Launched in 2019, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X was met with a little bit of a blended response. It was a high-performance flagship – the Olympus equal of the Canon 1DX Mark III or Nikon D5 – but it surely had Micro 4 Thirds customers torn. It’s a giant digicam with a built-in vertical grip and the entire level of MFT for them is that it’s a small digicam system. Not a lot with the OM-D E-M1X.
Effectively, now, it appears to be like like its time is ending. Japanese retailers are beginning to listing the Olympus OM-D E-M1X as discontinued, though it’s not listed as such on the Olympus web site neither is it discontinued on the OM Digital web site. Not less than, not but. Many US retailers like Amazon and B&H nonetheless listing cameras in inventory, however when Japanese retailers begin to listing digicam gear as discontinued, it normally turns into official not too lengthy afterwards.
The OM-D E-M1X has had a reasonably good run. Introduced in January 2019, it’s coming as much as 4 years outdated now, so it was about due for a substitute. Whether or not or not we’ll see one, nonetheless, stays to be seen. If Olympus had been nonetheless Olympus, then I’d be inclined to agree that we might see a equally sized high-performance successor.
However Olympus just isn’t Olympus. It’s OM Digital Options. So who is aware of what plans they’ve for a Micro 4 Thirds physique at this degree? Do they even have any plans for this kind of physique past “abandon them”? There’s a new OM-5 anticipated to be introduced later this month, however to this point, no rumours and even hints on an OM-D E-M1X successor. OM Digital may simply determine that any such digicam is not a part of their goal demographic.