filmlaw: I am really torn and solicit everyone's opinion. I can't decide between a Sony NEX 7 and E-M5. Kit lens with both to start. I want a camera that delivers great images after enlargement and post-processing and is easy to travel with thus the reason the DSLR must stay home. I have now ordered both but will only purchase one. I like the idea of the size of the APS-C sensor over the 4/3. I have downloaded and thoroughly read both manuals and every review and I am still looking for the definitive reason to select one over the other. Conversely, the E-M5 image stabilization in the body seems superior to optical stabilization. Thank you for any help.
In the main there isn't enough difference to worry about. If you like how one operates over the other go with that one. Sony may have the best senors but it has the a so-so processor. I've owned a 5n and borrowed a 7 so I know how easy it is to fool the processor. Operation is where the biggest difference will be.