GH1/G2 or Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital)

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GH1/G2 or Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital)

My sister is visiting Japan and she cannot make her mind on the camera to buy. She cannot decide between GH1/G2 and Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital). I have a GH1 and I am very satisfied with it except for the not so great low light performance.

My sister is currently using Canon G10 so I guess any Micro Four Thirds should have much better IQ in all areas? She is planning to use the new camera to mainly take photos of her family, including her 2 and 6 year olds.

What do you think the advantages of buying GH1/G2 over Canon 550D?

1. GH1 has much lighter body and lens. Therefore, there is probably more chance of taking the camera out.
2. The variable angle LCD on GH1/G2 is very useful.
3. GH1 take better videos than Canon (Continuous AF with 14-140mm lens)

Can you think of any other positive things about G2/GH1?

With Canon 550D, I guess it has...
1. Better IQ in low light
2. No lag in taking photos due to the optical viewfinder
3. My sister's friends have Canon so she can borrow lens from them.

I would still pick GH1 if I did not have it but I was wondering what others think about this.

Thank you.

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