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I am thinking about a smaller camera system for hiking and traveling. I have been taking my Nikon D300, along with an 11-16mm, an 18-70, and a 70-300 on hikes and trips, and with the expansion of mirrorless offerings, I could avoid the bulk.
The cameras that look the most interesting are the 16MP Olympus OM-D EM5 (as well as the Oly E-PM2 at $500) and the Sony NEX-7.
I haven't tried any of the mirrorless systems before, but I imagine the NEX-7 has the benefit of higher resolution for great landscapes, an APS-C size sensor for shallower DOF, and a built in flash. The downside appears to be the larger lens size, and the smaller selection (and at times marginal quality) of lenses.
The Olympus cameras appear to have better quality lenses and more selection, but the lack of a built in flash is a big deal to me (I like to use fill flash quite a bit.) The sensor appears to be very good- pretty close actually in DR, low ISO etc... to the Sony, but obviously not as optimal for DOF/subject isolation.
Can anyone with knowledge with these systems comment on their experience- are there other factors that make one or the other system better?