Are GX1 and GF5 cases interchangeable?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by eljay, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    I am looking at buying a case for my GX1 with 20mm mounted.
    The official Panasonic case for GX1 is DMW-CG13K.
    My question is whether a case designed for GF5 (DMW-CG10K) would fit the GX1 as well.

    Dimensions of each case:
    DMW-CG13K: (W x H x D) 125 x 95 x 85mm
    DMW-CG10K: (W x H x D) 130 x 105 x 85mm

    The dimensions are actually puzzling because the GX1 case is smaller, yet GX1 is larger than GF5:
    GF5: 107.7 x 66.6 x 36.8 mm
    GX1: 116.3 x 67.8 x 39.4 mm

    Has anyone used the case of either camera with the other camera? Any fitment issues?

    Thank you.
     
  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Having handled both cameras I'd be sort of shocked to find a case which could be interchangeable between the two.

    sent with my phone...please excuse the typos
     
  3. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Thanks, I just find it strange that the two cases, which look identical, have dimensions exactly opposite to what one would expect given that GF5 is a smaller camera.
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I agree that's strange. Makes me think that the case measurements are likely inaccurate.