Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic Lumix S1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs Lumix S1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic Lumix S1 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

Lumix S1

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1

OM-D E-M1X vs Lumix S1 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 Lumix S1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Panasonic Lumix S1

OM-D E-M1X vs Lumix S1: Viewfinder

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

Lumix S1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 5.76 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

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)

Lumix S1 (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the Lumix S1

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

Lumix S1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)186
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870400
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic Lumix S1

OM-D E-M1X

Lumix S1

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.20
Auto Focus points (4)121225
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.365.76
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 24 points for the Lumix S1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

Lumix S1

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
Similar weight997g1020g
Similar size1707cm³1584cm³
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Lumix S1

OM-D E-M1X und Lumix S1, front viewOM-D E-M1X und Lumix S1, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und Lumix S1, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und Lumix S1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic Lumix S1

14
24

We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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