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Questions :

Question :
What differentiates the E-M1X from the E-M1 MarkII?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences between E-M1X and E-M1 Mark II (Ver.2.0):
E-M1 Mark II E-M1 Mark II
Type
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Image Sensor
Image Processor Dual TruePic VIII TruePic VIII
Effective Pixels 20.37 million pixels
Sensor Type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Image Stabilization
System Type Built-in image stabilization
(5-axis sensor-shift)
Stabilization Performance 7.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
focal length = 100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm),
with camera body halfway release IS set to Off, Frame rate: High

7.0 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm)
6.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
focal length = 100 mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm),
with camera body halfway release IS set to Off

5.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm)
Viewfinder
Finder Type Built-in Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36 million dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
Field of View:
Approx. 100 % /
Magnification:
Approx. 1.48x (in Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Approx. 1.65x (in Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Field of View:
Approx. 100 % /
Magnification:
Approx. 1.30x (in Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Approx. 1.48x (in Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Frame Rate / Time Lag Maximum frame rate: 120 fps
Minimum display time lag: 5 msec
Monitor
Monitor 3.0 inches, 2-axis movable LCD Approx. 1,040,000 dots (3:2)
Electric capacity touch panel
Focus
AF System High-speed imager AF
  • * Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination
  • * When a Four Thirds lens is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled.*1
    (*1 A separated sold mount adapter is required. AF is not possible when movie recording.)
AF Area 121 points (maximum)
All target (121 points)
Group target (25 points, 9 points, 5 points)
Single target
Small target
Custom target 1-4

  • *AF area and its increment steps selectable at vertical and horizontal position
121 points (maximum)
All target (121 points)
Group target (9 points)
Single target
Small target *

  • *Small target is added by firmware version 2.0
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF),
Continuous AF (C-AF),
Manual Focus (MF),
AF tracking (C-AF+TR),
Preset MF (only AF lenses can be used)
Combined use of AF and MF Available in S-AF, C-AF(*) and C-AF+TR (*)
* only with M.ZUIKO PRO lenses
Available in S-AF
AF target selection Arrow pad button, AF target pad,
Multi Selector
Arrow pad button, AF target pad
Intelligent Subject Detection AF Available
Motorsports, Aircrafts, Trains
Not available
ISO Sensitivity / Shutter
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW (equivalent to approx. 64) - 6400
(Auto Standard: ISO 200 - 6400, customizable)
Manual: LOW (equivalent to approx. 64, approx. 100), ISO 200 - 25600
Auto: ISO LOW (equivalent to approx. 64) - 6400
(Auto Standard: ISO 200 - 6400, customizable)
Manual: LOW, ISO 200 - 25600
Shutter Speed 60 sec. - 1/8000 sec.
Electronic Shutter (in Silent Mode):
60 sec. - 1/32000sec.
Drive
Sequential Shooting Speed [Sequential shooting H] Approx. 15 fps, [Sequential shooting L] Approx. 10 fps,
[Silent sequential shooting H] Approx. 60 fps, [Silent sequential shooting L] Approx. 18 fps
Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
[Sequential shooting H 15 fps]
RAW: Approx. 103 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 132 frames
[Sequential shooting L 10 fps]
RAW: Approx. 287 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps]
RAW: Approx. 49 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 49 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps]
RAW: Approx. 74 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 89 frames
[Sequential shooting H 15 fps]
RAW: Approx. 84 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 117 frames
[Sequential shooting L 10 fps]
RAW: Approx. 148 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps]
RAW: Approx. 48 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 48 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps]
RAW: Approx. 77 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 105 frames
Flash
Flash Attachment Hot shoe, sync terminal
Bundled Flash Not available FL-LM3
Wireless Flash Control Radio wireless control, RC Flash system RC Flash system
Shooting Features
Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater,Color Creator, Art Filters
Art Filter
16 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,
Instant Film

Art filter variation and 11 art effects available
15 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*
(* Bleach Bypass is added by firmware version 2.0)
Art filter variation and 9 art effects available
High Res Shot
(Tripod)
Available
Resolution:
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel
Image Size:
[JPEG 50M] 8160 x 6120 pixel
[JPEG 25M] 5760 x 4320 pixel
[RAW] 10368 x 7776 pixel
High Res Shot
(Handheld)
Available
Resolution:
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel
Image Size:
[JPEG 50M] 8160 x 6120 pixel
[JPEG 25M] 5760 x 4320 pixel
[RAW] 8160 x 6120 pixel


*Flash cannot be used
Not available
Live ND Available
(ND2 / ND4 / ND8 / ND16 / ND32)
Not available
Anti-Flicker Shooting Available Not available*
(* Anti-Flicker Shooting is added by firmware version 3.0)
Focus Stacking Mode Compatible with 8 lenses

3 to 15 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
Compatible with 7 lenses
(Compatible with 8 lenses in firmware version 2.0)
8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
Multi-Exposure 2 frames max.
Video
Video Recording Format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264),
AVI (Motion JPEG)
4K Video C4K [Cinema4K] (4096 x 2160)
4K (3840 x 2160)
HD Video Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Movie Picture Mode 2 modes (Flat, OM-Log400)
* View assist compatible
1 mode (Flat)
High Speed Movie Available
(Full HD 120fps)
Not available
Level Gauge
Detection 2-axis
Camera Controls
Camera Control by PC
  • Via Wi-Fi
    (Transfer of recorded images to PC via access point)
  • Via USB cable
    ( Camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
  • Via USB cable
    (Camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
Wi-Fi Function
Smartphone Link
(Built-in Wi-Fi, when using OI.Share / OI.Track)
  • Wireless Shooting
    (Remote control shooting by smartphone)
  • Image Share
    (Orders for image upload onto a Smartphone can be saved)
  • Easy Connection
    (Connect using a QR code)
  • GPS Info Function
    (by using Smartphone GPS data / OI.Track)
  • Download pictures while the camera is off
  • Wireless Shooting
    (Remote control shooting by smartphone)
  • Image Share
    (Orders for image upload onto a Smartphone can be saved)
  • Easy Connection
    (Connect using a QR code)
  • GPS info Function
    (by using Smartphone GPS data / OI.Track)
GPS / Field Sensor System
GPS / Field Sensor System Available
  • GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, acceleration sensor
  • Displays Exif data and INFO
  • Records sensor logs Displays image track data on a smartphone (OI.Track is required)
  • Automatic time correction by GPS
Not available
Menu Language
Language Setting 34 languages (including Japanese and English)
My Menu
Number of My Menu Items 35 items in 5 tabs with 7 items each Not available
Backup Function
Save Camera Settings Available
using Olympus Workspace or Digital Camera Updater
Input / Output
Live View Shooting on a Computer Available
using OLYMPUS Capture
HDMI Output Mode Available
(Monitor Mode / Record Mode)
HDMI Connector HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
USB Connector CB-USB11
(USB Type C / USB3.0)
Remote Cable RM-CB2 (L type, Pin Jack)
Headphone Connector Available
Power Requirements
Number of Recordable Pictures
  • Approx. 870 shots
    (based on CIPA standard)
  • Approx. 2,580 shots
    (When power saving is enabled, based on CIPA standard)

  • * When two rechargeable batteries (BLH-1) are used
  • Approx. 440 shots
    (based on CIPA standard)
  • Approx. 950 shots
    (When power saving is enabled, based on CIPA standard)
Battery Two Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (BLH-1)
(Can be operated when only one BLH-1 battery is equipped)
One Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLH-1
Battery Charger BCH-1 (Charging takes about 2 hours)
*Two chargers are included in E-M1X
Internal Charging Available
(When the camera power is off, battery is charged with AC adapter or USB in the camera)
Not available
USB Charging USB PD can be used
(PD compliant camera: Rev 3.0 Ver1.0a, include battery into the camera)
Not available
Body
Dimensions (Excluding Protrusions) 144.4 mm (W) x 146.8 mm (H) x 75.4 mm (D) / 5.7" (W) x 5.8" (H) x 3.0" (D) 134.1 mm (W) x 90.9 mm (H) x 68.9 mm (D) / 5.3" (W) x 3.6" (H) x 2.7" (D)
Weight
  • Approx. 997g (including two batteries and SD card)
  • Approx. 849g (Body only)
  • Approx. 574g (Including battery and SD card)
  • Approx. 498g (Body only)
Color Black Black, Silver
(Silver was released in February 2019)
Material Magnesium alloy
Vertical Grip Integrated Vertical Grip HLD-9 (sold separately)
Dust-proof, Splash-proof Available
Underwater Housing
(Sold Separately)
Not available PT-EP14 (sold separately)
Memory
Number of Card Slots 2 card slots
Memory SD cards
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I / II compatible)
* Card slot 1 and 2: UHS-I / II compatible
SD cards
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I / II compatible)
Eye-Fi card
  • * Slot 1: UHS-I / II compatible
  • * Slot 2: UHS-I compatible
Other
Release Date February 2019 December 2016
Refer to the Product's Page E-M1X E-M1 Mark II


Question :
What does the error message on the monitor mean?

Answer:
The following table describes what the error message on the monitor means and how to deal with it.
Message / Warning Cause Solution

No Card
No memory card inserted. Also displayed if no memory card is detected. Insert a memory card. If a card is inserted, check that it is inserted correctly.

Card Error
or
Card Error
There is a problem with the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2. Remove and reinsert the memory card. If this does not solve the problem, format the card. If formatting fails, the card cannot be used. Be aware formatting will erase all data and images from the card.

Write Protect
or
Write Protect
The memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2 is write-protected ("locked"). The memory card write-protect switch is in the "LOCK" position. Switch it to the unlocked position.

Card Full
or
Card Full
  • Shooting disabled; the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2 does not have space for additional pictures.
  • Shooting disabled; the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2 is full.
Insert another memory or delete pictures. Before deleting pictures, be sure any pictures you wish to keep have been copied to a computer.

No Picture
or
No Picture
Playback unavailable; the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2 contains no pictures. The selected memory card contains no pictures. Take pictures before choosing playback mode.

Picture Error
or
Picture Error
The selected file is damaged and cannot be played back. Alternatively, the picture is in a format that is not supported by the camera. Attempt to view the image using computer imaging software. If the picture cannot be displayed on a computer, the file may be corrupt.

The Image Cannot Be Edited
or
The Image Cannot Be Edited
Camera retouch features cannot be applied to pictures recorded with other devices. Retouch the picture on a computer or other device.

Card log capacity is full
or
Card log capacity is full
No additional logs can be saved to the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2. Copy log files to a computer and delete unwanted log files.
The camera's internal temperature is elevated due to ambient temperature or prolonged usage. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
Internal camera temperature is too high. Please wait for cooling before camera use.
The camera is about to turn off automatically. Wait until the camera has cooled and is ready to resume shooting.

Battery Empty
The batteries are exhausted. Charge the batteries.

No Connection
There is a problem with the camera's connection to a computer or HDMI devices. Reconnect the camera.
The lens is locked. Please extend the lens. A retractable lens is attached but not extended. Extend the lens.
Please check the status of a lens. An error has occurred between the camera and the lens. Turn the camera off and check that the lens is properly connected before turning the camera on again.
Logging function cannot be used at this time.
The batteries are low. Charge the batteries or insert fully-charged spare batteries.

(steady)
GPS error. The camera's GPS has malfunctioned. Turn the camera off and then on again. If the warning does not clear from the display, contact an Olympus-authorized service representative.

(flashes red)
The number of log files stored on the current card is approaching the maximum. Delete unwanted files after copying the logs to a computer.
Log files cannot be saved to the current card. Insert a write-enabled card.
Logging paused, either because the batteries are low or the built-in memory the camera uses to store the current log file is full. Save the current log to a memory card.

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
The following table shows the types of memory cards that can be used:

✔: compatible, ×: not compatible
  SD card SDHC card SDXC card Eye-Fi card
E-M1X ×
To see the list of compatible SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Note:
  • There are two card slots on E-M1X. Both card slots are compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II cards.
  • Use a Speed Class 10 SD card for movie recording.
    When shooting in 4K and C4K image size or ALL-I bit rate, use a Class 3 or faster UHS-II / UHS-I card.
  • Cards must be formatted with the E-M1X camera before first use.

Question :
How far can I rotate the LCD monitor?

Answer:
The E-M1X has a 3.0 inches 2-axis movable monitor. The monitor can be set to high or low angles or rotated for self portraits.

It can be rotated as in the following illustration:

Note:

Gently rotate the monitor within its range of motion. Attempting to rotate the monitor beyond the limits damage the connectors.


Question :
What lenses support the Pro Capture Mode?

Answer:
The following table shows what lenses support the Pro Capture Mode ( Pro Capture Low / Pro Capture High) in E-M1X:
 
(Pro Capture Low)

(Pro Capture High)
Olympus
Micro Four Thirds lenses
(M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses)

Available

Available
Other brand
Micro Four Thirds lenses
Not available
Available
Four Thirds lenses Not available Available
Lenses without electronic contacts such as OM adapters
(including BCL-1580 / BCL-0980)
Available Available
Note:

When selecting (Pro Capture Low), the aperture is restricted between the widest open aperture and f8.0.


Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.

See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


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