A week or so after getting a used GX7, I noticed a large black mark near the bottom rear corner that I'm pretty sure was not there when I bought it. Since my focus in inspecting it was on other things like the sensor for dust and marks, flash, top plate and bottom plate, LCD and EVF and things like shutter actuations at high speeds so I may have overlooked it at first. On closer inspection of the affected area, I notice it was quite a deep scratch of the silver body paint revealing the black underneath. The area around it seemed fine. Yesterday I took it out and I noticed a few more scruff marks around the scratch, so I was thinking it may have been from sliding it in and out of the camera holster, which is a generic one made of nylon in and out. I couldn't find any hard spots on the inside of the bag or places that the zippers would make contact with the affected area. I've also never had issues with the nylon bag scratching up my E-m5 or E-m10 which I used with this bag extensively. Today I took it out again and noticed the part with the new scruff marks had gotten scratched even more and there was one black mark like a pinpoint area what had scratched through the paint. I had another look and thought it might be the plastic fasteners for the strap, which happened to be lined up around the same place. There's no way they could have pressed against the camera while in the bag since I keep the strap sticking out when stored in the bag. I'm also very careful with handling and I can't remember any instance, the fasteners made contact with the affected area. Other parts of the camera where they came into contact with, like the sides, don't show any marks at all and I highly doubt light contact would cause scratches or even marks in this location on the camera body. Still, I adjusted them so they are now further away. There's always the chance they were already there and maybe the first owner or shop staff covered it up with a silver pen, which is fine by me. The scratches don't really bother me, I bought it used and it's not like they will have a big impact on the resale value of a three year old parallel import model. What annoys me is not being sure exactly on what caused the scratches to appear. Has anyone had similar experience with scratches easily appearing on their GX7 or heard of similar issues? I've never read anything about the paint or finish coming off easily like what I had with my E-m5 chipping and read about with other Oly bodies. Here's the first scratch. The other scratch and scuff marks happened after I took this pic the lower right of the original scratch. The scruff marks are light and sort of look white, the scratches are deep and reveal the black base of the camera. You can see how the area affected is not on the bottom or bottom corner or any area that sticks out so it's difficult to imagine how something could scratch this area only and not the rest of the body.