Hello, I am new to the world of micro four thirds, and would like to get my first one. My budget with the kit lens is $450. I answered some questions so that you could help me choose my camera better. What do you like to shoot? nature, stuff on vacations, some sports, just a little though How much studying do you plan to put into it? Do you want the camera to make the decisions or do you want to learn how to make the decisions for yourself? i know about camera settings and stuff, so i want to make my own decisions What kind of lighting conditions are you normally in when you want to take photos? daytime, maybe a little lowlight Any physical constraints? Is size and weight an issue? yes, this is the whole reason for micro 4/3 What are your goals? Do you just want to take better pictures of friends and family? Better landscape photos? Better travel photos? Do you think you will print most of your work or just share it on a social networking site like facebook? If you plan to print, how large of prints do you want to make? I would like to take this up as a hobby and get better at photography in general, i wont make large prints thanks for all help!