I have a Panasonic GX1 with a 14-42 lens (the dearer one of the 2 they make and 28-84 in 35mm speak) which to be fair I have not given a fair go at using. I have had it 2 years and not done much with it.
The GX1 was bought after my wife got stunning pictures with a GF1 (earlier version of camera) and was intended to use where an SLR was impractical. I normally use a 5D Mk 3 with a 24-70 f2.8 lens and look for great image quality / sharpness.
I want to either persist with the GX1 or replace with a more familiar Canon compact. I have had a G5 and and G11 and loved their ease of use. I got the Panasonic due to the micro four thirds sensor and looking for greater image quality.
I am considering buying a G1X Mk II or a G7 X ....
Am I going to find these give me better image quality. I use the camera for travel, street photography and general use when out incl low light shots so the sensors ability is vital. 24mm at the wide end of the Canons is better than the 28mm of the Panasonic but what about the sensor generally ?
The bulk of the G1X Mk II worries me (same size as the Panasonic but twice as thick) but I guess the IQ would be better than the Panasonic. The G7X IQ concerns me versus the Panasonic but the size and range appeals, at 24mm-100mm - it is smaller than the Panny and has greater range.
I am torn between all three options - keep the Panny and learn it properly (best cost option definitely!) or go for one of the two newer Canons ....