GX1 vs E-PL5

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
astonehouse
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Re: GX1 vs E-PL5
In reply to Mike Norris, Jan 10, 2013

I've got a G3, GF3 and GX1. Haven't used an EPL5 but used the EPL3. The GX1 is my favourite camera and in terms of build quality and usability - much nicer than the EPL3.

I'm not sure if the EPL5 offers a better build and experience over the EPL3 but I suspect it will produce better (or equal) images to any other ยต43 camera.

The GX1 isn't great at low light but can handle itself up to 1600 ISO pretty well; the auto white balance and noise once you go above that starts to create odd looking images.

The GX1 is probably considerably less than an EPL5. If you don't have any low light lens I'd suggest pairing the GX1 with one of them - probably work out roughly the same as buying the EPL5 with kit lens?

If you've already got a selection of lenses then I guess the best thing to do is try them both out in store. If low light image quality is your priority then the EPL5 is no doubt the best decision.

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