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GF1 or E-P1 - Sensible vs Beauty !

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by JaFFa, 12 Nov 2010.

  1. JaFFa


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: London

    As title really, I've seen the gf1 for about 400 with lens and the e-p1 for 325 with lens.

    The Gf-1 is supposedly superior ? But the E-P1 is so damn pretty! Does any one have an experience with them they can share to help me make up my mind ?

  2. sid


    Joined: 9 Feb 2003

    Posts: 5,181

    Location: London

    GF1 with the 20mm is a very very good combo, I don't think the EP1 can match it

    The focus speed will surprised you as well and thats from a 1d user
  3. diverse180

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,507

    Out of the two, I'd definitely choose the GF1.

    As sid mentioned, the focusing speed of the GF1 is very snappy and the build quality is far superior than the E-P1 (The E-P1 feels rather plasticy and cheap, especially some of the control dials).

    The GF1 is a solid little camera, and after using both the E-P1 and the GF1 while I was in Singapore I'd definitely take the GF1 (especially with the 20mm).

    If possible though, handle both and then make your own decision :)
  4. sketch145


    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

    Posts: 577

    As the owner of an E-P1, I'd say the GF1 is probably a better camera, it's definitely got an edge in autofocus speed and I also found the screen to be clearer. The reason I bought the E-P1 was mainly because I got it for £250 with the kit lens, which was almost half the price of the GF1 at the time. I also tend to use it with my old legacy lenses so autofocus speed doesn't bother me (and I get the benefit of image stabilisation at f1.4 :D). And as you say, it's very pretty...

    I definitely wouldn't agree that the EP-1 feels plasticy and cheap though, especially since much of the body is metal, perhaps there's some confusion with the E-PL1?
  5. JaFFa


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: London

    Cheers guys, thought that may be the general consensus.