The OM-D E-M1X is the flagship camera in Olympus’ OM-D series. Like its predecessor the E-M1 mark II, it comes with a number of advanced features such as on-sensor phase detection AF, 60fps burst speeds with focus locked on the first frame or 18fps with C-AF, 5-axis in-body stabilisation with Sync IS compatibility, a Tripod High Res shot mode, Pro Capture, 4K video at 30fps and full weather-sealing. Features exclusive to this model include an integrated vertical grip, a handheld High Res Shot mode, OM-Log and a Live ND filter. It has a 20MP Four Thirds sensor and dual TruePic VIII Image processors.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II is the successor to the extremely popular OM-D E-M1. It sports a number of advanced features such as on-sensor phase detection AF, 60fps burst speeds with focus locked or 18fps with C-AF, 5-axis in-body stabilisation with Sync IS compatibility, 4K video at 30fps, High Res Shot and full weather-sealing against dust, moisture and cold temperatures. It has a 20MP sensor and is compatible with E-system DSLR lenses via an adapter.
Released in 2018, the Canon EOS R is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon. It marks the beginning of Canon’s second mirrorless system after the EOS M APS-C series. The mount, called RF, is the same diameter as the EF DSLR mount but with a shorter flange distance. The camera was launched with four lenses including the impressive 50mm f/1.2 and world’s first 28-70mm f/2.
The EOS R features a 30.3MP sensor which is an updated version of the one found on the 5D mark IV. It has an AA filter and an ISO range of 100 to 102400 ISO. It uses Canon’s fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5,566 points and can record 4K video up to 30p and 480Mbps, albeit with a heavy 1.8x crop. The burst speed is 8fps and you’ll also find a nice high resolution EVF and an excellent multi-angle touch screen. Sadly, the camera only takes one memory card.
The Nikon Z7 was one of two mirrorless full-frame cameras released by Nikon in 2018. Alongside the Z6, it inaugurates the Z system and is characterised by its large mount. A roadmap of 15 lenses is set to be released for the system over the next couple of years.
The Z7 is a high-end model featuring a 45.7MP BSI sensor with no AA filter, 493 phase detection points, an ISO range of 64 to 102400, 5-axis stabilisation and 4K video with 10-bit 4:2:2 output via HDMI. The continuous shooting speeds go up to 9fps and the camera includes a good number of extra features such as 4K time-lapse and focus bracketing. The camera has a high resolution EVF and an excellent touch screen. It records to a single XQD card.
The Fujifilm X-T3 is currently one of the most advanced APS-C cameras on the market. It introduces the fourth generation X-Trans CMOS sensor with 26.1MP and features advanced video functionalities including 4K video recording at 50/60p 10-bit, 20fps (or 30fps in crop mode) continuous shooting speeds with a blackout-free live view using the electronic shutter and many other things. It has one of the best autofocus systems on the market and a retro design that makes it very user-friendly.