[I posted this on Mu-43, but I'll post it here too for whatever it may be worth.] It's not about not loving the E-PL5 for many things and as I've said on here before it has some operational features I wish my E-M5 would have. It's not about image quality either. The E-PL5 rocks. The reason is that I do some paid gigs with my cameras and the last one I did I shot the E-M5 with the 75mm f/1.8 and the E-PL5 with the 17mm f/1.8 and overall they both did well... EXCEPT for the following that dogged me with the E-PL5: When you put a flash on it, you can't use the VF-2 and I like to use a viewfinder when shooting events for most things. If nothing else, both hands holding the camera to ones face is a more stable position. It was on a sling strap and I had repeated problems with the mode dial jumping to another position. I'd pick up the camera and shoot quickly when something happened and it was in the wrong mode and I lost shots. So, a member on Mu-43 was looking to trade a G5 and some lenses for a decent Olympus body to get IBIS and I made the swap. Since I'll probably eventually get the Panasonic 12-35mm zoom for paid gigs it can go on the G5. I don't know who came out better overall but we'll both be getting what we're looking for as my trading partner want's IBIS to shoot manual focus primes. I'm giving them my VF-2 also since I won't need it now with two cams with built in EVF. The G5 has no IBIS but shooting wide I have less need for stabilization anyway so even with a non-stabilized wide prime I'm okay. At events I have to up the shutter speed anyway to catch action. I still have the E-M5 for critical work, the LX7 for daily carry-about and now the G5 for my wide shooter for events and as a backup for the E-M5 -- AND I'm not out of pocket any cash except for shipping since it's a swap.