 1.4x TC

[Shot handheld - 1:1 crop shown]

1/1250s / f/4 / ISO 200 / 34mm eq. / 12-100mm f/4 Zuiko Pro lens

Dive into my Hands-on Part II report for all the details!

Olympus E-M1X Hands-on Part II • 

Hands-on Part IProduct Overview •