GX7 doesn't feel as solid as GF1

Started Dec 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
happypoppeye Veteran Member • Posts: 3,894
Re: GX7 doesn't feel as solid as GF1

New Daddy wrote:

Ever since I got my GX7, I've been in love with it. It ticks almost all the boxes that were not filled by my previous Panasonic m4/3.

Then, just today, I was sorting through my camera drawer and happened to take a good look at GF1. Boy, that is a really awesome-looking camera. And the build - it feels far more solid that GX7! Everyone says how GX7 is the rightful heir to GF1, but I don't know. GX7 has lots of bells and whistles, but its body looks more plasticky. (I tapped my finger on the chassis of each, and while GF1 definitely sounds like metal, I'm not sure about GX7. It may be plastic.) If Panasonic skimped on the material purely to save cost, it will be a shame.

Speaking of which, how does Olympus E-P5 feel, build-wise? More metal like GF1 or more plasticky like GX7?

The GF1 has top go down as one of the most prolific digital cameras ever produced. Still to this day people are still using it and producing spectacular results and honestly, it's really never been copied ...Panny tried, but for some reason the GF1 had the mojo that no other s have.

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