I’ve been following the micro-four thirds system for a while, and thought the new Olympus EP1 was as close to the ideal walk-around camera as one could get.
The compact, large sensor, good looking Olympus EP1
Until the Panasonic Lumix GF-1 came out last week. Looks very nice (though in a different way from the Olympus) and I’ve always been happy with my Lumix LX-2.
A very difficult choice between these two models. However, it wasn’t a hard choice at all for me to decide to ditch the APS-format SLR. Micro 4/3 represents the best balance among size, weight, image quality and extensibility currently available on the market. I think the micro-four thirds format is a much better fit than the traditional full-frame and APS formats for most amateur photographers, especially for those who do not have an expensive collection of legacy lenses and other accessories for the 35mm/APS-sized systems.