My lovely wife of 22 years has no patience to learn technology, but she wants beautiful pictures straight from her camera. I bought her an EPM1 last fall, but liked it so much, it's now my camera. After that, I got her a Canon T2i w/18-50 2.8 and 18-125 lens for indoor/outdoor shooting, because I find the PDAF AF to be a bit more sure in her hands. It's big, of course, and ties up >$1,000 for her occasional use. For instance, today she's off to shoot a marketing display stand indoors, and she needs a wide angle. So, she took the T2i w/18-50 to take about 3 frames. It just seems overkill (and I want some of that money for a new lens!) I've been trying to figure out if I should get her a different camera. To get some of the cash out of that camera, and cut down her size a bit. Her requirements would be: smallish, good quality pictures, reasonable movie mode (for movies of the kids), very easy to use, with little to no ability to mess up settings. I've been thinking XZ1, Z10, maybe an S90 (but I think the S90 would be too small and fidgety for her). My concerns with these, though, are IQ once she gets indoors. Maybe another EPM1, but I'm kind of interested in getting another camera into the fold. Or maybe a Panasonic, like a G3. That lighted iA button appeals to me -- makes it very simple. My only issue with a Panny body is it's almost like another system. I'll need IS stabilized kit and telezoom, because I have the Oly version without IS currently. Then I thought about a Nikon J1. I even played with one in the store. On close out at Staples for like $469 with the kit. But then I'm into yet another system, and she'll likely want a telezoom eventually, but as I understand it, the AF is PDAF (at least in good light), which I think she could benefit from. My final thought is an EP3, that way if she needs a camera, I can give her the EPM1, and then I have an EP3, which isn't too bad a trade off Or maybe I should get an OMD and give her the EPM1!!!!! No wait, I'm trying to get some cash out, not in, to my cameras. Any rate, any thoughts are very much appreciated. As you can tell, I've wrapped myself around the axle on this one.