Photos Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

Here's a selection of images I've taken in my hands-on testing of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.

I’ve recently had the chance to go out shooting with the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X. It’s a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, but unlike most of the others in that category, this one isn’t what you’d call small. That’s mostly because it has a built-in (ie. non-removable) vertical grip that also serves as a battery pack. It brings the whole thing up to not much smaller than a full-size pro DSLR with a grip attached. And it’s not a pretty camera, but it’s not meant to be. What they’re going for a rugged workhorse.

Some of the camera’s standout features include very fast photo framerates, super-responsive controls, and excellent autofocus tracking and speed. Those kinds of features lend themselves much more to sport and wildlife photography or even photojournalism than travel photography, so it wouldn’t be a traditional choice as an everyday travel camera (and, frankly, at the price point, there are better options if you don’t need the high-speed features). But I still thought it’d be interesting to put it through its paces as a general travel camera, in part as a useful test of its image quality under variable lighting conditions and different types of detail.

These were all taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 PRO zoom, a lens that I was testing out at the same time.

I’ve posted a more detailed hands-on review separately. I’ve also posted some examples shot throughout the E-M1X’s ISO range. But I wanted to include some sample images to go along with it. These were shot in RAW and have only been lightly processed in Lightroom. You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look.

Sample Images Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Taken at ISO 2000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 20 mm (40 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 16 mm (32 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 38 mm (76 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 64 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 17 mm (34 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 250 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 2000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 40 mm (80 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 2500 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 17 mm (34 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 15 mm (30 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 13 mm (26 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 14 mm (28 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 64 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 40 mm (80 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 16 mm (32 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 34 mm (68 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 125 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 17 mm (34 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 1000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 17 mm (34 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 64 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 40 mm (80 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 6400 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 23 mm (46 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 6400 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 35 mm (70 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 24 mm (48 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 1250 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 32 mm (64 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 40 mm (80 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 1250 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 20 mm (40 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 2000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 40 mm (80 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 34 mm (68 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 27 mm (54 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 2500 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 38 mm (76 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 1000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 12 mm (24 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 4000 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 22 mm (44 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Taken at ISO 200 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens at 19 mm (38 mm in 35mm equivalent).

Hands-on Review

You can find my hands-on review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X here. I’ve also posted some examples of shots taken throughout the E-M1X’s ISO range.

Where to Buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

You can find the E-M1X at B&H Photo and Amazon.

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