I think I'm leaning to the GX7. Better looking, less expensive, more true to the u43 form. Same IQ, really. That tilty VF is awesome. I agree with some reviewers that suggest that the EM1 is trying to be all things to all people. A significant divergence from it's ancestry (the OM-1). I consider the EM1 to be the 1973 Ford Mustang of digital cameras, the body is outgrowing it's engine. It's no longer the sleek, sporty classic it started out to be. By the by, on the other hand, if I had to write the check today, I may be tempted to steer clear of u43 for a Fuji X series (XE2 perhaps?).