So, that just happened. While I’ve not yet tried every single micro 4/3 camera, of those I have tried, the GX7 is still my favorite overall. Wonderful Image quality, discrete size yet comfortable ergonomics, IBIS, Tilting LCD and EVF, wonderfully functional and intuitive interface, silent mode, focus peaking, WiFi, manual control, good video options blah, blah, blah. It has been, quite possibly, my favorite camera I’ve shot with period, which is saying a lot. It is with me all the time, and will continue to be for some time yet. Because of the combination of size, quality and features, I literally bring it with me everyday because I don’t need anything else.
On top of the $300 discount that runs through this Saturday, you also get a $100 B&H Gift Card. Seriously?! While I’m in no way disappointed that I bought this camera at full price about a year ago as it has allowed me to shoot with it as long, a $400 incentive is nuts for this machine. Okay, maybe I’m a little disappointed, more jealous I guess :)
Check out the deals at B&H:
Panasonic GX7 Body only $698 (reg: $998) HERE
Panasonic GX7 + 14-42mm Kit $798 (reg: $1098) HERE in Silver
Panasonic GX7 + 14-42mm Kit $798 (reg: $1098) HERE in Black
There are rumors that the GX line has been discontinued, but I think those rumors are crap. I don’t however see them replacing this camera in the immediate future. I just think that they’re trying to spur sales. It shares the same, current sensor with the new GM5 (and GM1) and I’ve done some pretty extensive comparisons between it and the current Sony sensor in the EM5/et al. You can read more of my thoughts on the Lumix GX7 below if you’re interested.
GX7 – An Evolution Part 1
GX7 – An Evolution Part 2
GX7 vs EM5 – Battle for my affection Part 1
GX7 vs EM5 – Battle for my affection Part 2
GX7 vs EM5 – Battle for my affection Part 3
GX7 vs GM1 – Panasonic Battle
If you’ve been on the fence, or have been waiting to upgrade I think that this camera, at this price is the best value in the micro 4/3 landscape hands down right now.
Let me know if you have any specific questions as well. I have certainly answered more emails and inquiries about this camera that I have for any other up to this point, so please feel free to fire away.
Thanks all and happy shooting,