First Olympus E-M1X specs: 20MP, 18 fps, 7+ EV stabilization and price close to $3,000!

43rumors unveiled the first specs of the new Olympus OMD E-M1X camera:

Name: E-M1X OMD camera
Sensor: 20MP

Frame rate: 18fps
7.5+ EV
Body Size: 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm (body with a built in vertical grip)
High Res: Can shoot handheld High Resolution images (around 80MP)
Photography focus: Sports and Wildlife shooters
Price: close to $3,000

Launch: January 2019

And one source shared some more insights on this camera:

The camera is the perfect working tool. It’s worth the high price of $3,000, I guess from what I’ve seen. Lying in the hand like the legendary E-1 (see picture on top). It’s even better balanced than the MKII. You hardly notice the little extra weight. With the 300 F4 as well as with a 45 F 1.8 the camera sticks in your hand as if glued on.

The sensor exceeds all expectations, as does the stabilizer. The camera has 3 types of high res shoots. What really pleases me is that finally the charging via 15 V USB port works. Then I can finally charge my Powerbanks via solar cells while hiking in Nepal and then connect them to the camera. But the best will be the extremely high data transfer rate when transferring live data to a server over the air.

The charger charges the battery extremely fast, thanks for the investment of an additional $4.80 in development. for those who have waited a long time, the mc-20 also comes. So, look forward to the launch of the camera at the end of january 2019 and 2 more “small cameras” next year. You will smile when you see them.

No doubt Olympus will make a great camera but the E-M1X price is close to the Sony A7rIII and Nikon Z7 Full Frame cameras…will Olympus really sell enough of E-M1X cameras to make some profit?

Nikon interview at Dpreview: “Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market”

Dpreview posted the content of their interview with Nikon managers:

1) Nikon said “Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market. We believe that we can achieve the number one position maybe quite soon”

2) At the moment NIkon is not thinking about making an APS-C Z-mount camera. But they will not rule out the possibility to make such a camera in the future.

3) Smartphone competition: “Maybe smartphones will be be able to produce images that are as good as interchangeable lens cameras. If this happens, it will be a real challenge.”

So Nikon wants to become Number One. Last week Canon forecasted in their financial strategies that they will increase their share in this market. And Sony keeps pushing to become number one too. Who will be the leade in 2020? What’s your guess?

Just for fun: Google Trend comparison between the Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7 and Sony A7III

This is a Google Trend comparison between the new EOS-R, Z7 and A7III. Of course you have to keep in mind that this isn’t a very accurate tool. People for example also do search for “Nikon Z” or “Canon EOS-R”. But I did compare the terms that were the most used. Maybe the only trend we can learn from this is that there is no clear winner yet…

I repeat, this is not a scientific comparison. Still, interesting to look at!