Somebody may have read my Amazon experience. Well, I took a plunge (the only risk really was a hijacked account - he has 31,133 100% feedback) and bought an EPL5 from a Hong Kong based Ebay seller. He sent it on the next working day which was Monday (from Hong Kong), it arrived 40 minutes ago today on Wednesday. Which is rather splendid. Free delivery as well. I'm still charging up the battery (gladly UK plug supplied) so have not turned the camera on yet. My impressions: * All metal body which is nice. Frankly I'd rather have a good plastic body if it was lighter, but I know that's not the popular thing * Heavier than my EPL1 * Tiny buttons, really weeny - but in use I don't think this will be an issue, I find the four way circular switch easily pressable, the rotation ring has a very good travel and will not easily be moved accidentally. If you have klutz fingers the button size could be a real issue. * Robin Wong complained of the shutter button action - this may have been altered in the production model because I find the button perfect - there is no movement exerted on the camera when the button is fully pressed. Certainly a better action than my EPL1. * it seems, that with the kit lens, I can keep the camera very steady when taking a shot, for some reason steadier than the EPL1 * solid connector flap - better than the floppy EPL1 one * the black is really black * as someone mentioned somewhere the strap eyelets are annoying if you are not using a strap (as I never do). I would in fact try to remove them if it were not for thinking of a future where I might sell it after a couple of years for the next leap forward * this is my first experience of a flip screen - groovy. No more belly on the grass. You get a nice soft bag for the detachable flash. The niggles are minor. I am naturally champing at the bit to turn it on and use it. Note on the sale of my (great condition with box) EPL1 on Ebay. I had 216 looks and 20 watchers - and there was only one bidder. It went for my starting price of £120.