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Olympus’ E-M1X is an ultra-lightweight camera for pros

New flagship has “best in class” image stabilisation and waterproofing

Do you make your living from photography? Are you arms feeling tired? Then we’ve got good news from Olympus, whose OM-D E-M1X system camera (£2,799, out late February) is built to appeal to demanding pros who don’t want to cart around a hulking DSLR. Offering the same sort of ruggedness, speed and all-round reliability as a full-size flagship, including an integrated vertical grip, the 20.4MP E-M1X is the lightest, most compact model in its class. It comes with a speedy new autofocus system, an updated form of Olympus’ excellent 5-axis image stabilisation that gives you up to 7.5 stops of anti-shake compensation and, according to Olympus, the world’s best weather-proofing. So: fast, waterproof and 4K-capable – could this be the perfect workhorse for on-the-job snappers?