I'm testing the Fuji XE1, and the high ISO is impressive, and the camera itself is gorgeous, and the controls are great. But the EPL5 is super-portable, and has great lenses and a flippy LCD. What's not to love? Here's a series of tests that might interest you. These are all screen grabs off of 100% viewing in LR. All shot in RAW, using LR default developing. I tested the Fuji lens I have (the 18-55, 2.8-4.0 kit) against my Oly 17/1.8 and PL25. OK, you might say, but kit vs. primes is not fair. First, this is a $600 kit! And with good reason. According to Photozone.de the Fuji kit lens is as sharp as the Fuji primes when at it's optimal f/stop (5.6). See for yourself: Photozone MTF on the Fuji kit: Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Report - Analysis Photzone MTF on the Fuji 35mm prime: Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Report - Analysis Here's a comparison at ISO400. This is using the XE1 kit at 35mm and the PL25. Both set at f/4.0. According to photozone.de. the PL25 peaks at f/2.8 for sharpness, and the kit at f/5.6, so 4.0 is in between for both. Next up is shooting at their ideal aps (2.8 and 5.6 for the PL25 and the kit lens) and letting the ISO float. hint: the Fuji ISO is two stops higher than the EPL5. You can see how good the Fuji high ISO is. This is a comparison of the Olympus 17/1.8 at 2.8 vs. the kit at 23mm and at f/5.6. (Fuji is on the right. Fuji ISO1000, EPL5 ISO 400) Lastly is the PL25 and the kit at 35mm, both at ISO400, both purposely underexposed by 1 stop and then pulled up. to reveal shadow detail. I like the Fuji A LOT, and the Fuji ISO is squeaky clean to 1600. But I can't keep both, so I'm thinking they are close enough that I'll just keep the EPL5. Here's the camerasize page to compare the sizes of both: Compare camera dimensions side by side What do you think?