Anyone switch from G/GH camera to GX1 or smaller PEN?

Started Nov 27, 2012 | Questions thread
brentbrent Senior Member • Posts: 2,681
Re: Anyone switch from G/GH camera to GX1 or smaller PEN?

I've just skimmed this thread, but one other benefit of the EVF that I didn't see mentioned is the diopter adjustment.  If you are a bit long in the tooth, as I am, it's nice to get a clear view of what you are shooting without putting reading glasses on.

My original foray into MFT was with a used GF1, which I bought with the original EVF.  The resolution of that EVF was much lower, and I sold it, using the GF1 solely with the LCD.

Later I sold the GF1 and bought the GX1 (a big improvement) and again used it solely with the LCD.  Then I purchased the new EVF, and now it is usually on the camera.  I like that I can take it off if needed and put the camera in a jacket pocket, but I find that doesn't happen too often anymore.

Is the EVF essential?  I'd have to say no, because I used both cameras for quite a while without one.  But once you start using the newer EVF, it's hard to take it off.

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