>Picture quality is very good, but the >14-45mm lens is a little soft on the long end, but still very >useable. The wide end is very sharp.
>I wish Nikon had >gotten on the 4/3 bandwagon instead of their own format.
Are you referring to the Panasonic 14-45 or the Olympus 14-42? The Panasonic is supposed to be the sharper of the two, albeit it is supposed to be at its best on the wide end. And, I share your disappointment with Nikon. I have now purchased two M43 bodies and a number of lenses, and its a shame that Nikon did not join the consortium or offer a viable alternative. The V/J1 cameras offer some nice features, but not enough to entice me.