comparison: GX7, E-P5, NEX6, X-E1

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
MichaelKJ Veteran Member • Posts: 3,466
Re: Why the GX7 has that nice large grip

sderdiarian wrote:

MichaelKJ wrote:

I fail to understand how the comparable body sizes of the cameras that the OP compared proves anything about IQ or DOF.

It was never intended to, nor was it stated to. The cameras included in the posted comparison compete as rangefinder style bodies with 16MP sensors in a roughly similar price class, and the images were meant to simply represent an appearance comparison. Others then took the ball and ran with it (no surprise there).

I was responding to TrapperJohn's comment, not your OP.  I apologize for not making that clear.

Back to the GX7, some complain it's grip is outsized to the camera. I feel otherwise, it's clearly intended to improve the functionality of the camera with a full range of mFT lenses. Take a look at it with the larger/heavier (by mFT terms, that is!) 12-35mm and 35-100mm zooms. I can imagine how nicely this body will balance with them, along with smaller delights like the Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4:

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Sailin' Steve

I also like the looks of the grip.

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