Last week while visiting a theme park in Orlando, FL, the unthinkable happened; my G5 slipped from my hands and hit the asphalt! It hit pretty hard causing a noticeable ding on the bottom plate of the body and chipped the outer area of the focusing ring of my 14-42mm lens.On a side note, I didn't know the bottom plate of the G5 was made of metal. I turned the camera on and it seems to work fine. Problem is I know this camera was not meant to hit a hard surface the way it did, so I'm concerned with the possibility of internal damage. I would hate to be using it on some trip someday and the electronics simply stop working or some error message to pop up. I have been thinking about buying another travel camera to replace my G5, but I really don't know if I might be wasting money if the G5 is still reliable. Sending it to Panasonic is not something I would consider as I have heard not too many positive things about their service. The only other lens I have for it is the 45-150 and a lens mount adapter that lets me fit my Nikon lenses on it. In other words, I don't have too much money invested into m4/3. I am debating whether I should: 1. Risk using the G5 as my main travel camera. 2. Buy a new camera to avoid any risks. It would be way more cost effective for me to stick with option # 1, but I would hate to be on a family road trip and have my G5 fail on me. I do have older Nikon DSLRs, but they are extremely heavy. I only use them for local shooting. All of my Nikon lenses are either manual focus or AF-D which means they will not AF with newer "entry level" Nikon bodies. This means that I would have to buy an outfit with a kit lens. p.s. I don't know if this is my imagination or not, but it seems to me that when I look through the viewfinder of my G5 and pan either up or down it doesn't pan as smooth as when looking at the rear LCD. I really can't remember if it was like this before the fall or not.