E-M1X Bird Detection AI Video

Earlier today I found a YouTube video which shows the E-M1X Bird Detection AI in action with a variety of subjects. Readers who enjoy bird photography may find this short video of interest.

As you watch the video you’ll witness the Olympus Bird Detection AI recognize a bird by drawing a white box around it. As the photographer half depresses the shutter on the E-M1X, Bird Detection AI then acquires focus on the head/eye of the bird. Then you’ll see some image pulsations as photographs are being captured.

I can hardly wait to update my E-M1X bodies on December 2 when this firmware update is available! My M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS should be arriving within the next few days.

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2 thoughts on “E-M1X Bird Detection AI Video”

  1. I was thinking about getting an E-M1X, but they are big and heavy. Won’t work with any of my bags that I have set up. They are bigger and heavier than the Canon cameras that I moved away from when I moved to Olympus. Sigh, I have a nice new E-M1 MkIII that is working so well, wish they would put the bird detection on it.

    1. Hi Reno,

      The E-M1X does weigh more than the E-M1 Mark III for sure. It really depends on one’s needs and preferences when it comes to camera bodies. I have large hands and I much prefer the size of the E-M1X as I find it far more comfortable to use, especially with lenses like the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8. I assume that you’ve had the opportunity to try out an E-M1X to experience the size/weight firsthand. If it just doesn’t work for you… it just doesn’t work.

      I don’t think that Bird Detection AI or any of the other AI Subject tracking will ever migrate to the E-M1 Mark III. My understanding is that this capability is not simply a firmware update issue. Subject Tracking AI needs dual processors to run. The TruePic IX processor in the E-M1 Mark III provides enough extra processing power to handle HHHR and Live ND but doesn’t have sufficient to handle Subject Tracking AI.


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