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

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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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James started working in the photographic industry in 2014 as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy – successor to David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus. In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus. An Olympus and Canon user, James was previously technique editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine.