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E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

Perhaps the usual space for the battery etc, in the landscape grip, is taken up with extra 'gubbins' ie..heat pipe, card slots etc. therefore maybe the only place left for a battery was in a permanent portrait grip, hence room for two.
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

You may be right, Dave, there's a lot of sense in that.
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

I see no way to swap one battery whilst the other one keeps the camera functioning! On the other cameras with separate grips you could prioritize the grip battery and when it ran out it would switch to the internal battery allowing you to change the grip battery upon which it would switch back - at least I think this is how it worked. What do you do if you want 8+ hours of star trails or will 2 batteries cover this?
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

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I see no way to swap one battery whilst the other one keeps the camera functioning! On the other cameras with separate grips you could prioritize the grip battery and when it ran out it would switch to the internal battery allowing you to change the grip battery upon which it would switch back - at least I think this is how it worked. What do you do if you want 8+ hours of start trails or will 2 batteries cover this?
You run it off the USB-C power socket and a socking great power pack, I imagine.
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

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You run it off the USB-C power socket and a socking great power pack, I imagine.
Yup - this is an important advancement in my view.

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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

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Yup - this is an important advancement in my view.
Indeed. I hope all future cameras can be USB-C powered and charged. If nothing else it saves the 300 (grip + charger) that it currently costs to externally power a camera (and no charging). However I feel it would have been better on the E-M1X to have had a battery in each end of the grip and removable independently.
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

Yes. This camera has got quite a few practical advantages and, with suitable lenses, is extremely tough and portable, so I suspect some pro outward-bound adventure & wildlife types might consider adding one to their gear list.

I can't see any actually swapping systems to Oly, but there's little doubt for some specific applications in that area it's the current best tool for the job. Might help the optics, as they say.
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

The heat pipe feature is not particularly new or exclusive; a smartphone I am using (Honor View 20) at the moment has one. There was one on my desktop PC motherboard from ten years ago and most laptops have them.

I don't think the smaller dimensions of a E-M1 Mark II sized camera would rule-out a heat pipe arrangement.

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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

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I don't think the smaller dimensions of a E-M1 Mark II sized camera would rule-out a heat pipe arrangement.
They might have to make it a fraction deeper? I'm always amazed at how much they pack in there.


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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

I think I see heat sinks, maybe? Where's the heat pipe?
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Re: E-M1X..not viable without portrait grip ?

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I think I see heat sinks, maybe? Where's the heat pipe?

No heat pipe there - that's the EM1. I was just showing that there is not much spare room in there.
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