I love my E-P3 because it's compact, easy to use, and delivers great OOC JPEG's. It also looks cool and is great fun. As far as hobby cameras go, I couldn't ask for anything better. But I originally got into :43: because I'm looking for a superior travel camera. In that respect, the E-P3 is perfect in every way except one: low light performance. Unfortunately, this is very important to me because at least half of the memories I want to bring back will involve low light situations. I've seen reviews where the e-p3 delivers great detail and color range at ISO 3200. But those reviews are obviously written by people with more skills than I could acquire in time for my next trip in November. (Please check the original size images to see the full level of distortion.) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6156304265/" title="Camera Raw noise reduction by awatahurm, on Flickr"> "640" height="480" alt="Camera Raw noise reduction"></a> ISO 3200, Camera Raw noise Reduction <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6156303561/" title="e-p3 in-camera "standard" noise reduction by awatahurm, on Flickr"> "640" height="480" alt="e-p3 in-camera "standard" noise reduction"></a> ISO 3200, in-camera "standard" noise reduction <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6156847182/" title="no noise reduction by awatahurm, on Flickr"> "640" height="480" alt="no noise reduction"></a> ISO 3200, no noise reduction So now I'm wondering if the Fujifilm Finepix x100 might be a better travel camera. I wouldn't mind a single lens and slower AF if I could get better low light pictures. (I also think the built in ND filter might be useful.) But I'm worried about the learning curve. I can see that skilled photographers get much better low light images from the x100. But what about someone like me, who comes from a "point-and-shoot" background? Any and all opinions will be welcome.