While full-frame seems to be the buzzword in camera world at the moment, with several launches this year, it doesn't look like we're going to see a full-frame Olympus camera any time soon.
While Canon and Nikon have announced full-frame mirrorless cameras alongside their DSLR ranges, Sony has continued to extend its full-frame mirrorless range with the Alpha A7 III, and Panasonic has announced the development of two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, Olympus reaffirmed its commitment to the Micro Four Thirds system at Photokina 2018 in September – and it looks like it could soon make good on that promise.
Aimed at sports and wildlife photographers, the new camera is said to be able to shoot at 18fps, while it will also offer a huge exposure compensation range of 7.5EV and will support handheld high-resolution image capture of around 80MP.
Built-in vertical grip
Interestingly, if the dimensions are to be believed (144.4 x 146.8 x 75.8mm) it appears the E-M1X will feature a built-in vertical grip similar to that on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and the Nikon D5, and the new E-M1X would be quite a bit bigger than the existing E-M1 Mark II with its optional battery grip.
Whatever the specs turn out to be, it's going to have to be a pretty special camera if it's going to tempt people away from Olympus's full-frame rivals. As soon as we hear more news, we'll let you know.