Howdy, I don't want to beat around the bush, so I'll just say that several people have been trying to help me answer this question on the micro 4/3 forum. I'd like to hear what Sony users have to say... Here's the thing. I have been saving money to get a decent camera that's going to serve me for a couple of years. I used to have an E-PL1 and it was my first step into photography. Now I'm considering the following choices: 1) E-M5/E-M1 with a f/2.8 12-40mm lens (plus the 45mm lens I still owe) 2) Fuji X-T1 3) Sony A7 Now, I know I'm a bastard, but I'm simply going to copy some of the question from the other forum. Oly: 1) Is OM-D E-M1 a much better choice than E-M5? I can get an E-M1 with the 12-40mm lens for 1600USD whereas E-M5 with the same lens would cost me about 150USD less. 2) If I you already had a 45mm f/1.8 lens, would you go for the 12-40mm? Or perhaps something else and cheaper? Fuji X-T1: 1) Is the kit lens really as good as they say? The camera with the kit lens would cost me about 250USD less than the E-M1, plus I could sell my like-new 45mm Oly. (I don't need a super fast AF, I'm not into sports pics) 2) I don't know what kind of colors X-T1 delivers and I don't know if the AF fails or not. 3) Does the X-T1 have a touchscreen? I think it doesn't but some websites are not clear on that. 4) Is the bigger sensor in Fuji a real killer? I know that a lot of APS-C users say that m4/3 sensors are simply worse because of the size. Sony A7: 1) If I'm into portaits... Is this the best way to go? (When it comes to price, same situation here, a bit cheaper than E-M1, plus the 45mm gets sold) 2) Is A7 superior in most ways to E-M1/E-M5 and Fuji X-T1? If so, what would you say is its biggest advantage and biggest shortcoming? Thanks a million for any insights! PS I have to add that I'm not a pro. In fact I'm but a photography learner.