|Don't trow away your small pots!|
Let me trace a parallel with two ex-pro analog cameras of a less recent time. Nikon use to offer pro F series modular cameras from the original model F to the autofocus F4 which was a very clever choice for photographers who want to have the flexibility of compactness and the option of adding a sport motorized vertical grip. Later on the manufacturer choose to offer the F5 monobloc model that use the same principle design and handling that we are seing today with the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Although I fully agree about the robustness and the "sport and nature" nature of the ergonomic of the E-M1X, it is certainly not what we can call a compact package.
|Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro|
Even in 2019, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is filling the gap between the specialized "sport and news" E-M1X model and the rest smaller Olympus mirrorless models. And it is a "pro" photo device designed to withstand adverse conditions and intensive use.
We have reached a certain "plateau" in the development of the digital photo equipment and the manufacturers tend to diversify their offer in specific different amateur and professional directions. Because of its specialized clientele, many new camera models will be more expensive compare to the ones introduced during the previous "flash" era of artificial mass photo consumer market. Now we are entering into a more mature one in which most photographers are more carefully considering their buying options before committing into a camera or lens model or an entire photo system.
If you like to do photography and you are looking for a proved compact pro option, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II may still be one of the finest offer over the market.