FS: Panasonic GM5, $175 (broken rear dial)

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FS: Panasonic GM5, $175 (broken rear dial)

Panasonic GM5, body only, including everything in the original box except the 12-32, but including extra (genuine Panasonic) battery. Rear dial does not work (specifically, turning it does nothing, but pressing it still registers).

With a nonfunctioning dial, I frankly don't know how to price this. I'll start at $175 plus shipping. Will ship in original packaging.

My thread on the DP Review M43 forum about the dial problem is here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4150329. In the thread is Panasonic's repair estimate. (I sent it to McAllen TX but decided not to fix it.)

The camera is entirely usable without the dial, just not as convenient. All adjustments can be made on the touch screen, which I have been doing for several years. The remote phone app works too.

I'm not selling because of the broken dial. Even before it happened, I never bonded with this camera. Just too small for my taste. It's so beautiful, though, I've never been able to let it go. 

Other suggestions:
1. Use P mode, letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed.
2. Use a Panasonic lens with an aperture ring, e.g. the PL 15mm.
4. Replace the dial yourself, per this thread: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62929412 (This does not cover replacing the main PCB, which Panasonic's estimate included for my camera.)


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