GX8 and G9

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Gerry Siegel
Gerry Siegel Senior Member • Posts: 2,569
Re: GX8 and G9
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Valentinian wrote:

You're right - not the same battery

I enquired with B&H and they give me $354 credit for my perfect GX8, 3 batteries and two chargers vs. purchase of a new G9 (which therefore would cost me $ 644 at today listing)

now have to decide

The GX 8 was not a great seller.At least Really Right Stuff told me same when they had no plate for the Arca Swiss mount when I called. It was derided by DPR  as a Big Beast by the reviewer back then.

But it was and still is a great camera. I am getting a G9 but would not think of selling my GX8 body. Which has a different shape but its own advantages. One of which is a slimmer profile. I just really like the GX 8 and got one for a bargain price w warranty.

In any event, financials aside, I think you can handle a private sale and garner a better price if you go that route. The bigger battery will be a help since the GX 8 kind of eats battery power in my hands. Nonetheless, I say the GX 8 is a classic design. Tilting EVF for one reason. Has good build as well....think twice about taking that offer, even if it represents market value...Good luck and happy holidays.

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