I am very pleased with this camera! I've had it just over a week, having upgraded from a point and click camera (Lumix TZ2). I was fed up with the shutter lag on these cameras, and the lack of control - I kept ending up with blurred photos of my very active son - even when using sports mode. I did like the size of the Lumix, so upgrading to Micro Four Thirds seemed an excellent compropmise between image quality and camera size. The quality of the photos are excellent - focus is fast enough for my needs, and its great to get that manual control back when I need it! I also bought the PEN E-PL1 for Dummies book. There are very few differences between the E-PL1 and E-PL2 cameras, so the book is still very applicable. It has ensured that after a week, I am no longer using the iAuto modes, instead preferring to go for shutter or aperture priority modes.