GX7 - build & button stiffness (from P5 owner)

Started Nov 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Willing Contributing Member • Posts: 736
Re: GX7 - build & button stiffness (from P5 owner)

MT wrote:

Getting to know the GX7. Will run concurrently with Olympus EP5.

A quick question - I never thought I'd complain about wheels being too stiff but the GX7 is too stiff - especially the mode dial, but to a lesser degree also the front dial. Usable obviously but takes a lot of conscious effort and I'm not a weak guy...:) Does it get a bit looser after use?

I am brand agnostic but I have too say that the GX7 feels very plastic after the P5. Even the PL5 feels more solid. The P5 really has a luxurious built like a vault feel that is simply impeccable. Again, I am brand agnostic and this is not to criticize Pany as a whole - just that the GX7 feels plastic. The large grip does grip easier than the P5.



In general, Olympus builds more solid camera than Panasonic's and I don't know why!! I used to have the GF1, GH1, GH2 and now the G5 they all feel less solid or plastic than my E-M5. Actually, I don't see any problem cameras feel a little lighter or using more plastic materials. To my surprise, even the Fujifilm X-E2 costs $1000 and it feels so light and hollow and I couldn't stand it and returned it.


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