Thought I had it figured out with getting the Panasonic DMC LX100 to replace the Samsung. Then I started reading about the Panasonic GX8 or GX85, both of which are a little larger than the Samsung but still in the ball park as a possible replacement. Both are also a 4/3 so it has interchangeable lenses and I could use the lenses I have for the Olympus with it. That would mean that it could replace the Samsung and the Olympus for less than half the price of buying separate replacements.
I really like the ‘manual’ set up on the LX100. It is very much like using a film body with separate visible controls for aperture, shutter speed—the good old days as I remember them. The manual on the GX8 is pretty similar but more digital design—front ring for aperture and rear ring for shutter. Both are very usable without excessive menu use which with us old folks is always a plus. The menus on the Nikons are buried so many levels deep and I use some features so infrequently and then there are some that I do use frequently but seldom change that when I want to change can’t remember where to go. I waste a lot of time with menus.
Does anyone out there have experience with either of these two Panasonic cameras?