Hi. The past I have been outside of digital photography until 2003-2004. Before that, my main camera was a Pentax Me Super (I was really happy with aperture priority mode and manual focus) with Pentax 50mm, Sigma compact 70-210 zoom (f4.? ??), Sigma 28mm f2.8 lenses and a 135mm lense. The 50mm and zoom were the most used lenses (street and landscape). I sold this outfit when my interest vanish from photography. I was also using a Canon QL17 (i still own it). In 2005, i bought a Canon Powershot A510 (PS) digital camera and used it exclusively to this day. It's a nice PS for my need. I bought this one for its PASM mode and AA battery. I shoot almost only when hiking, cycling, kayaking now. When i am away on my own several days (1-3 weeks) doing those sports, small size is important. I shoot almost only on Auto mode since it is a pain to change aperture or speed fast on this type of camera. The present A few weeks ago, my interest for a new camera emerged. It seem to me my Canon is not luminous enough (f2.6 is not bad tough), its 140mm (equiv 35mm) is too short, it is too slow, i can't play with DOF, 3.2 MP is not enough.... Maybe it would be fun to do photography for the fun of it again. What i learned is i can't get everything i want from one camera. I can't really get small (pocket), DOF control, PASM, wide angle to telephoto lense in one package. I could bring a bigger camera on my 1 day hiking, cycling, kayaking trip but i don't want to when going for several days. The future I could keep my A510 for now (Hiking, cycling and kayaking trips). I could buy something like a Canon SX120-SX130 IS (36 - 360mm, AA battery, PASM) camera for my 1 year south america 2013 cycling trip. And, i could buy something bigger to have fun doing hotography again. What i want: - Need to be able to do Aperture and Shutter priority - Control-wheel, scroll-wheel or real control for Aperture, Speed - Ideally an external EV+- control like the Canon G12 - Ideally exchangeable lenses (Can work with fast lenses, zoom lenses, older prime lenses in Aperture Priority - As small as possible - AA battery would be nice but not mandatory for this one - Inboard small flash - Budget max 500$ (excluding older prime lenses) Right now, what i have found Olympus E-PL2 (over budget but would be nice, not all external control i'd want) Panasonic G10 (prefer E-PL2 size and look, only missing EV+- external control) Canon Rebel XS, Nikon D3000 (a bit bigger than i'd like) Pentax K100D or K200D (Maybe less $$ but a bit big) Lumix GF1 (nice but over budget) Lumix GF2 (not enough real external control) What do you suggest? I know i am on a micro 4/3 forum and my solution may not be a micro 4/3 but i know you are an open bunch! For me, a digital Pentax Me Super would be perfect!