GX7 doesn't feel as solid as GF1

Started Dec 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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New Daddy
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GX7 doesn't feel as solid as GF1

Ever since I got my GX7, I've been in love with it. It ticks almost all the boxes that were not filled by my previous Panasonic m4/3.

Then, just today, I was sorting through my camera drawer and happened to take a good look at GF1. Boy, that is a really awesome-looking camera. And the build - it feels far more solid that GX7! Everyone says how GX7 is the rightful heir to GF1, but I don't know. GX7 has lots of bells and whistles, but its body looks more plasticky. (I tapped my finger on the chassis of each, and while GF1 definitely sounds like metal, I'm not sure about GX7. It may be plastic.) If Panasonic skimped on the material purely to save cost, it will be a shame.

Speaking of which, how does Olympus E-P5 feel, build-wise? More metal like GF1 or more plasticky like GX7?

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