Olympus vs Panasonic build quality?

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Alex Ethridge
Alex Ethridge Senior Member • Posts: 2,462
Olympus vs Panasonic build quality?

I own and use both brands so I might could be called "fanboy" of m43 but not of any particular brand so I'm not here to knock or criticize a brand.

I read from time to time here, complaints of failures related to body build quality and it seems to me like it is always Olympus that people are complaining about, things like lugs falling off, dial failures, loose doors, rubber grips peeling away and so on.

It seems (emphasis on seems) to me like I never or almost never read about body build failures on Lumix.  Frankly, I cannot at present recall reading here about such a Lumix failure, although I'm sure there must have been at least some.  I just can't recall any at present.

So what gives?  Is my mind/memory playing tricks on me?  Is it that Olympus sells many multiple times more cameras?  Or are they just more prone to have these failures than Lumix?

Comments appreciated but please understand I'm not wanting to start a war of words.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Nikon D800E Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M5 II Panasonic GH5 +15 more
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