The GM5, the LX100, the GX7.... so impressive! Each is part of a wonderful trio of compact image makers... and there is a place for each of these kits in my imaging, depending on the situation and the imaging task at hand. GM5 with 12-32 ~ LX100 with 12-35 ~ GX7 with 12-35 It's amazing that each of these very different options is capable of producing such awesome images, with the same sensor, yet they are each a master of their very different individual realms. The GX7 and 12-35 has been my every-day camera in my day-bag for quite some time. I've chosen the kit because of the exceptional ergonomics of the GX7 and the exceptional image quality that the 12-35 produces. However, in the all-day bag, it can be a little bulky and weighty, considering its purpose in this situation is just to have a good camera at hand... in the event that photo-making opportunities present themselves. With the dawn of the LX100 and the GM5... I'm so excited to be able to have a camera in my every day bag that can create images rivaling the GX7/12-35, but with a considerable savings in size and weight. I've preordered both and can't wait to carry and shoot them. I'll certainly grab the GX7 and lenses such as the 12-35 when I set out to create images that I may want for "higher purpose" than grab shots. But there are so many situations where you want the convenience of smaller size and lighter weight, but want to be able to capture great quality. Now, with the GM5, LX100, and GX7, we have almost an embarrassment of riches as image makers. Panasonic is really doing an exceptional job with their m4/3 efforts... in both bodies and lenses. I couldn't be happier to be a m4/3 image maker, these days. We've come such a long way since 2009!