I have been wanting a DSLR style camera without all the weight and pulled the trigger on the G6 earlier this week when Amazon had it priced briefly for $515 with the 45-150 lens free. After using it for a few days, I am blown away. The size is perfect and it fits my hands like a glove. Best of all - it is loaded with features (focus peaking, wifi, fully articulating screen, lots of customizable function buttons, etc) and the image quality seems to be improved from the G5 I owned, even with the same sensor. The video quality is amazing. I took a 5 minute video of our daughter's preschool performance and it's the best handheld video I have ever done. The unlimited recording times are nice too. I guess the rage is for rangefinder style cameras but I like the DSLR style better. But I did not want a full size DSLR and the G6 fits the bill perfectly. Highly recommended...Yes the G7 might be coming out in a few months with a new sensor but I have no issues with the 'old' sensor on the G6. It seems tweaked from the G5 for better auto white balance and better performance at higher ISOs. Plus the price is right now.