EM-5 and GX7 - Buyers Guide (please contribute)

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EM-5 and GX7 - Buyers Guide (please contribute)
Aug 19, 2013

The EM-5 is a proven excellent camera, and the GX7 looks like being one too. Both are available for a similar price and give similar image quality. Without trying to start a debate about which one is best, I thought it would be useful to list all the reasons someone might choose one over the other. I am sure to miss something, so please contribute and tell me what I missed or got wrong.

I am not going to comment on image quality as this is arguably fairly similar between cameras. I am not going to comment on rangefinder versus SLR styling either.

GX7
Larger viewfinder with more dots
Higher resolution screen
Tilting viewfinder
Focus peaking
Faster max shutter speed (1/18000 vs 1/4000)
Faster flash sync (1/320)
Built in flash
Wi-Fi/NFC

OM-D
5-Axis IBIS (more effective)
IBIS during video
Weather sealed
Better JPG engine (subjective?)
Slightly cheaper

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