Is this the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X?

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Reliable micro four-thirds news site 43 Rumors has published what are apparently leaked pictures of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

As with all leaks, especially leaked photos, take this with a grain of salt until we've been able to confirm it. However, 43 Rumors has a reputation for being on the money with leaks and information.

If the Olympus camera images are authentic, they would support earlier speculation that the E-M1X would boast a bigger form factor – namely a built-in grip and a design similar to the Canon EOS-1D X. It also reveals that the camera will have a joystick on the back – a first for Olympus. 

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The story repeated some of 43 Rumors' previously reported specs for the new camera, including a 20MP sensor, 18fps, 7.5 stops of image stabilisation, AI autofocus, handheld Hi-Res Shot and double the processing speed of the current E-M1.

Being released to commemorate Olympus' 100th anniversary, the E-M1X is expected to be revealed in January for a February launch. We will find out then whether the market will support a DSLR-sized body with a micro four-thirds sensor.

Is this the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X?

43 Rumors' leaked images of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (www.43rumors.com)

For the first time, an Olympus camera will have a joystick (www.43rumors.com)

For the first time, an Olympus camera will have a joystick (www.43rumors.com)

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