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

Started Apr 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
jalywol Veteran Member • Posts: 9,334
Re: Why does the forum shoot the em-1 and not gx7?

DMikey wrote:

I have to admit, having owned a Pana G3 and now the EM-1, I can't understand the claims of Panasonic having a superior menu system. I found the need to constantly dive into menus for changes, on the G3 to be a pain. It's possible to run the EM-1 almost entirely on controls, only rarely going into the menu system. About the only mirror less camera that beats it in that area is the XT-1, which is harder to run with the camera up to the eye. (it is much easier to just look at and know settings, however, and very tempting) I think the EM-1 might be a more familiar to older, film camera users, and the Panasonics more familiar to those used to digita,l and point and shoot users. Us old guys talk about it more, as we're adapting to new technology, and have to relate it to the old and/or toss out old ideas.

You do realize that the G3 was the single worst design of all of the Panasonics in terms of controls and accessibility?  None of their cameras now require menu diving, and all have programmable button functionality (including a brilliantly implemented touch screen fn button setup in even the diminutive GM1).

You might be surprised if you tried one of the current gen cameras.  The GX7 is just terrific in terms of programmability and direct access to functions....


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