So I finally picked up a LX5. I got it "like new" used from Amazon. Some people have reported getting new ones. The first sign it wasn't new was the seal on the box. Panasonic boxes don't have a seal. I opened it up and all the little baggies have been opened yet none of the cords have been unraveled. The camera could have been mistaken for new except there was one fingerprint on the screen and there's a miniscule mark on the hot shoe cap. It had been powered up 58 times and had 109 shutter activations. Overall, I'm happy since it only cost me $5 more than my GF2 kit, $205. I knew the LX5 is big. I've even seen pictures of it next to a GF2. It doesn't really hit you until you see it in person though. I've had a S100 before and the LX5 is definitely monster sized compared to it. The S100 you can slip in a pair of jeans. The LX5 would be a tough sell for that. Considering it is so close in size to a GF2 + 14mm lens, is there any reason to have both. For the price of the LX5 I can buy a 14mm lens and have money left over. The LX5 does have a zoom lens so it is more versatile. To the people that have both, do you find it's handy to have both or is the LX5 redundant to the GF2 since it doesn't have much of a size advantage and the GF2 has better IQ? I have 4 weeks left to decide whether to keep it or not.