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Pictures of GX1 side by side with E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Vulpix, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Bonus pictures side by side comparison with the GX1.

    I have to say I hate how the strap eyelet on the E-M5 interferes with my index finger when attempting to hit the shutter button. Other that, it's been swell.
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  2. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Nice photos.

    A plain table or textile would've highlighted the cameras more. Just a thought.
  3. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    I didn't have time to do that, and the XZ-1 I was snapping with was due to go to a new owner. :( 
  4. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    I really dislike the hump on the E-M5. I still love the look of the GX1. :)  Both awesome cameras anyway.
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  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    So what's your assessment between the two cameras? How do the images compare?
  6. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Well the first thing I noticed in my own unscientific tests is the Olympus in-camera JPG having better and more accurate colors compared to the Panasonic. :tongue:
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  7. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    The GX1's design is more cleaner and looks more solid (boxy) which I like.

    The old school slr look of the E-M5 is also what I like.

    The hump on the E-M5 is fine with me (built in EVF is good).
    Add an external VF to the GX1 then compare the look again.
  8. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Too late though, I do have the EVF for the GX1, but I don't have a camera to take both anymore.
  9. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    a mobile phone perhaps? :wink:
  10. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Jeez, that 12-50mm is BIG...... better get my hacksaw ready.....
  11. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Self-portrait in the mirror.
  12. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The 12-50 isn't big, it's just that the E-M5 is small! It's in between the size of an E-P3 and an E-PM1. I played with the E-M5 yesterday and thought it looked like a toy DSLR!
  13. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Wow. The D is way smaller than I thought it would be. So why is the GX1 so big.
  14. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    The EM-5 is ridiculously compact for what it is. Much more revealing with these user shots than the projected comparisons that are floating around the web.

    It just comes to show how pronounced lines can really exxagerate the size of a camera. It almost makes the GX1 and EP3 looks like bricks.
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    There is a lens release just to the left of the lens mount. Put that hacksaw away. :cool: 
  16. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Dear god someone is going to kill me for doing this.
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  17. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Well, it is interesting to see how well the 14-42X fits the GX1 compared to the E-M5. The hump really does make all the difference.

  18. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Is it tragic if the IBIS works better than the OIS built into the 14-42X? :( 
  19. montaggio

    montaggio Mu-43 Regular

    For me, I'm pretty sure the grip will be a given.
  20. bongestrella

    bongestrella Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I would say it is actually expected.
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