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Olympus OM-D E-M1X Body $2,799 Delivered ($2,299 after Cashback) @ CameraPro

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Pretty good price for a flagship Olympus camera body, if you are already into Micro Four Thirds and not thinking of changing systems anytime soon.

$2,799 delivered - $500 cashback from Olympus in the form of pre-paid VISA card.

Cashback link: https://shop.olympus.com.au/promotions

Don't forget Cashrewards 1.5% cashback, potentially $38 further savings.

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    Who is this camera for? What does it excel at?

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      Crazy sports enthusiasts who need absolute max fps but tbh it got superseded with e-m1 mark iii pretty quick

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      I think Olympus tried to get into professional sports photography with the E-M1X, unsuccessfully. The then pitch this at BIF.

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    I personally would not buy this (as an ex-M4/3 shooter).

    The M4/3 system is well and truly dead. Olympus have spun off their camera division, there will likely be very few (if any) new lenses, you are practically purchasing into a dead system. I've sold off all of my M4/3 gear and would suggest any M4/3 shooters do the same.

    There are some niches where M4/3 still makes sense (e.g. Panasonic make some great value video cameras), but I would only ever pick up M4/3 gear at bargain prices with the understanding that it's all pretty much abandonware at this point.

    There are niche uses for this camera, but those people already know who they are. For the rest of us, I would stay away. If you want to spend ~$2,000 on a camera, I would go with Sony or Canon mirrorless.

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      I would expect the sort of people interested in E-M1X are seasoned MFT users, and understand about the pros and cons.

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      @p1 ama I guess you have not read any MFT news this year. Besides Linux recent GH5 II release and GH6 coming, Olympus just released 8-25mm F4 Pro, then there’s this Sony stacked MFT sensor patent https://www.cined.com/stacked-sony-mft-sensor-patent-proves-...
      I have been using both MFT and Full frame systems for many years and still am. Horses for courses.

    • +4 votes

      I see what you’re saying, and I plan to switch to Sony full-frame at some point for better low light performance and a greater variety of lenses. Having said that, MFT isn’t dead yet. Panasonic and Olympus have recently released groundbreaking lens designs like 8-25 (16-50mm) and 10-25 (20-50mm) which are not available for Canon and Sony systems. Also, MFT does have a major advantage for shooting wildlife. You can shoot at >600mm focal lengths with minimal size and weight, great sharpness, incredible IBIS (or dual IS), and shutter mechanisms designed to eliminate shutter shock. Check the MFT forum on DPreview to see stunning wildlife photos posted every day. Especially photographers like Petr Bambousek. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4586729

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        Having said that, MFT isn’t dead yet.

        If your argument against MFT being dead is that it "isn't dead yet", then that's not a particularly strong endorsement.

        Your argument is completely moot because I agree with you. Never did I say that MFT is not capable of taking great pictures. I completely understand the value and strengths of MFT.

        Buying into a camera system is an investment and if you're going to sink tens of thousands of dollars into something, then it really ought to be a good investment, don't you think?

    • +4 votes

      I have Olympus gear. Really enjoy getting out and shooting birds. I get some nice shots, but would like a longer lens for a little more reach.

      Started looking at alternatives. That Sony 200-600 zoom is very attractive. I was on the edge of deciding to sell my Olympus gear and get into Sony just for that particular lens.

      I did, however, spend some time looking at sample images on Flickr comparing the Sony to the Olympus 100-400mm…I have to say that I was pretty impressed with what some photographers were getting out of the Olympus gear. I say 'some', because there are some pretty bad shots taken with both outfits (not sure why people bother putting them up).

      Anyway…moral of the story for me was - technique trumps equipment. Almost without a doubt the Sony lenses are capable of sharper images - one would be disappointed if they didn't, since the prices for 'like' lenses are usually higher (but I would still say that 200-600 from Sony is excellent value). The image quality margin between the Olympus and Sony gear isn't as much as you may think though, and processing can reduce that gap quite handily.

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        The image quality margin between the Olympus and Sony gear isn't as much as you may think though, and processing can reduce that gap quite handily.

        Where did I say anything about IQ of M4/3?

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          Very true, you did not. My apologies.

          So…you got out only because you see M43 as well and truly dead? Is that well and truly dead as in Toneh Nothrup's assertion, where he clarifies that by saying that it will be a slow and drawn out thing (believable I guess), or dead as in you think there will be no more M43 gear of any consequence coming out?

          Maybe…maybe not. FF certainly is taking off…but it seems to have been largely a two horse race, with Sony and Canon pretty much owning the market.

          Seems a shame to ditch M43 purely because you think it's dead. IQ and low light performance would be the usual arguments (and possibly valid concerns). I've been writing off all the 'M43 is dead' talk as speculation.

          I think it remains a great system, and calling it dead, well, that's like calling any of us dead. We're all gonna die sometime…but if it's not today, then you're not really dead yet are you.

          Who knows what the market will look like post-covid. Sony and Canon are liable to sit on top of the pile for a while though, but as a contrarian that is kind of a detraction for me. Even if M43 continues on as a "niche" solution…well…that's not really dead….plenty of niche systems around.

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            @Banj0:

            So…you got out only because you see M43 as well and truly dead? Is that well and truly dead as in Toneh Nothrup's assertion, where he clarifies that by saying that it will be a slow and drawn out thing (believable I guess), or dead as in you think there will be no more M43 gear of any consequence coming out?

            I don't get the whole allegiance thing, cameras are just tools for me and I will invest into whichever system I feel has the most sustainable long term future. Right now, that would be Canon, followed by Sony, then Nikon. That's just an objective assessment of reality. You can look at sales figures, roadmaps, the financial performance of the respective companies. I'm sure you know the facts.

            Seems a shame to ditch M43 purely because you think it's dead.

            Why is it a shame? I don't have any emotional bond with my cameras and certainly feel no loyalty towards any brand or another. Cameras are an investment where I put in $X to make $Y.

            I think it remains a great system, and calling it dead, well, that's like calling any of us dead. We're all gonna die sometime…but if it's not today, then you're not really dead yet are you.

            That's a silly and emotional way of looking at it. If you have affinity for M4/3, then by all means keep shooting with it. It doesn't mean it's a good investment.

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              @p1 ama: Well…I wasn't feeling emotional, but then I am replying to you yet again, so maybe I am. As I said, I was considering moving to Sony, despite my slight reluctance to go and stand with the gorilla in the room. I have switched systems in the past more than once, and probably will again. I do get attached to some cameras, but that seems natural - those that can't elicit some sort of response from me swiftly end up on eBay.

              Assertions that XYZ is "well and truly dead" do disappoint me a little though. This is alarmist language (emotive maybe?). I see it as damaging to the format or brand subject of the claim. Northrup does it, and does go on to clarify what he means in a more thoughtful way, but the headline is still there, and the cynical might say that it's click-bait.

              Micro four-thirds, Pentax, Nikon, Minolta (oh…wait)… You'd be crazy to buy into any of them going by much of what I've read recently. And yet, here they remain still being viable options (except that last maybe…but at least you could chuck those lenses onto a Sony for the next decade or so after Minolta died).

              I see no reason why anybody should be warned away from pretty much any camera system I can think of at the moment. Assess the pros and cons, and don't get tied up with speculation of the death of a brand. I hate to see any camera system die, and we hardly need to be hastening them on their way with dire predictions. Imagine a world where all we have is Sony and Canon (unlikely I think…hope).

              Regarding micro four-thirds, I don't think anybody here who blows their cash on a discounted G9 or E-M1 is going to suffer financial hardship, or even have trouble finding lenses to suit their cameras. When the Olympus imaging division was sold, there was no drop in used prices that I could tell - in fact, some used Olympus gear seemed to get pricier (maybe helped along by the virus crisis).

              Go forth, and buy your Olympus, or your Nikon, your Pentax, or Fujifilm, or….whatever. Don't worry that it's going to die…it's not worth being concerned about. If it doesn't float your boat, or you can't get the right lenses or replacement bodies, sell it off and switch. If you want to invest in something, buy shares.

  • +1 vote

    If digiDirect eBay is an authorised seller, it's $2,639.20 delivered with the code DIRECT20 @ digiDirect eBay
    I see digiDirect is listed here but unsure if their eBay store counts

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      Pretty sure digiDirect eBay is authorised, it will come with regular invoice.

      The code DIRECT20 (for 20% off) expires in less than 30 minutes.

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    Not sure why the description reads "24-80mm equivalent PRO lens with constant f/2.8 maximum aperture". Does the kit comes with a 12-40 lens?

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      Highly unlikely. They probably copied pasted the descriptions from another kit.

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      12-40 for m43 is equivalent to 24-80 on a full-frame due to the small sensor size

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        He wasn't asking about crop factor. The description suggests there's a lens, when the deal is body only, a bit confusing, put it down to copy-paste error.

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      Buy it, have the screenshot ready, claim your lens from them when they don't deliver what the description said you would be receiving. I can't stand CameraPro as a retailer. Worst customer service and constantly screwing up orders and advertising things they don't actually have. I would only ever buy this deal to try and screw them over with the lens that I guarantee you won't receive.

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    I think given the many options available in the FF Mirroless it wouldn't make too much sense to buy a m43 these days for this price. I personally used m43 for a number of years.

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      MFT still has an edge in terms of size and price (talking about the lenses). Couple of downsides are DOF (not necessarily a bad thing if you want to wide open without a shallow DOF), and sensor size along with low light performance.

      I have recently changed from Nikon to Sony, but still keeping my Olympus. The articulating screen has allowed me to hold the camera at many challenging positions, the excellent IBIS enables handheld waterfall shots, and I have taken many macros using the inbuild image stacking feature, not to mention the single press HDR function.