Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M Specs


  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 – 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7″ x 6.2″ x 3.0″)
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X


  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 77.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • No WiFi
  • 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm³ (4.3″ x 2.6″ x 1.3″)
  • 298g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Advantage: Canon EOS M

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.40 18.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

18 4
Auto Focus points (4)

121 31
Better sensibility (4)

64 – 25600 ISO 100 – 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

80 7
Image stabilizer (3)

Articulated monitor (2)

Better Video (2)

4096 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)

870 230
WiFi (2)

USB 3.0 (2)

GPS (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M



Larger sensor (5)

Four Thirds APS-C
Weighs less (2)

(32.2 oz.)
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)

(108 cu.in.)
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M are the larger sensor, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the EOS M.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning

Sensor resolution (MP)

1.04 1.04
Touch screen

External microphone

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS M

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Canon EOS M


We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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