It's been on shelves for about a year and a half now and there's still no professional camera that can quite match what the Olympus OM-D E-M1X can do. It was designed to rival high-end DSLRs and it does an outstanding job of putting even the likes of Canon's new EOS-1D X Mark III to shame.
Like the pro sports DLSRs from Canon and Nikon, this micro four thirds mirrorless marvel has built-in vertical and horizontal grips, with ergonomics that make it very comfortable to use all day. Even the control layout is intuitive enough to let users concentrate on composing and shooting through the viewfinder.
And then there's the top-notch internal specs. The gyroscope sensor inside the weatherproof chassis offers up to 7 stops of image stabilisation – a class-leading spec. Use it with a stabilised lens – like the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO – and that gets bumped up to an even more impressive 7.5 stops of stability.
Oh, and did we mention that it's superbly fast as well? You can shoot at up to a blistering 60fps – although at this speed your autofocus gets locked to the first frame. If you're tracking a subject that speed drops to 18fps, but it's still fast enough for even motorsports.
Even its viewfinder is industry-leading, offering a magnification of 0.83x (35mm equivalent), and you'll get built-in neutral-density filters, with five levels to choose from in the Live ND mode.
Have we convinced you yet? If so, this brilliant shooter is now available for a very reasonable price of AU$3,389 from Dick Smith.
Olympus O-MD E-M1X (body only) | AU$3,389 (RRP AU$4,499; save AU$1,110)
It's perhaps one of the most underrated professional cameras, but it's supremely fast, produces excellent results and has a feature set to rival any pro-level DSLR – at a fraction of the price even when you pay the full RRP. But why spend AU$4,500 when Dick Smith will save you AU$1,110 on the body? That's 24.6% off the full price.