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GX85 or Oly em-d em10?
Old 11-12-2016   #1
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GX85 or Oly em-d em10?

I'm considering one of these cameras. I shoot primarily film, but would like to have a digital for color snapshots and for reference for painting.

Also, since the demise of nearly all slide film except 100 asa, I've been cosidering trying out digital for color.

My wife has an Oly E-pl7, and I use it sometimes, so I'm familiar with it a bit (more than her, actually, lol). I'm not familiar at all with the Panny's.

I need something that is relatively small and is decent in low light. I also want a viewfinder.

Just wondering how these two stack up against one another.

Any comments are welcomed.

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I find the GX85 a far more enjoyable camera than my previous m43 camera the OM-D EM5.
The Panasonic is more photographer friendly - the focus peaking and zebra stripes for over exposure work easily and well. The ultra fast AF, IBIS and 4k video outstanding.
I'm also more comfortable with the rangefinder style eyepiece positioning vs the dSLR central location.
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Buy an LX100 and forget about it.
I've considered it. The reported purple cast when shooting towards light freaked me out a bit, I'd really like image stabilization, and I'm afraid that Panasonic is going to upgrade it very soon.

Plus, no interchangeable lenses and no built in flash.
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I find the GX85 a far more enjoyable camera than my previous m43 camera the OM-D EM5.
The Panasonic is more photographer friendly - the focus peaking and zebra stripes for over exposure work easily and well. The ultra fast AF, IBIS and 4k video outstanding.
I'm also more comfortable with the rangefinder style eyepiece positioning vs the dSLR central location.
Thanks for the input. I, as well as you, like the the eye piece positioning. I really don't need or want video, so that isn't a factor.

How's the viewfinder in the GX85? I've read that it's not all that great, but haven't gotten to look through it yet.
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How's the viewfinder in the GX85? I've read that it's not all that great, but haven't gotten to look through it yet.
The EVF is small but bright and clear.
I've never noticed any color tearing or lag.
The main compromise is the eye-point, which like a Leica M film camera is very close - if you move you eye too far off center things start to blur.
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