Hello everybody, newbie here. I've been looking to buy a m4/3 camera to upgrade from my current compact superzoom and would like to hear everybody's suggestions. I have been using a Panasonic TZ10/ZS7 up until now which has served me well until now, but I have started to feel its limits in low light/indoors and have been itching to learn more about photography anyway, especially as I will be having a destination wedding in Guam in April. (Plus I spilled hot wine on the zoom lever on the TZ10 and it's all gummed up now in cold weather which gives me an excuse to buy a new one, hehe.). I've been looking at mirrorless cameras since I really like the portability of my compact, and m4/3 because it seems to have the largest selection of lens available. I am looking at the cheaper dual lens kits because they seem to offer the most value and versatility given that they are not much more than the body only or single lens kits. It also feels to me that it would give me a lot of variety to learn on before I go out and buy more lenses. The Panasonic 14-42X kits looked attractive from a portability and usability standpoint, but the posts about the image quality issues have scared me away for now. (Given that I am a beginner moving up from a compact I probably wouldn't notice, but I wouldn't feel right paying premium price for an inferior product) As for what I'm taking photos of, I've taken photos of mostly landscapes and people when I was using my compact. I really like the video feature on my TZ10 so video is a big plus too. All three kits are going for slightly less than 35,000 JPY in Japan (US$425) (my budget). After digesting the information on the web and these forums for around a week, these are the conclusions I've drawn about each one. However I am still a total beginner so would appreciate some second opinions on this. GF2 (LUMIX G 14mm /F2.5 ASPH. H-H014 + LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm /F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S. H-FS014042) Pros: - Has the hotshoe so more future-proof than the GF3 while still having almost all its features - Stereo mic for videos Cons: - Older hardware than GF3 so body is worth less on the resale market - Slightly larger/heavier GF3 (LUMIX G 14mm /F2.5 ASPH. H-H014 + LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm /F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S. H-FS014042) Pros: - Lowest price (slightly) - Newest hardware and hence body is worth more on the resale market than the others? - Lightest/most compact out of the options Cons: - No hotshoe for EVF, external flash, etc. in case I want them in the future - Mono mic only PL1s double zoom kit (M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6、M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6) Pros: - Built in IS which may especially come in handy if I eventually want to play with adapted lens down the road? - Hotshoe for EVF/flash - Included lenses comes with largest focal range Cons: - Oldest body and thus least features - doesn't support AVCHD video - Larger/heavier than the GF2 or GF3 - No built in flash - Neither lens results in a pocketable setup and are slower than the 14mm prime you get in the Panny kit so not as good in low light? At the moment I'm leaning towards the GF3 because it's slightly cheaper and more portable and everybody on the forum seems to be saying that I'll be selling the body and keeping the lenses sometime down the road anyway. If anybody has any other suggestions I haven't thought of, I'm open to hearing about them also. For a reference of what prices are like in Japan you can check this site . It's in Japanese, but model numbers are universal and the pictures already tell you which kit it is Thanks again!