I am new to the forum and appreciate your patience. I am posting today because I am tired of taking blurry, dark and red-eyed pictures of my family and life with an i-phone and with a full house of young kids I don't have enough hands for a big camera, a dedicated video camera. A print catalog for the NEX-7 sold me on mirrorless and the GX1 with the compact 14-44 got me excited about the size and portability of m4/3. I carried a 35mm almost everywhere as a kid so the hobby side of photography is very appealing. In addition capturing the standard family fun we also have a large yard and a place at the lake that gives me some closeup action of vultures, hawks, pelicans, eagles, foxes and some dangerous young fisherman and swimmers. >GX1 is appealing to me do to the small size, the solid metal construction and portability. Not having a built in EVF scares me as I am in full sun a lot. GX1 plus EVF is essentially the same price as a GH2. >GH2 is really a special camera given the video capabilities and this site proves the stills are awesome especially for someone with my limited skills. There will always be solid information and learning tools with the GH2 while the GX1 looks like it will be forgotten as soon as the GX2 is released. I like the EVF and flip screen for kid/self portraits, video, etc. The GH2 will probably become more desirable after the GH3 is fully available and the price is getting good. >The OMD is really appealing but I can probably pick up a Pan 20, Pan 14-45 or 14-44 and soon a Pan 100-300 with a Panasonic GX1 or GH2 for nearly the same price with the current Panasonic lens special. Finally, my wife cares nothing for photography but will need to be able to pick up the camera and capture a treat it like a point and shoot. There's my story...thanks for your patience and I appreciate your observations and recommendations. Thanks.