My daughter (15) asked me the other day if I was going to buy her a new camera because she is going to do photography next year (it is one of the high school art options). She presently has a Panasonic G3 with 14-42mm II and 45-150mm lenses, and when I asked what was wrong with that (as you do), I was told she didn't like it because it wasn't big enough! Which I did find somewhat amusing. As far as I can tell, there is no camera specified for the course. I'm not even sure if one is actually required, but if she is interested in the subject then she will obviously want a camera. And I'm told the photography teacher has a "Lumix", so hopefully there is no DSLR bias I was actually thinking of an upgrade for her anyway at some stage, but now I'm not sure whether I should go with: 1. A used G6 or G7 body, i.e. a bigger version of what she has (and perhaps eventually a larger lens instead of the 14-42mm, the 12-60mm or 14-140mm perhaps) 2. An APS-C DSLR body and lenses (probably Canon based on availability used) The Canon option is more readily available here and cheaper, but I'm not entirely convinced it is necessarily the best option. I've got plenty of time so I'm not in any rush to do anything, unless some amazing deal comes along. I have been told that she doesn't want a rangefinder body (she didn't like my GX7) and that Olympus OM-D bodies are ugly! (sorry about that) Anyway, I'd be interested in comments.