GX1 50% price drop in under 10 months

Started Aug 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
brentbrent Senior Member • Posts: 2,833
Re: GX1 vs EP-3; G5 vs EM-5

sansbury wrote:

jennajenna wrote:

You can buy a viewfinder for the gx1 new for 159 us. it also tilts various positions.

Yeah, but that pretty much erases most of the price and size/shape difference between the GX-1 and E-M5.

Perhaps size and shape, except you can remove the LVF when you want a smaller form factor. As to price, the GX1 with kit zoom is $500, or $660 with the LVF. The EM-5 is $1,100 with kit zoom, right? That's $440 difference, hardly insignificant.

They're different cameras in several respects, with features that appeal to different folks, but the prices are very different too. Neither one is a bad choice, IMO. It's great to have both choices, to have this range of choices of bodies to go with a quiver of lenses that you build up.

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