Any opinions on the GM5? GM5 or E-PL5/6/7/E-P5 + VF4?

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tobicy68 Contributing Member • Posts: 511
Any opinions on the GM5? GM5 or E-PL5/6/7/E-P5 + VF4?

An interchangable lens camera that compact with a viewfinder is just a dream come true. But once I saw the resolution being only 1,166,000 I have doubts on whether I can tolerate with this resolution. Even the RX100 III has higher resolution than this. I have used the Sony A3000 before and the EVF is just a nightmare, but given it's price it's a fair trade.

But from what I heard the GM5 won't be cheap given pre-order price is almost $900 on Amazon 0.o . A 2nd hand E-PL5/6 is currently at low price due to the release of E-PL7 and pressure of E-M5 being so cheap.Will going for E-PL5/6 + VF4 a better choice than the GM5 given the current price? You will lose some compactness and light weight but you get 3-axis stabilization, a much better EVF, and a lot cheaper! Even the E-P5 + VF4 2nd hand will be cheaper than the GM5. It's bigger and heavier, but you get 5-axis stabilization and much better EVF (2,360,000 pixels similar to the E-M1).

Ideas & opinions?

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