Panasonic has relvealed their first macro four third systems camera - an interchangable lenses camera without mirror. http://www.dpreview.com/Previews/PanasonicG1/ "September 12,2008: Panasonic today announced the release of the DMC-G1, an exciting new digital interchangeable lens camera that is based on the new Micro Four Thirds System Standard. Combining a downsized body and advanced camera features that realize the operational comfort even as easy as that of compact cameras, the super-mobile G1 shatters the old notion that all digital SLRs are bulky, heavy and hard to use. This, plus the superior picture quality made possible by a 4/3-type image sensor, draws a clear line between the new-generation Lumix G1 and all conventional digital SLR cameras." The design is defintely a change from the old slr design coming through past 50 years! The camera will have full time live view and EVF. The focus is contrast based autofocus, with high speed (panasonic mentioned some statistics in the release) Lenses are limited as of now. (only two lenses introduced - LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-F5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. and LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-F5.6/MEGA O.I.S) Also the new lenses are not Leica badged - they are Lumix lenses. I hope Olympus will introduce their camera with in body image stablization. Current 4/3 lenses can be used using adaprot but only few of them can autofocus.