Selling my Oly E-M5 for Panasonic GM1 i'm I CRAZY?!

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personally, yes i think it's crazy :eek: but if it's what you want, then--- it's what you want... :tongue:
 

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Well I might be the only one that doesn't think it's crazy, if size and m43 format are your most important factors then it makes sense. Only you know what you need the camera for, and sounds like the features you won't have access to you won't miss.
 

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Here's a physical comparison of the RX100 and the GM1 with the 20mm the OP intends to mount exclusively: http://j.mp/NT9LOW

I don't see how the GM1 is going to be pants pocketable. If one is going to need a jacket pocket to carry the GM1, there would seem to be other alternatives such as the Ricoh GRD or the Olympus XZ2.
 

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Source? From what I've seen so far the GM1 is pretty much identical to the GX7 (with RAW files at least).
It mostly relates to heat and resulting noise. The GM1 has a lower DxO score (which may not mean much by itself), but Camera Labs notes that it is worse at long exposures due to heating in such a compact body. Some features were actually dropped from the GM1 due to overheating concerns.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_GM1/
 

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My friend has the RX100 and I have the Ricoh GR. He never uses the RX100 zoom at all. That makes the GR seem to be the better bet if you're happy fixed length as the sensor is bigger and the controls are better.

I've decided to use m43 (just got the EM10) for longer lengths when I need them, and the GR as the always in my pocket camera.
 

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Why not? I have three Olympus bodies (EM5, EP5, and EPM2) and I use EPM2 the most since it's the most pocketable out of the three.
I have the opposite philosophy most of the time. Either something is pocketable or it is not. If it is not pocketable I tend to prefer something a bit larger for better ergonomics. Like the e-p5 over e-pm2.
 

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It mostly relates to heat and resulting noise. The GM1 has a lower DxO score (which may not mean much by itself), but Camera Labs notes that it is worse at long exposures due to heating in such a compact body. Some features were actually dropped from the GM1 due to overheating concerns.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_GM1/
Ah, perhaps it's true for long exposures. I've not paid any attention to that, as it's not something that affects me.
 

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So, i had gotten my GM1 a few days ago and i love it!!! I was going to sell my OM-D but, decided to keep it. Why? If i do go to special events, i have more confidence using the OM-D than the GM1. Also, the fact that the camera has allot more physical features (OM-D) i can get the shot faster. I just sold a couple of lens to balance out the cost and i now have a daily shooter and a shooter for events.
 
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