u4/3 for backpacking?

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u4/3 for backpacking?
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I have a Canon G5X II, 1" sensor, zoom range (full frame equiv) of 24-120mm.

I find the zoom range to be perfect for my mountain uses. The 120mm (equiv) helps with wildlife photos. But I'd like to go to a larger sensor for (hopefully, and please do correct me if I'm wrong) image quality, and am wondering about M4/3. I have been looking at Lumix G9, and Olympus EM-5 III. There are at least two u4/3 lenses that have the kind of zoom range I am looking for ( Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6). Am I overlooking another lens?

Both Panasonic and the Olympus both have viewfinders (a must-have for me).

Mostly shooting stills, but some video here and there. Not sure how important 4K video is to me. I shoot in HD in my Canon and the results are acceptable. I don't know enough about 4K video to really know if I want/need it or not.

What are your opinions on these cameras intended for backpacking trips? The lure of both of them is that the sensor is a little larger (compared to my Canons 1" sensor ), and both have in-camera image stabilization, and weather proofing. The Olympus has PD auto focus, and that's a plus. And it's a fair bit lighter than the Panasonic.

Opinions?

And is there some other camera I am overlooking?

Canon PowerShot G5 X Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
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