Guess my simple question would be which one would you
guys choose: this one or similar priced Canon T3i? pros / cons ?
No easy answer. Go to DPReview.com and do the research yourself and decide.
I had DSLRs, and I now have one of these (and a GX1). I prefer this G5, now, but that's me, and I'll probably get something different in a year or so as tech and needs change.
As a stand-alone deal, this is a slick one.