Olympus OM-D EM1X Launch (KL)

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Olympus OM-D EM1X Launch (KL)
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Image: Editor AL at Sepang International Circuit.

25th January 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Olympus Imaging Singapore launched their latest OM-D EM1X with a really cool launch event at Sepang International Circuit on 25th Jan 2019. The Singapore group comprises of Members of Media representatives, Photography Retailers & Professional Photographers along with the Singapore Olympus team.

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Image: Sepang International Circuit. 

The whole racing circuit was decked out with Olympus banner & liveries which was pretty impressive. We started the day with breakfast followed by the launch presentation! With “everyone from Singapore” meeting “everyone from Malaysia”, it had been a really great experience meeting “Everyone” from everywhere!

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Image: Everyone was excited!

The OM-D EM1X was revealed to be a Pro model for high-speed photography and not a replacement for the current flagship OM-D EM1-MarkII. Olympus General Manager Mr. Jimmy Loh further added “the EM1X was created as a tougher camera for the professional photographers that demands high-speed shooting and working in harsh environments.”.

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Image: The moment when everyone held their breath!

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Image: Everyone was given a special EM1X shirt as well as a Super Fast SD Card! 


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After the launch presentation & briefing, all the guests were invited to the tracks to view the cars that we will be shooting with the NEW OM-D EM1X as well as for a group photo.

Let’s see how many familiar faces can you spot below!

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Image: GM Jimmy Loh posing at the F-1 Car.

 
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Image: Editor AL having fun at the circuit photo-taking.

 

After the photo-taking, everyone was grouped and the hands-on session begin! There’s street-racing cars, F-1 Cars, super bikes and we are all in for a treat! And finally we got our hands on the new EM1X!

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The new OM-D EM1X comes with an integrated vertical grip which is probably the 1st thing most users will notice. However, the real surprise lies inside the camera. We will be doing a full review for the EM1X once we are back in Singapore. For now, we will get to shoot and try out the camera.

For the photos below – please bear in mind these vehicles are travelling at super high speed!

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Below is the iconic angle that most motorsports racing photographers will shoot while in Sepang. This Renault GT was travelling super, super fast!

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Based on the above shot, I am selecting a section to be cropped out. (in the red box below)

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check out the below image after cropping. I am amazed by the focus-tracking speed and accuracy.

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I don’t know about you but I am certainly VERY IMPRESSED with the EM1X.  Here’s the 2 groups that were with me at the circuit. Many familiar faces eh?

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Thank You Olympus Imaging Singapore for sending us up to Sepang for the launch of the OM-D EM1X. It had been a great experience and our editorial team will be looking forward to receiving the review unit for the OM-D EM1X!

Here’s a Parting Shot.
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