Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs YI M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs YI M1 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 64.3 x 33.6mm³ (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for M1

OM-D E-M1X vs M1 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 M1 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS YI M1 Other Specs Comparison

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



Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.16
Higher speed (4, frames/second)185
Auto Focus points (4)12181
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870380
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Olympus are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the M1: that the battery has more stamina, 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 YI M1



Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
(15 cu.in.)

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

Yields 4 points for the M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Lens selection8080
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS YI M1 Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X



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

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