I'm really looking forward to the release date of the new mark ii D-1. Have seen the reviews, watched the Fotokina announcement and am more convinced that ever that this will become my "flagship" m43 camera for the foreseeable future. Tomorrow I'll be spending the day at the Vistek Photoshow in Toronto doing some final hands on appraisals of the Oly, Panny and Fuji entries in the mirrorless market but I'm pretty much ready to go with the new Oly. However, I'm getting the feeling that it won't be available until 2017? I just went through a weekend where I was without a camera... at my oldest son's wedding. I resorted to an old iPhone4 and will have to see what my wife's P&S as well as other shooters captured as my FF Nikon is pretty much toast for now, and has been since the Spring. Being without a camera for another 3 - 4 months does not sit well with me so my question is... Is there another Oly offering that will provide me with the same quality of shot, the same compactness for travel and the ability to use the same lens once the D-1 Mii is released? I want to get familiar with the Oly shooting menu as much as possible before my next trip (August 2017) but want time to play with it in current seasonal conditions. i.e. from those presently using the Pen-F... would this get me comfortable with the Oly sufficient that by the time August comes along I won't be fumbling around in the menu system when I'd rather be using that time to compose the shot? Reason I'm asking is because they always have some pretty good deals on equipment at this show and I'm not adverse to picking up my "2nd" camera first if the price and "packaged (hopefully) Pro) lens is right.