Is a GM5 the answer?

Started Oct 16, 2017 | Discussions thread
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RobbieBear Senior Member • Posts: 1,510
Is a GM5 the answer?

Hi guys

I had a Panasonic GM1, but eventually sold it as I never came to terms with the rear control dial which I found infuriating (sorry Tom, I tried!)

I replaced it with an Oly E-PL7, mainly for the top dial and IBIS (I convinced myself that lack of IBIS on the GM1 was an issue when in reality it wasn't).

However, although I prefer the handling of the E-PL7 in many ways, I do miss things about the GM1 - namely the size, the build (feel) and the silent shutter.

Looking back at my images I got just as many keepers from the GM1 as I do from the E-PL7.

So, is a used GM5 the answer?

I rarely used the built in flash on the GM1 but I would also say that I had few problems composing from the screen.  My issues were all about the wheel.

I still have the Panasonic 12-32 and 35-100 tiny zooms.

What do you think?


 RobbieBear's gear list:RobbieBear's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH OIS Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 +5 more
Olympus E-PL7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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