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Re: E-M1X preview sessions

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I got to fondle one at LCE in Leamington today. First impressions:

- It's big compared to the unadorned E-M1ii
- It's pretty much the same size a gripped E-M1ii
- The 12-100 mounted on it makes the lens look compact!
- Some changes to the menus, but still very close to E-M1ii
- Body feel is good
- It feels extremely robust
- AF definitely has lots of feature improvements. Couldn't test CAF
- Joystick for moving focus point is great
- Hand held hi res work very well. I want it!
- Live ND works very well. I want it!
- EVF seems pretty much the same as the E-M1ii
- IQ/sensor performance seems pretty much the same as the E-M1ii

So, as I expected:

- I'd love to have the Live ND and hand-held hi-res features
- Other improvements don't mean much to me
- Size is too big for me - this is the single biggest issue in my view
- I'm sure with the bigger lenses when shooting wildlife it will be superb

Now I'm waiting for the E-M5iii release. If it's got Live ND and hand held hi-res then I'll be pre-ordering!
I got to handle one with a 'hands on' with Olympus in Sydney last night & it is a camera that would be great to use. One had the 300mm lens on & I think I might end up getting that in the future, but as nice as the E-M1X is & as much as I might like one, my budget probably won't be stretching that far for that & would probably be wasted on me anyhow as the E-M1 Mk II does me pretty good.

I also asked about a FW update for the E-M1 Mk II & although they weren't giving much away they did indicate one is coming & we may see something that appears in the E-M1X but not necessarily as much or to the same extent, but they were clear that the E-M1 II will be supported for as much & as long as the hardware (ceiling) will allow.
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Re: E-M1X preview sessions

I have been to Ffordes today and had a 'hands-on' with the X and the ii. The X is superb ergonomically, the ND filter, HHHR and IS (with the 12-100) are amazing, but I can't afford one.
I don't think it is too heavy or too big as a main camera it fitted my hands perfectly, but I would still want to keep the E-M5 mkii for smaller lenses and travelling light.
The X reminds me of the E-5 plus grip and surprisingly, the X with 12-40 was lighter than the ii + grip + 12-100.
I think I might be leaning towards an E-M1 mkii and lessen the blow by trading in the mki.
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Re: E-M1X preview sessions

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I have been to Ffordes today and had a 'hands-on' with the X and the ii. The X is superb ergonomically, the ND filter, HHHR and IS (with the 12-100) are amazing, but I can't afford one.
I don't think it is too heavy or too big as a main camera it fitted my hands perfectly, but I would still want to keep the E-M5 mkii for smaller lenses and travelling light.
The X reminds me of the E-5 plus grip and surprisingly, the X with 12-40 was lighter than the ii + grip + 12-100.
I think I might be leaning towards an E-M1 mkii and lessen the blow by trading in the mki.
I think the E-M1x only makes sense if you're into big lenses and hostile shooting situations, or are a Pro who wants kit that will take a lot of abuse. I really don't think it adds a lot for the majority of m43 enthusiast photographers.
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I think the E-M1x only makes sense if you're into big lenses and hostile shooting situations, or are a Pro who wants kit that will take a lot of abuse. I really don't think it adds a lot for the majority of m43 enthusiast photographers.
No, & I don't think it was ever meant to be & why Olympus are saying the two models, E-M1 II & E-M1X will sit side by side (not really as one far more expensive) as flagship models.
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