Hi everyone, total newbie here. I've been reading quite a few reviews and some of the posts here, but I'm afraid the more I read, the harder it is to pick a camera!! I'm not purchasing this camera for myself, it'll be a birthday gift for my fiancée. She's a beginner who's only used P&S, but I know she is interested in learning more about photography. I thought I would buy her an MFT and enrol her in some classes to learn how to use it. I don't know much about DSLR or MFT cameras so I thought someone here might have some advice. I think the most important criteria for the camera would be: - Beginner friendly, the menu shouldn't be too complicated to navigate. - Ideally it would be her main camera, so it needs to be fairly good at both outdoor and indoor shots, and if low light or night shots are good too, that's a bonus. It won't be used professionally (as far as I'm aware). - Relatively fast: we're expecting our first child in March, so if she holds onto it, the camera could eventually be used to take photos of a potentially active bundle of joy - Video quality needs to be good, for the same reason as above. - It must be pocketable. I know that if the camera is too bulky or heavy she will end up leaving it at home. - She likes taking panoramic shots, so if the camera allows that option (e.g. stitching) it would be great, but I think she can live without it. With these things in mind, the cameras that seem to be most attractive at the moment are: Panasonic Lumix GF3 Panasonic Lumix GX1 (too much?) Olympus E-PL2 Olympus E-PM1 These cameras all seem to be very close in terms of specs, so how do you pick one? I've also heard that the lens plays a bigger role in the quality of the shots. All of the above options are sold here with a 14-42 mm lens, but I've read that a 20mm lens may better, and some are sold with a 14mm lens - what's the difference? Is the 14-42mm lens good enough for a beginner and the uses listed above? Also, keeping in mind Olympus' current financial woes, should I be worried about service if I get her an Olympus? Thanks a lot for reading, hopefully the post is not too long!