Is it design of new GX?

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Questions thread
jhinkey Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: Is it design of new GX?

FrankS009 wrote:

Having handled it in the store, the E-M5 did not suit me. Panasonic bodies and ergonomics are better, at least for me. Therefore the new camera will add something to the EM5 by that important criterion alone whatever other advantages it might have.

Is a tilting EV useless? I have never used one, but it seems a good idea.

Your final remark that "Most people who were interested in a good full-featured m43 camera have bought E-M5 a year or more ago." makes a lot of unwarranted assumptions to say the least. I for one am interested in a good full-featured m4/3rds camera, chose not to buy the EM5, and plan to buy the GX7 instead if it is as rumoured. Nor would those who bought the GH3 agree with you, for example. There are different m4/3rd models that are full featured, both Panasonic and Olympus, that members of this forum may have purchased. Some like myself are waiting for the GX7.

To each his or her own. I take it that you did buy a EM5 and I hope you enjoy it.


I am one of those folks looking for a good full-featured m43 camera who did not buy the E-M5 because:

- No built-in flash (a must for me)

- Terrible ergonomics/terrible menu system

- Not the greatest video

I bought a GH-2 instead and have been very happy thus far - I will likely get the GX7 as it appears to have all the features, save the flip out screen and native multi-aspect sensor (both are nice to haves), that I'm looking for with hopefully a much better sensor the the one that the GH-2 has (which is actually very good for most of my uses).

I have a D800 + plethora of Nikkor glass, but I see this big heavy FX system becoming more of a low light/landscape/special occasion setup while my m43 system being more of a day-to-day and compact/light weight system when size/weight is critical.

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