My wife has outgrown her Canon A710 p&s camera and we're looking to get her something nicer. While my initial gut reaction was just to get her a dSLR, my own preference to rangefinders has me looking towards this new genera of mirror-less, interchangeable lens cameras.
My main concern is that the camera is a sensible size that either her or I will be willing to carry it around all the time (unlike SLR's with big kit zoom lenses which require their own cases). She wants something with good image quality and lenses that can have narrow depth of field. We both absolutely hate those electronic viewfinders as well as the tiny end-of-a-10-foot-tube viewfinders of the cheaper dSLR's as well. We'd like to get something in or under $1000.
Lastly, my main camera right now is a Bessa R3a with 40mm 1.4 Nokton MC. I have been really enjoying this camera and lens combination for the past year and a half or so (just need to get out and shoot more). I don't have a massive backlog of leica lenses (nor can I afford them) but was considering a micro 4/3's system as I would be able to adapt the lenses from the M sysem and therefor have an excuse to buy lenses "for US" rather than "for me"
Anyways, any recommendations would be great! I'm interested in a system rather than just a camera and lens.