panasonic gx7 or olympus e-m10 for a 1,000 budget?

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Advent1sam
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Re: panasonic gx7 or olympus e-m10 for a 1,000 budget?

jeffharris wrote:

Advent1sam wrote:

GX7 silent shutter is very addictive, it is an incredible differentiator from every other interchangeable lens camera, can be used anywhere? Add in twin axis is for non is primes and the incredible tilt evf and there is not much wrong with GX7.

Exactly. Silent Mode is a game changer. I can take shots virtually anywhere, unnoticed. The streamlined, hump less body of the GX7 makes it much more subtle and less noticeable, too.

For instance, my girlfriend and I were recently in Ghent, Belgium. We went to see Van Eijk's Ghent Altarpiece and I was itching to get some shots of it. Unfortunately, there were "No Photo" signs. Hmmpfh! Couple my GX7, Voigtländer 17.5mm @ f5.6, zone focus and my NYC stealth shooting techniques…

Van Eijk's Ghent Altarpiece … GX7 with Voigtländer 17.5mm in Silent Mode.

Other major differences between the GX7 and EM10 are the superior out-of-the-box handling, ergonomics and interface of the GX7. When I tried an EM10 it struck me as being way too small, with cramped controls. Even adding an external grip wouldn't help the control issues.

I took my EM-1 to Paris recently and was in a similar situation, but have no image to show ;(

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