Is it design of new GX?

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Questions thread
Hen3ry
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Re: Is it design of new GX?
In reply to FrankS009, Jul 14, 2013

FrankS009 wrote:

Having handled it in the store, the E-M5 did not suit me. Panasonic bodies and ergonomics are better, at least for me. Therefore the new camera will add something to the EM5 by that important criterion alone whatever other advantages it might have.

Exactly.

Is a tilting EV useless? I have never used one, but it seems a good idea.

No, it is pretty cool, actually, in just the same way as the tilting screen is useful -- you can get down for that low viewpoint shot much more easily andin many situations, the tilting EVF is much superior to the tilting screen.

I have both on my E-PL3 with VF-2. I use the VF-2 tilted much more than I use the screen tilted (and that is usually with the screen tilted down so I can take a high shot.

Your final remark that "Most people who were interested in a good full-featured m43 camera have bought E-M5 a year or more ago." makes a lot of unwarranted assumptions to say the least. I for one am interested in a good full-featured m4/3rds camera, chose not to buy the EM5, and plan to buy the GX7 instead if it is as rumoured. Nor would those who bought the GH3 agree with you, for example. There are different m4/3rd models that are full featured, both Panasonic and Olympus, that members of this forum may have purchased. Some like myself are waiting for the GX7.

Damn right. Full featured? What does "full featured" mean. For example, the EM5 doesn’t have a built-in flash. The E-P5 does so that's an acknowledgement by Oly that the EM5 design is compromised -- less than full featured.

To each his or her own. I take it that you did buy a EM5 and I hope you enjoy it.

What a masterfully restrained statement, Frank!

Cheers, geoff

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