Consumer Reports rates Panasonic GX7 top mirrorless camera

Started Apr 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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dougjgreen1 OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,317
Re: Consumer Reports rates Panasonic GX7 top mirrorless camera

LMNCT wrote:

I remember the Leica CL being rated lower than a Kodak (model escapes me) because the Leica was more expensive and the Kodak could record and image. I laughed when I read it then...and although I am very fond of my GX7, I have no idea of how it stacks up for someone else. We all want different things from the tools that we use and therefore it is impossible for anyone to make a judgement for us.

It wasn't.  The Leica CL was rated lower than the Konica Auto S-2, the Minolta HiMatic 7s, and the Olympus 35 SP.   Nowadays, all of those cameras are regarded as classics.

They downgraded the CL because it was expensive, and not any better than the above.  I've owned the Konica and the Olympus, and they ARE better for 95% of all photographers than the CL is.  The ONLY reason to buy the CL is to use it with uber-expensive interchangeable Leica lenses.

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