Second camera: Panasonic GF3 vs. Olympus E-PL1

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Spectacle99
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Second camera: Panasonic GF3 vs. Olympus E-PL1

I am an about-to-be new Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner (waiting like everyone else for delivery). With prices dropping like crazy on previous micro four-thirds models, I am considering buying a second camera for my wife's use, and we'll then be able to share lenses. So I am deciding between the following two models, and would appreciate any advice before making my choice:

  1. Olympus E-PL1 body & Panasonic 14mm pancake lens

  2. Panasonic GF3 in kit w/same Panasonic 14mm pancake lens

Both combos cost almost exactly the same price. Since my other lenses are Olympus lenses, as well as having a couple of OM manual focus lenses, I was thinking that the E-PL1 would be the better choice, as it has IBIS built in, and the GF3 does not.

Do you all think this is the right choice, or is there some reason why I should consider going with the GF3 instead?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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