Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm³ (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 574g (18.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

OM-D E-M1X vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an OM-D E-M1 Mark II sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

OM-D E-M1 Mark II (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1815
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)870440
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

OM-D E-M1X

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
574g
(18.5 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
840cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II are the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution4096 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

OM-D E-M1X und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front viewOM-D E-M1X und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

18
4

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

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