I currently don't have a u43 camera and my beautiful lenses are yearning for sunlight. I've been considering how much size means to me, which is a property of the viewfinder. The GF3 is pocketable and does not require a bag, while the G3 is not. A ton of thought later, I moved on to considering the VF and the sensor. I've only used the VF twice, in both cases I thought that it was far inferior to an optical one. However, I do have a preference for using viewfinders over the point and shoot style. I was thinking that I should just get a G3 instead of buying a VF-2 on an olympus camera as it would come to be cheaper, and the only weakness is that it's not removable. Do you think that the VF is an example of a high end EVF? My position on sensors is that handling>>sensor quality, so I'm not giving this criterion much weight, but does anyone find that this sensor significantly improves your shooting experience? Is the autofocus system also the same as that in the GF2? I found that the GF2 was far, far superior to the e-pl2, where the 14-42 II olympus kit lens would focus practically instantly, while the 20/1.7 never felt slow, unlike on the e-pl2. On the topic of price, the G3 body is $110 more than the GF3 kit, while the G3 kit is $185 more than the GF3 kit. If I go with the G3, I'll probably get the kit as it allows the selection of colours, and the lens would probably sell on ebay for at least $75. Hence the price isn't really an issue as they're both really cheap.