So my wife is not as passionate about the m43 benefits as me.. And would like to look at a dslr. She's very much an amateur, not much into tinkering, but likes taking photos with good IQ. The G1 is decent in that regard..but noisy and slow to focus. Our other camera, the E-P1 refuses to obey her..and with less controls, I understand the frustration when you're trying to make it do something. So I think there are 3 things that she (and I suppose we!) would like to get out of having another camera: -Improved low-light IQ/less noisy sensor -Decent controls (physical is better) -OVF (she's not sold on EVF) -Fast AF..tired of missing shots when there's action or candid snapshots. Price seems to be dipping on the D5100..around 750$ in Canada with kit lens. I don't know if the 18-55 is any good. I know just about nothing of the Canikon systems. I've also kept my eye on the T3i/600D. A bit of an investment on just the body (and yes, I'll inevitably pick up another lens or two), so not sure how much I want to spend. Can't help but think the lower end models like the T3/XSi or D3100 would not be worth it to save the money..perhaps not enough of an "upgrade" from the m43 bodies we have? I'll be sad to give up one of my m43 bodies though. (For the record, I've advocated for a GH2/G3/E-P3 to make use of our 4-5 lens but I don't seem to have her convinced it'll tick off enough of the boxes) Thoughts?