When you go into a shop to play with the oly gear, keep in mind that the 14-42 isn't one of Olympus' MSC lenses, however its 14-150 is. I have both. Yes the 14-42 is slower than a DSLR, but I personally don't think that's the case with the 14-150, it's quick to focus. Also, with the E-PL1, you have access to Olympus' wireless flash system. I personally am one for in body IS just because it allows me to use slowing shutter speeds in lower light situations (I posted some pics back on page 2 and I was getting down to 1/4, 1/2 a second hand held.