Deciding to buy a GX7 over an E-M1

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neil holmes
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Re: Deciding to buy a GX7 over an E-M1
In reply to Ricky JJ, 11 months ago

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!

GX7 works for me.

Wonderful camera in just about all ways....its sensor may not be the best availble (compared to state of the art FF and apsc) but it is still far better than needed.

The GX7 does have its issues but I like it much more than my A7 for instance (the A7 IS a very nice camera too).     I suspect Iwill like the results from the A7 more in low light but for use with AF lenses the GX7 will be more for day to day use.....GX7 is also fun with fast Canon FD lenses.

The GX7 does af in much lower light than just about anything else.....pity the metering is the same as most others.

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