I realize that I may be in the minority here but I do not find IBIS such a significant benefit that having it instantly makes one camera better than another. For the record I have have had a several cameras with IBIS (3 Olympus PENs) and it's a nice feature and I have since then started using a camera without IBIS (a Panasonic G2) and to be perfectly blunt I find that I do not miss it. I realize that IBIS can get you the ability to get shots in low light where you would not get it otherwise. I was doing some test shots last night trying out a lens (Jupiter 8) and at IOS 1600 I was able to hand hold a shot on my E-P1 that I was not able to do on my G2. That said, I don't find myself in situations where IBIS has been the deciding factor in whether or not I got the shot. Now, prior to getting the G2 I would have carried the banner of IBIS just as highly as anyone else but my experience with that camera has been a bit of an eye opener. I have aways bought into the idea that IBIS was THE feature if you want to shoot with legacy glass. I have to say however I am not finding that to be the case. If I am shooting with legacy glass I will almost always reach for the G2 instead of the E-P1 (or E-PL2 I have at work). what I have found (and maybe this only applies to me) but the handling of the camera matters waaaaay more to me when using legacy lenses. The G2's controls and handling are terrific. In fact, I would go so far as to say some of the best I have used on a DSLR to date (Canon 10D, 20D, Rebel, Nikon D40, Olympus E-500/520). It's easy to use, the controls all seem to fall in the right location for my hands and I find that using a legacy lens on the G2 is really fun. I don't find that using a legacy lens on any of the Olympus bodies I have access to is as smooth or enjoyable. I know that IBIS would buy me a bit more ability to shoot in sketchy light but to me it is not worth the trade off in handling. I learned photography on an old Instamatic 44 then a fixed lens RF and eventually moved on to an SLR (an OM1n in fact). I never had IBIS on any of them and I don't recall it being a huge impediment to my photography. I used a tripod, faster film, faster lenses or learned to hold the camera REALLY steady. I still use the "1/seconds as focal length" rule of thumb quite a lot and it seems to get me through. Maybe I just don't shoot in low light but living in the Pacific NW I find that hard to believe. We only get 2-3 months of sun a year. I guess I am a convert AWAY from IBIS. I don't think it's bad but I wouldn't base my buying decision of whether or not a camera had it.