It's taken me awhile to start warming to the (lightly used) GM5 I picked up a month or two back. Have been doing a lot of writing lately and that hasn't left me for much time for photography...apart from the ubiquitous iPhone that is always in my pocket (and which is a surprisingly powerful photographic tool in its own right). But in the last few weeks I've started playing more with the GM5 and the results are ... encouraging. A few quick impressions and observations. The tiny EVF is quite usable. The dinky rear LCD screen - chopped down to approx 2.3" from the original GM1's 3" - originally seemed stupidly small to me but repeated use has gotten me to the point where now it's almost not bad. But the most surprising discoveries of all have been in using the cleverly implemented and almost intuitive touch screen controls which if I'm not mistaken the GM5 shares with its sibling the GM1. Touch screen focusing is in general stupidly quick and surprisingly accurate. It doesn't hunt for focus forever in low-light interiors like the Ricoh GR (one of my main Ricoh complaints). Last but not least the RAW files seem, on initial playing around with, to be every bit as good as those from my now slightly-dated GX7 .... which means they are rich, manipulable, and very fine indeed. And finally it also mates beautifully with the diminutive Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens (I have the original iteration) - which, in spite of its occasional reputation for being slow on auto-focus, seems crazy fast on the GM5 to me. A few shots. All taken with the 20mm pancake lens. Taken in our local small-town coffee shop - Caster wheel in Café by MiguelATF, on ipernity On my writing desk the corner of his eye by MiguelATF, on ipernity Also on my writing desk, after taking off my glasses to rest my eyes - Glasses with Keyboard by MiguelATF, on ipernity My coffee cup perched dangerously atop my printer - Death before Decaf by MiguelATF, on ipernity A friend and fellow-photographer showing me a tiny digital camera - Photographer by MiguelATF, on ipernity And asymetrical portrait in the relatively dim lighting of a local eatery - Michele at the Standing Stone by MiguelATF, on ipernity The final two are lightly tweaked JPEG's taken using the in-camera 'Creative Control' aka Art filters - first a suburban exterior Suburban encroachment by MiguelATF, on ipernity And finally a slightly impressionistic interior shot - a door-handle in my writing studio - taken using the in-camera 'Dynamic Monochrome' setting Door handle by MiguelATF, on ipernity As I said, it's taken me more time than I thought to warm up to this tiny, tiny (did I mention that it's small?) tiny little camera. But I'm starting to like it.