Apologies if i am missing the point but not quite understanding what the problem is with IQ of your GM1Hi,
Having a tough time upgrading my camera, my needs seem to be quite niche.
I currently have a Panosonic Lumix GM1. It's perfect, small and concise. However, I feel like the shots could do with a better quality image.
As such, my only need to upgrade is chasing that pin sharp image.
I appreciate I will have to get a slightly larger camera (and sensor) to get that.
The problem is, every review looks into video too and is very vlog centric. To be honest, I won't touch the video function so that doesn't really apply.
The dream would be a Leica Q2, but funds don't allow, so looking at ~£1k budget and it needs to be small form and produce top quality photos.
Currently looking at:
Canon EOS M6 MK2
Sony A7-C (definitely too expensive and maybe too big)
Sony A6600 (is it better than the Canon for image quality though? 24mb vs 32mb)
OK you are looking for a pin sharp image and a budget of 1k.
Does that mean that with your GM1 near base ISO your images are actually soft ? or you are lacking resolution in terms of pixels?
If the former- what lens / lenses are you using ? You could try a pan 1.7/20 - either version if you are not using it already Very very sharp but slow AF and cheap.
EDIT - sorry - just seen that you have got one so presumably not giving the pin sharp IQ you want ?
If the latter then loads of good ideas suggested above - the only thing I would add within your budget for a very small form factor is a used rx100 - early version 24-70 EFL and no evf ( since you are not using one now ). I know it’s a 1 inch ( and the larger sensors are obviously “better” as you push iso but it’s a superb zeiss lens.
I don’t own one but I have a Nikon 1 J5 which has more or less the same Sony sensor and it is very very nice.
Can’t remember if anyone’s suggested a GR ?