The Panasonic GH2 just hit the financial sweet spot for me. You can buy the body, brand new for $749 from Amazon.com. But why don't I just get myself an OMD? Easy choice if you don't earn a living with your cameras but if you do this professionally you generally buy camera bodies in twos. You want to go out on the road with cameras that have identical operation and identical menus so you aren't hunched over with reading glasses, an owner's manual and a Maglite at some inopportune moment.
The GH2 was a revelation for me. I love the look and feel of the Olympus Pen cameras (EP-2 and EP-3) and I love the colors of their Jpeg files but when I first picked up a GH2 and shot it the integration of a really good sensor, a very usable EVF and a normal hotshoe grabbed me by the collar and made me pay attention.
Then I read the DP Review review of the camera: Here. And I realized that in most of the parameters I cared about Panasonic had jumped the chasm between m4:3 and APS-C cameras. And arrived with better video. (Which is really damn important for people trying to stay in the imaging business...). I keep looking at the OMD and it's pretty and solid and the finder is so excellent. But I have four batteries for the GH2, a good idea of where all the menu items are and a trust of the output of this camera.
It also works well with both my collection of current Panasonic and Olympus lenses as well as my vintage, Pen manual focus prime lenses. It's a proven commodity. A trusted tool.
I know the price is dropping because its replacement is approaching. But the announcement probably won't come until June and, with Panasonic's track record for inventory delivery it might be late Fall before I see one of the GH3's in the flesh. This is a stop gap. In the meantime I'll save up my money and play the waiting game. The GH2 is quickly becoming my camera of choice for street shooting with the Leica 25mm. No chatter. Sharp files. Low noise. It may not work for you but that's the rationalization I'm using on myself. Not to worry, I'm an easy sale.
Panasonic GH2 with Olympus Pen 70mm f2.0 lens.