After having a disappointing experience with an E-PL2 in June, culminating in the company from which I bought it - Camerabox - going into liquidation before I received a refund or exchange, I decided to wait before purchasing a replacement until the new models were out. Before the third generation, the choice between the E-P2 and E-PL2 was easy: the PL2 was both better and cheaper than the P2, so there was no point in considering its more expensive cousin. Now, the choice is less clear. I want a reasonably small and light camera, but testing the E-P3 and E-PL3 in a shop (the London Camera Exchange on the Strand - the staff are very helpful there), both seem small and light enough for my purposes, and the E-P3 is easier to hold (although I understand that there are grips available for the E-PL3). I want to use the camera for a variety of purposes, from holiday photographs to parties to more artistic shots, and value image quality. I also like taking photographs in low light without having to use a flash, and am attracted by the well-renowned 20mm f/1.7 lens, which I should like to acquire one day. I also have a number of older manual Canon FD lenses (and an adapter for them to Micro Four Thirds that I obtained for the ill-fated E-PL2), which I should like to be able to use, and also a rather nice Pentax M42 screw thread 135mm f/3.5 (and an adapter for that, too) that I should also like to be able to use with it, although I don't plan on carrying those lenses around all of the time. I had read that the E-P3's OLED screen had poorer colour rendition than the E-PL3's LCD screen, although was brighter and of higher resolution. When I tested it in the shop, I found the colours markedly inferior, to the point of it being problematic (I am very keen on accurate colours). However, I am wondering now whether I checked that the E-P3's white balance was correctly set when I tested it in the shop; I am interested in people's views on the E-P3's screen colours. When I tested it against the E-PL3 for manual focussing using the 14-42mm lens, I found it to be easy with both to find a focal point on a little pot of stationery (scissors, pencils, etc.) that they had in the shop where moving the focus ring in either direction would make the relevant object appear noticeably less in focus. I have read that the E-P3's higher resolution screen is better for focussing, but is it better enough, given my experience above, to make a significant difference in practical use, I wonder? Also on the screen - I rather like the idea of touch focus/shutter, especially for photographs that have to be taken fairly quickly, but wonder how much use that they are likely to be in practice; what are people here's experiences of this feature on the E-P3? I am attracted to Micro Four Thirds generally because of the low size and weight, but also the availability of interchangeable lenses, and rather like the idea of being able to carry a nice camera with several lenses in pockets rather than in a heavy bag. I also have a penchant for fixed focal length lenses (all but one of my old Canon FD lenses were fixed focal length). I looked at the 14-42mm lens and compared it to the 17mm lens (which comes as a kit with the E-P3 but not E-PL3 for some reason), and found the 17mm unit to be markedly slower in focussing. At barely more than half a stop faster than the 14-42mm at equivalent focal length, I do wonder whether there is any point to this lens (and also wonder whether Olympus or anyone else is likely to bring out a better 17mm lens in future), and, despite initially leaning towards the 17mm lens, am now leaning towards the 14-42mm, although have not finally decided. I should be interested in views on lens choice, too. I am not a fan of the E-PL3's flash arrangement, although if the flash is left semi-permanently attached (I do not have much interest in using a viewfinder, as I prefer using the rear screen to compose - another reason that I am attracted to Micro Four Thirds in the first place) I suppose that it is not too much of a difficulty. I tend to prefer natural light photographs in any event, although that is often not possible with my existing camera - a Canon G10 - as the low light performance of the sensor is not the greatest, and the image stabilisation is also not as good as in the Olympus (although it does have some). In any event, I should be very grateful for people's views on the various points that I have discussed, especially people who have had experience with using either the E-P3 or E-PL3. Thank you in advance!