Why?I think that the GF5 has suffered because of how early after the initial release the GX1 with more controls, features, hotshoe, and newer, higher resolution sensor went to bargain basement territory (in the USA, anyway).
Wise move mate and I always thought it would marry well with the PL25 - the GF1 certainly did!I don't know the answer to that, but I'm glad it did, lol. I bought one after "the fall".
That all makes sense. But, at the bargain basement prices it's still a heck of a camera. I love mine and it's a good complement to my G5. I've gone DOWN in the camera hierarchy lately and enjoying photography more. Go figure.I think there were a number of factors in the drop in retail value of the GX1:
- It seems to be a common practise for Panasonic to drop the price of their low to mid-range cameras from hero to zero reasonably quickly
- At release it was priced well above the G3 which had an eye-level viewfinder and articulated screen, albeit the GX1 probably has a nicer build
- The E-M5 stole a lot of the Micro 4/3 thunder not long after it's release, and the E-PL5 and E-PM2 (with the E-M5 sensor) put more pressure on the GX1 at the lower end of the market
- It probably should have had the GH2 sensor rather than the one from the G3
Yeah, but even after you look really hard at at the E-M5, you end up with one hell of a camera.Wise move mate and I always thought it would marry well with the PL25 - the GF1 certainly did!
I reckon the OMD might the culprit here! There's a little too much of the "Look at me, Look at me!" about it.
Got to say I've seen some amazing images come out of this little Oly's innards. I, like many, had fallen for the spell of the OMD's good looks, but just didn't like the feel of it in hand.Yeah, but even after you look really hard at at the E-M5, you end up with one hell of a camera.
I understand perfectly. For me the feel is perfect, the controls are natural (once customized to my liking), and it's the best digital shooter I have. In fact it's the first digital camera I was able to say that about. But these things are very personal. Right now, if the E-PM2 gets too "fiddly" feeling for me, I'll give up on tiny bodies and get a second E-M5. At the moment, thought, The mini with the Panasonic 14-42 power zoom pancake or the bodycap lens is a lot of fun.Got to say I've seen some amazing images come out of this little Oly's innards. I, like many, had fallen for the spell of the OMD's good looks, but just didn't like the feel of it in hand.
Honestly 'feel' is now ranked in my top three prerequisites for a camera purchase - 'looks' have dropped out of the top ten...still a sucker for 'charm' though which sits at about no. 8 Hey, what can I say I've matured....and my eyesight is failing.