I purchased a Panasonic GX85 when it was first released because it seemed like a very inexpensive way to get into M4/3s cameras for the first time. To my pleasant surprise, it turned out to be an all round excellent interchangeable lens camera. It was an optimal size for me, not too small, comfortable to grip, not too large so it cannot fit into a coat pocket, and it had all the features that I had come to expect from the latest cameras. Originally I thought of using the GX85 as a kind of note taking camera for ideas that I can then later use to put the ‘big’ cameras to work for. However, it has become the camera that I carry around and use the most and that produces high quality images which are more than just ‘notes.’ While only sporting a 16MB sensor, the GX85 images are very sharp as it has no anti-aliasing filter, and it has a great sensor-based image stabilizing system as well as excellent autofocusing that together make for near foolproof image capture. Additionally there is a face/eye autofocus feature for perfect portraiture and street shooting. These are the main features that I find useful, but there is much more such as a built in flash, 4K video, time lapse, etc. My GX85 came with a much maligned kit lens, a tiny pancake 12-32mm f3.5-5.6, which I happen to really like. It is small and lets me tuck the GX85 in my pocket or in a bag with other stuff without taking too much room. As far as its optics are concerned, 12-32mm is just as sharp in the middle as many prime lenses and while it is a little softer in the corners, not by much. Of course there is a plethora of other lenses to choose from for M4/3s. I decided to stick with Panasonic lenses since I read (rightly or wrongly) that they work best with Panasonic’s image stabilization system. I also chose smaller sized lenses since I did not see the point of having a small camera with a giant lens attached to it. The Panasonic Leica Summilux 15mm f1.7 lens is a great wide angle lens, super sharp and small, as is the more normal focal length Panasonic 20mm f1.7, which is about the same size as the pancake kit lens. The Panasonic 20mm lens is said to be slow to autofocus, but on the GX85 I have had no issues, seems speedy enough to me. Finally the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 is an excellent portrait and short tele lens that has gorgeous bokeh and with its close focus feature it can double as a macro lens. Some day I would like to add a good telephoto lens for wildlife/bird photography, that would mean a bigger lens, but it would still be considerably smaller than the full frame equivalent kit. About the only negative comment I have about the GX85 is that I am a little disappointed with the electronic viewfinder, it seems too small and a bit finicky, however, it does the job, plus I often just use the LCD for quick shots anyway. Purchase the Panasonic GX85 here.