Need help deciding of M4/3 camera

Started Jun 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Jman09 Junior Member • Posts: 27
Need help deciding of M4/3 camera

I just sold my Digital Rebel XTi and 430 exII flash(which was barely used). And my 55-250 and Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non-vc lens are still on eBay.

I sold that system because it wan't getting used all that often. Only getting used when I go on vacation or to baseball games, which was 3-4 times since last July. When I first got it I would take it to family and friend gatherings, but then left it home more and more. So, I sold it in order to get a smaller system.

I am looking at the E-PL2 w/ kit lens for $549 on Amazon.
Or a refurbished E-PL1 w/ kit for $344 on Amazon.

Are the added features of the E-PL2 worth the $200? And if I got the PL1, I would be able to get one of the prime lenses sooner then getting the PL2.

And lastly, I was also considering the Oly XZ-1 about $470 on Amazon. I really liked that 2.8 lens of the Tamron with my XTi. And like how the XZ-1 has a bigger aperture all the way through the zoom range then the Tamron. One negative of the XZ-1 is the smaller sensor.

Any help would be appreciated. I've been going crazy flipping back and forth between sites.

 Jman09's gear list:Jman09's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL2 Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +4 more
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