Might be moving away from m4/3 to Fuji UPDATE: Nah. Some background - about three years ago, I decided to get my first "real" camera, at enormous expense. It was a $250 used E-PL1 kit I don't need to tell people here how wonderful that camera was, yet how flawed it was. I've had several Olympus bodies since then (PM1, PL3, P3, EM5), as well as a huge range of Panasonics (G2, GF2, GF3, GH2, GH3, GH4). It always felt a little bit like I was struggling against the system, though. I don't like shooting with primes for every-day use, but the zooms don't let in enough light and the sensors couldn't really keep up in my preferred photographing conditions (normal to low indoor lighting, no flash). But the modern day bodies have always been such a pleasure to use; the GH4 in particular is hands down the nicest, smoothest, sleekest shooting experience I've ever gotten from any camera at any size. It will be staying with me for video. Ultimately it became obvious to me maybe two years back that I am not in the group that values "small and light", not really. I was simultaneously starting to do much more action/sports/animal photography, and some of it being for serious work shoots where a few extra pounds didn't phase me at all. m4/3 was holding me back, and this is still in the era before the 2.8 zoom lenses were released. Enter the Sony SLT A65, combined with the Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 kit lens. Eventually upgraded to an A77, and finally an A77 II this summer. Big cameras, big lenses, but what monstrous photographic capabilities! (And respectable video, too.) It's difficult to over-emphasize how much of a difference the A77 made in my ability to work at the higher end scale of photo and video, even if my technique isn't always all there. It culminated in my sending video captured on this camera to National Geographic this summer for publication. I've compared the work I did on that camera to what the GH2 and EM5 were able to give me, and there is no comparison. (The GH4 is in the ball park, but lacks the AF and a few lenses.) The A77 II continues to be my go-to when the shooting gets serious. I do lots of casual shooting too, though, and oddly enough "small and light" became important again as I've begun hiking and getting back to some of the calmer, still life and family photos I was doing with the EPL1. The A77 sucks to hike with, it can be needlessly (or usefully ) intimidating at family events, and is generally serious overkill for a lot of scenarios where I don't need high speed bursts with tracking AF. I've been trying to make do with the EM5 and a 14-54 II, which is large and slow and generally not that pleasant to work with. If I had to settle on a single camera or camera system, it'd still be the SLT series. But I have some flexibility as long as I don't go trying to build a whole new lens system, so I decided to look around. Thought about some compacts (LX100, RX100) and even going to a Sony A7. I could've probably bought a 2.8 zoom for my GH4 and EM5, too. What finally caught my eye and wallet, though, was a Fuji X-E2 kit, and for less than what a 12-35 would've cost. After working with cameras like the EM5, A77, and especially GH4, the Fuji XE2 is utterly fascinating. It was jarring how primitive the device actually is. Very few controls or options, or customizable buttons. AF speed is probably in the EP2 ballpark, and only supports center point and full-multi. The lack of a zone/expanded setting is kind of a bummer. I'm also not sold on the physically marked dials; IMO Oly and Panasonic got this right and Fuji's approach doesn't improve upon it. The aperture ring on the 18-55 is nice but far too loose, which means I constantly have to double check what aperture I'm actually in. Perhaps the new XT1 is better, but this camera could never have been my primary/only equipment. Fuji just doesn't have the usability thing figured out, not at all. What they DO have figured out, though, is the imaging. Noise seems well managed right up through ISO 6400, and ahead of both my SLT and m4/3 cameras where I considered 3200 to be uncomfortable and 6400 to be an emergency situation. The film simulations are all very nice, and I'm jumping in late enough that the post processing has been figured out - Lightroom is able to exactly replicate the built in color settings. That's more than I get from any of my other cameras! The kit zoom is an 18-55, but f/2.8-4. Despite the extra stop of light, it's still compact (think first gen Pana 14-42) and sharp wide open. And look at the bokeh in that last shot! Since when does a zoom have the right to be that smooth in the OOF background? Fuji really pulled off something special here. This is what mirrorless kit lenses actually ought to be, rather than chasing the "pocketable" thing in futility. The combination of that extra stop in the lens plus the wonderful sensor performance means I've finally got a camera in my hands that can really handle whatever low light condition I'm going to throw at it. (I might add the 23/1.4 for just a bit more fun, though.) And the combo is still light enough to go hiking! It doesn't feel much different in the hand from my old E-P3 kit. Ultimately the X-E2 seems like a wonderful camera for anyone whose shooting style is just a bit slow, patient, and thoughtful. That is NOT me for a lot of things, but I have the A77 to handle those situations. I don't think that Fuji's done a great job on the camera design, but at the same time there's nothing that is so far off that it really bothers me in calmer photographic tasks. I absolutely adore the imaging and lenses. In some ways I am back to the EPL1 experience with it, except with a rather nice screen and viewfinder :smile: So I'm getting ready to say goodbye to my EM5 and its various lenses, after a long period of respectable service. It'll be strange not to have an Olympus body on hand.