Why does the forum shoot the em-1 and not gx7?

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tgutgu
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Re: Olympus has been in quality cameras much longer than Panasonic
In reply to Tom Axford, 7 months ago

Tom Axford wrote:

Cane wrote:

These two m4/3 cameras seem like the two heavyweight rivals from Olymponic, yet the forum get 10 times the talk and traffic regarding the em-1. Why?

An interesting point. Olympus cameras in general account for more talk on the forum than Panasonic cameras. I rather doubt that differences in the number of sales can account for this, but I haven't seen the figures.

If you ask dealers or look at sales statistics, Panasonic mirrorless sales is behind Olympus. Therefore Panasonic reevaluates its m4/3 strategy, i.e. abandones the GF concept.

My own guess is that there are a lot more photographers emotionally attached to Olympus than there are to Panasonic. The reasons for this are largely historical: Olympus made film cameras that were well loved and they acquired a dedicated band of followers soon after the introduction of the first Olympus SLR in the 1970s.

My impression is that some (many?) current contributors to this forum have also used Olympus film cameras before they switched to digital. On the other hand, Panasonic never made film cameras as far as I am aware and have only been making digital ILCs for about 5 years (?), much less time to acquire a dedicated following.

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