Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

EOS M

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 77.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • No WiFi
  • 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm³ (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 298g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: OM-D E-M1X and EOS M sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4018.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)184
Auto Focus points (4)12131
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)870230
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
298g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
233cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M are the larger sensor, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the EOS M.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
External microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS M

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M, front viewOM-D E-M1X und EOS M, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und EOS M, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Canon EOS M

36
9

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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