Deciding to buy a GX7 over an E-M1

Started Dec 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Deciding to buy a GX7 over an E-M1
In reply to Ricky JJ, Dec 25, 2013

Ricky JJ wrote:

Hello!

This month I decided it's finally time to upgrade my GH2.
I was set to buy either the GX7 or the E-M1. I spent a few days pouring over reviews, and finally decided to buy the GX7.
This is what made me decide:
Bypassing the super hype for the E-M1, I couldn't find enough differences in IQ and features to justify the price difference. I payed $728 on the GX7 body, while the E-M1 was $1400. With the price difference, I was able to buy a nice lens (The Pana 25mm 1.4) and still have leftover money.

From what I gathered, the image quality and low light performance is pretty much the same. The E-M1 has in body stabilization (which the Gx7 also has, though not as good) and weather sealing, while the GX7 is more compact and does better video (something I value).

Am I wrong? Do you think I made a good decision?? I couldn't find anything that really justifies an almost 700 dollar price difference, and the GX7 still seems like an awesome camera for my needs!

Well, in the end, it really depends on what you need. No one but you yourself can justify that. As for me, I wanted a weather sealed body that will work with my 4/3 lenses (Which would cost the same as the price difference between the two camera. Also, the price different in my country is only about 300USD), and give a good AF performance. Also, the 5-axis IS is the key feature that I value alot. I shoot alot of street photography at lower shutter speeds like 1/15 down to 1/5, so the IS is very useful. Also, I like all the customisable buttons the E-M1 offers; really help make the processes much faster and easier.

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