Hi, I'm an enthusiastic amateur... I started with a Sony compact in 2000, then jumped to a Nikon D50 in 2005ish... lost steam for a while, but jumped in again two years ago with a Pentax K-5.... For the past year or so, I've been looking for something a bit more compact to accompany my Pentax kit, and finally settled on the GX-7. So here I am. Yonatan P.S. Thanks Amin for running this an all your other sites!