I just recently sold my E-P1 and picked up a Panasonic GF2 to replace it. I liked the E-P1 quite a lot but the inability to add any sort of EVF was driving me to make a change. I looked at getting an E-PL2 and the GF2 and in the end went with the Panasonic. It was partly because of my affection for my G2. Now that I've had the GF2 for about a week I have a few observations. I was initially concerned about the lack of hard controls. As it turns out the GF2 has pretty much everything I need and it is reasonably simple to get to it. In fact, I don't use the touch screen much at all. I can adjust aperture, exposure compensation ISO, WB and metering all from the buttons on the back of the camera. I don't miss the mode dial on the top (probably because I most often shoot in A mode). iA is available from a dedicated button on the top. About the biggest irritation I am finding is that I hit the playback button pretty easily when I am grabbing the camera (it's pretty small). Then again that is part of it's charm...it's very compact so it's easy to take with you everywhere. It's also a lot lighter than the G2. I was actually surprised at how much lighter it felt when I picked them up to compare them. The GF2 is really not much bigger than my LX3 was and really is filling much the same role for me. The LCD is big and bright and useable in bright light. It's not a miracle in that it washes out like any LCD in direct sun but for what it is it's pretty nice. The 460K resolution makes it easy to manual focus. The biggest thing however that I am finding that I like about the GF2 is that it is fast. It's not E-P3 fast but it's easily as fast as the E-PL2 was (actually it feels a bit faster). It also seems to meter well, AF is quick and reliable and the IQ is terrific. Now, here is where I am going to disagree with most folks on this board. I actually find that the JPEGs and OOC color are quite good. I really do not see that the Olympus JPEGs are all that much better. I know many thousands of words are dedicated to how great the OOC Color and JPEGs are on the Olympus bodies (and they are terrific) but the stuff coming out of the GF2 is also lovely and I haven't really tweaked it that much. The reviews make it seem like the JPEGs are horrendous. Of course I know that they are not because I shoot JPEG all the time with my G2 but it still strike me as off because the very first shot I made with the GF2 was this... View attachment 172608 It DID get a little BW help from Silver EFX Pro but still very a very nice shot from the little bugger. Below is one showing the straight OOC color. It seems okay to me. Now, I haven't done any shots of test patterns or brick walls and I'm sure there are a hundred reasons why the shadow noise is unacceptable or high ISO images are too this or that. Quite frankly...I don't care. I can work with it. Now, the BIG question...is it better than the E-PL2? Does it really matter? Well...if it DOES matter than I would have to say a definite...yes and no. It's a better fit for what I needed it for but not necessarily for anyone else. The E-PL2 is a fine camera and truth be told I'd have been fine with it as well. I think we get into splitting hairs when it comes to different models and brands (they are all pretty darned good)...maybe because we need to justify to ourselves why we bought it. If I had to list the top reasons I like it none of them are even remotely related to it's qualities as a camera. I like the way it looks in silver I like that it's made in Japan vs China I like the thumbwheel on the back It fits better in my backpack So there you go.