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So DPReview asked their readers what the best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera of 2013 was, and they responded with an over-whelming vote for the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
The poll showed the Olympus OM-D E-M1 got 34.1% of the vote, and the next closest was the Sony a7R at 21% which is interesting because I would've put the Sony a7R over the Olympus E-M1.
Why you ask? Well, for two big reasons. The Sony a7R has a full frame sensor and does better video. Better image quality and better video quality. Done deal for me.
But there's more. The Sony a7 got only 10.3% of the vote, and for me, the Sony a7 wins over BOTH the Olympus E-M1 and the Sony a7R. It's full frame, does great video, and is a LOT cheaper than it's big a7R brother.
Wait though! Hold on a sec... there's another contender that I found disproportionately ranked in DPReview's reader poll. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 got only 6.8% of the vote, which I found strange because frankly, I'd rank it at least second, if not first place.
The Panasonic GX7 has everything I want in a camera. It's small and light. Has great image quality, and even better video quality. I love the lenses available to the M4/3 system, especially the Olympus 45mm f1.8 which is one of my favorite lenses of all time. To me, the Panasonic GX7 may be the perfect camera.
Which underlines a very important point. None of the rankings matter if the camera isn't the right one for you. Maybe the Fuji X-E2 is more your cup of tea. Maybe you agree with the poll and the Olympus E-M1 is the best mirrorless for you. Maybe you're like me and prefer the Panasonic GX7. Regardless, the important thing is to find the camera that fits best for you!