Ok guys I understand this NEX has been out for a while now, outmegapixeled by the 7, and about to get obsoleted by the 5R, lol. However, this is my first NEX that I've chosen after pretty extensive research, so bear with my enthusiasm First off, it's really really tiny, smaller than my GX-1 (my primary camera for the past 6 months after over 10 years with various DSLRs). The body isn't as nicely hefty and sturdily built as the Panny, but I think the paint won't chip at corners like it has on the GX-1 (metal housing underneath). The 16:9 screen isn't as convenient but then the resolution is higher, it's crisp and beautiful (I'd take a lower res 3:2 anyway, though). The menus and user interface are quite different, but I'm getting the hang of it already. Not the most intuitive UI I can think of, but not a nightmare either (unlike Olympus'). The shutter sound is annoying, lol. But the IQ is pretty sweet ! Have yet to see the pics on my computer, but they seem very good on the LCD. One thing I'm *really* grateful for is the added subject isolation over m4/3. Now, I bought the NEX partly for the focus peaking feature, and I have to admit it works beautifully !! I'm sure I'll get better with it with practice, but from the get go I'm getting very usable results, shooting a manual 1.8 50 FD wide open (a semi dud, by the way). I'll post some pictures tonight but was so excited I had to share !