Why does the forum shoot the em-1 and not gx7?

Started Apr 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
alabaster Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
Re: Why does the forum shoot the em-1 and not gx7?

Cane wrote:

These two m4/3 cameras seem like the two heavyweight rivals from Olymponic, yet the forum get 10 times the talk and traffic regarding the em-1. Why?

Seems fairly easy to answer this question, and I haven't read the whole thread so it may have already been posted.

Olympus and Panasonic have positioned themselves slightly differently in the M43 market. Oly is the photograhers' camera and Pana is the videographers' camera. This site is mostly about photography.

That's not to say there isn't a large crossover with each brand, but it is a stated marketing aim of Olympus execs to focus on stills and not make M43 appear to be all about video. And then we have the Panasonic GH4 with pro grade video codecs and 4K, etc.

And then of course we have the Olympus OM heritage going back to circa 1978. Panasonic can't match the branding of Olympus in the stills photo market.

BTW your proposition is a bit skwewed - the Oly E-M1 goes up against the Pana GH3/4, not the GX7.

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