Around $1000 budget... Pana GX7 or OMD EM-10... Locked

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Trevor Carpenter
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Re: Around $1000 budget... Pana GX7 or OMD EM-10...

PINOYE90 wrote:

Currently have 7 yrs old Nikon D40 with kit lense 18-135mm...
The past year... i dont want to use it because its bulky/big/heavy...

Now... I have a go signal from wife to get new smaller camera...

I am researching/comparing the 2 cameras... i am lost... its like choosing between blonde or brunette...

My observation based on reading this forum for 1 week... GX7 is better camera than EM10... However, i like the black color of the EM10 and it looks like EM10 is cheaper...

Is it better to get the camera with the kit lense? or its better to just get the buy the camera body and get the separate lense... What lense should i get??? I actually prefer the pancake style lense... because its not bulky...

I would use the camera for some family vacations and sometimes taking sport pics for my kids...

Please note... i am not expert in photography... My old DSLR is 98% always in Auto...

Hopefully... the new camera will make me intersted in learning about digital photography... ISO/Apperture/shutterspeed and all that stuff

Thanks!

98% in auto, why even bother with an ILC camera.  Why not get yourself a good ultrazoom/P&S that has full controls and learn your craft on that and save a lot of money in the process.  You'll probably get better IQ than from a GX7 or EM10 given the way that you use it.  This is meant as constructive comment, I hope it reads like that.

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