GX7 Quality Not Receiving Good Reviews.

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by BobBill, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    When I heard this product was being made in China, I shuddered, and now it seems the product is lacking buildwyze, though it may function well...and what about the manufacturing conditions? I will stick with the Oly EP-3, goofy menu etc for the money-edited for clarification.
  2. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    So, go ahead and actually read what you just wrote. The edit function will do you well young BobBill, it will do you well.
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  3. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Where do we begin? Facts apparently do not come into the picture here? As far as China goes, most companies would be thrilled to have products with the reputation for quality that Apple's China-made products enjoy. Would you rather have a D800 (Japan) or D600 (Thailand), both of which have been plagued with problems? :rolleyes:
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    You do realize that the E-P3 (and indeed all Olympus bodies at this point) are also made in China?
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  5. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Not just bodies... I think all the lenses as well.
  6. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 19, 2012

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  7. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    Actually a lot of panasonic models are made in Japan, don't know about the GX7, but I used to hear that Panasonic is moving some production out of Japan so this may be it. however don't worry about Chinese-made, we have a lot of cheap stuffs with bad quality in China but that only means there's such demand, which GX7 certainly is not.
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  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Perfect! :thumbup:
  9. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    Actually I did not. But what I have read about shoddy assembly etc has put me off somewhat...and now that I looked at the body bottom I see China is maker, I have Lumix lens on it and mistook that made in Japan for the whole rig...mea culpa, but still does not expunge the complaints I read about the 7's build quality. My orig 14-43 metal flanged Oly is also Nippon.

    I really do not care about source, but the untoward comments I read put me off, as I noted.

    And thanks, I figure all y'all would put me straight.
  10. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    Okay. Shoot me!
  11. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I am big on buying from companies that manufacture themselves, in their home countries. That said, my E-M5 was made in China and my currently-most-lusted-after camera, the Sony A7R, sounds as if it will be made in Thailand.

    Oh yeah, and the dials haven't fallen off my OM-D yet! :biggrin:
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  12. The GX7 that I handled last night felt like a good quality piece of kit and was well put together. From a design (not manufacturing) point of view, the thing that didn't feel quite right about it was totally different tactile feel between the front (upper) and rear control dials.
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  13. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    What exactly have you read?

  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
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  15. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I'm not sure about that - the 12/2 was made in Japan (not sure if it still is) and I believe the 12-40/2.8 will be too.
  16. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    All my Panasonic Lenses are Japan made. Not that I'm worried about it :smile:.
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  17. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
  18. khollister

    khollister Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    OP has bad info - my US purchased GX7 is labeled "Made in Japan" on the bottom. And I think the quality of assembly is just as good as anything Olympus puts out.

    I also think to universally condemn "made in China" as crap is also unfair. While I will be the first to state I refuse to purchase foodstuffs sourced in China due to lax health standards and numerous contamination episodes (the latest is some China sourced jerky treats killing 600 dogs), I do not hesitate to purchase things like B&W loudspeakers, Nikon or Olympus cameras/lenses or Apple computers where the parent company sets standards. The problem isn't the ability or skill of Chinese workers, but the ethics and philosophy of the parent company. There's examples of crappy products being made in Japan and the US, too.
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  19. Mr. Scruples

    Mr. Scruples Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 21, 2013
    My G7 body says "Made in Japan" on the bottom as well, but the 14-42 kit lens says "Made in China".. maybe that's what the OP is referring to?
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  20. niclashill

    niclashill Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2012

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