ChrisH37: Over $1000 for the kit seems excessive.
Also, I assume 16-80mm 2.8 is a typo, missing the '-4'.
It is not the price of the camera but > $1,000 for the kit lense what seems excessive.
Thank you all for your comments (and thanks to Lext123 for the very interesting challenge topic). Happy new year to everybody! Gerald
Many thanks to everybody for your votes and comments.-Gerald