The best Olympus OM-D E-M1X deals in December 2023

Olympus OM-D E-M1X
(Image credit: Olympus )

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X was a top-of-the-range $2,999 professional mirrorless camera when it first appeared on the market at the start of 2019. A lot has happened in camera technology in that time - and Olympus has been reborn as OM System. But this powerhouse of a camera is now highly-discounted - new or refurbished - so is a tempting offer, particularly perhaps if you are upgrading from another Micro Four Thirds camera. 

This high-end professional camera is a great choice for sports and wildlife photographers, with a 20.4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and an incredibly quick 60fps continuous shooting (with the electronic shutter). 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X also features DCI and UHD 4K video recording and a sophisticated 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system that can compensate for up to 7.5 stops of camera shake – perfect for capturing pin-sharp shots even in low light conditions.

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5. Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus aims for the pros and heavy duty shooters

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: Micro Four Thirds | Megapixels: 20.4MP | Screen: 3.0-inch 1,037k vari-angle touchscreen | Viewfinder: Electronic 2,360k | Lens: Micro Four Thirds | Continuous shooting speed: 15fps | Max video resolution: 4K | User level: Professional

Pro build quality
Next-generation AF
Smaller MFT sensor
Pricey next to E-M1 II

The sensor on the E-M1X has 121 on-chip phase-detection cross-type points and 121 contrast-detection areas. This means that the camera is capable of fast and precise focusing. It's also known for its subject tracking performance, which means you can be sure that you won't miss a shot when photographing a fast-moving subject.

It offers blistering stills bursts of 60fps with locked AF or 18fps with AF tracking give you continuous shooting firepower, and the amazing Pro Capture feature records the 14 frames before you even press the shutter button! 

It also comes with all manner of cutting-edge features, such as built-in Live ND filters to shoot silky smooth waterfall shots without physical Neutral Density filters, and a fully customizable AF area, which enables you to create Tetris-like AF shapes that perfectly match the shape of your subject!

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X also has an integrated vertical grip for improved ergonomics when shooting in a vertical orientation. This grip also means that two batteries can be used at the same time, which is perfect for professionals and enthusiasts looking to spend a long time out in the field. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.