DPR GX7 review is up! Locked

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tgutgu
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Re: DPR GX7 review is up!
In reply to RickPick, Nov 7, 2013

RickPick wrote:

tgutgu wrote:

I don't know, why all the fuss about the silver award. The camera just did not make it to gold, and the view finder is one important reason for it. However, 79% does not mean that the GX7 is a bad camera!

Dpreview must make a cut somehow. To grant gold inflationary isn't a good think, because otherwise the gold award looses credibility. With such a view finder, a camera in this category simply should not get gold. The view finder is a central instrument of such a camera, so it deserves a high influence to the ranking.

Reviewing the gold awards, I think the GX7 fits very well in the scheme. It scored one point more than its competitor, the E-P5. Looks about right.

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Thomas

Hi Thomas, I agree with your points about the gold award, but in my own experience the EVF is very good. Have you tried one?

Rick

I have tried it of course. I think it is a better view finder than G6 or GH3 but not as good as E-M5 and a class below E-M1. I haven't noticed strong rainbow effect myself, but I wasn't too happy about the size of the view finder and the 16:9 aspect ratio.--

Thomas

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