Consumer Reports rates Panasonic GX7 top mirrorless camera

Started Apr 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
gregbartgis Regular Member • Posts: 262
Re: Consumer Reports rates Panasonic GX7 top mirrorless camera

I'm in complete agreement. They rate cameras based on things like the bells and whistles features and PRICE, PRICE, PRICE. Never anything comparing durability, quality of build, handling - the things that really set the camera apart and make it worth the price you pay. I remember how they panned the Leicaflex SL2 in the seventies when it had just come out. I think they were just prejudiced against Leica because only "wealthy elites" could afford it. They wouldn't dare compare the camera to anything else simply based on quality and durability. It was an expensive (at the time) camera and lacked a lot of convenient features. Spare, elegant and having some of the best glass available at the time. If it costs over a certain percentage of the average household budget they seem to automatically dismiss it as overpriced.

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The elimination of the mirror has introduced a new concept into the interchangeable lens digital camera market - compactness (kind of like what happened when Oscar Barnack created the Leica).

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