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Re: E-M1X thoughts and excellent Dave Etchells video

For me its a deal breaker - but then the E-M5 is my sweet spot (OM4Ti size) and even the E-M1 is too big, has a too deep body grip, and the shutter button is not on the top plate but on the sloping part of the that grip, all of which means that I can not hold it comfortably. I have the battery grip for the E-M5 but only put it on once just to see that it all worked. Just before I got the E-M5 I looked at the Olympus DSLRs and decided the E-5 was too big (exact same reasons) and the E-630 would have to do but was a bit behind the times (hence my decision to go with the E-M5).

For the many people who don't leave the house without attaching the grip, then the extra couple of millimeters in the E-M1X is not an issue. Olympus have a great camera in the E-M1X and the well heeled Olympus MFT prosumers and those heavily into sports and BIFS will lap it up. Whether it will get many converts remains to be seen but I suspect some trekking wildlife experts may like the smaller overall system size when the new zoom lenses come out.

I think the E-M1X is a worthy addition to the range of MFT cameras (just as are some of the Panasonic video oriented ones), but if the technology does not appear in the next iteration of the other lines (so E-M1iii and E-M5iii and PEN-Fii or whatever) then existing users will feel that Olympus is not going to look after them, that they are being left behind, and they will jump ship. So, if Olympus are not careful, rather than the new camera adding new users it may well result in customers leaving.
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