E-M5 + 12-50 kit vs GX1 + 12-35 2.8

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions
alffastar
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E-M5 + 12-50 kit vs GX1 + 12-35 2.8
Sep 26, 2012

I just sold fuji X100 - my only camera for 1,5 years. However, it lacked a couple of important for me things - any kind of focus during video and portrait lengths. So, I am deffinitely jumping micro 43.

I have deffinitely decided on 20mm and 45mm. I have max. 1500$ left to spend. So it is either E-M5 + 12-50 kit or GX1 + 12-35 2.8.

Generally, E-M5 has absolutely everything I would need now or in the next years - good high ISO, stabilisation with every lens incl. when shootin video, VF, swivel screen etc. On the other hand, the 12-35 2.8 is a dream lens and I can see very nice shots posted online. Now, I can't neither judge the diffrences between e-m5 and gx1 in full as I never used neither of them, not can I decide deffinitely on the 12-35...
What are your opinins

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ispress
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Re: E-M5 + 12-50 kit vs GX1 + 12-35 2.8
In reply to alffastar, Sep 26, 2012

If you don't need the extra features of the E-M5 (EVF, IBIS, weather sealing, etc) then I would buy the GX1 with the premium glass. You will probably upgrade your body within the next couple of years no matter which one you buy, but the glass will retain its usefulness and value.

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DavidHH
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Re: E-M5 + 12-50 kit vs GX1 + 12-35 2.8
In reply to ispress, Sep 26, 2012

I agree with you totally.

Also, I think the GX1 definetly represents better "value" right now with the current pricing i.e. I think you are getting more for your money.

The E-M5 is a great camera but as previously stated you can always upgrade the body at a later date.

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If you don't need the extra features of the E-M5 (EVF, IBIS, weather sealing, etc) then I would buy the GX1 with the premium glass. You will probably upgrade your body within the next couple of years no matter which one you buy, but the glass will retain its usefulness and value.

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