Hi, I've been searching around for a fairly small camera that has decent image quality and seem to keep going back and forth between these 3. First off, I am not a pro and never intend to be. Features I would like: - Fast autofocus. The faster, the better. - Quiet - Somewhat small - Good image quality of course - Built in HDR mode (not a deal breaker) - Built in panorama mode (not a deal breaker) So far, Olympus OM-D EM-5 PROS: - Fast autofocus - IBIS - Weatherproof - I was able to play with it in person and the shutter seemed pretty quiet to me. - EVF CONS: - Most expensive - No built-in flash - I would have to buy another lens for it to be more compact (the panny 20mm 1.7 seems like a popular option), so this option would end up being MUCH more expensive. I'm also not sure what affect this lens would have on autofocus speed. Of course I realize this lens is not weatherproof. - I've read this camera may have some problems with CA and banding. Is this really a big deal? - No built in HDR (?) or panorama. Panasonic G5 PROS: - Kit lens is fairly compact so I would not need to buy another lens immediately. - Zoom lever for power zoom lens - 1080p 60fps video - Articulating Screen - Built in flash - Silent shutter option (I've read that this can introduce problems when taking pictures of moving subjects or if you move the camera while the shot is being taken. I think it's referred to as rolling shutter or some sort?) - EVF - Built in HDR - Reviews state autofocus is pretty quick - Cost CONS: - Possibly the worst image quality of the three, but not bad by any means from what I've seen. - It seems to be the bulkiest of the bunch. - No local stores stock this camera so I would have to go by size comparisons online. I also cannot test the shutter sound with the electronic shutter off. - No built in panorama (?) Sony Nex-5N PROS: - Image quality - 1080p 60fps video - Built in HDR and panorama - Cost. There are deals to be had since there is a newer model. CONS: - Loudest of the bunch, even with EVF first turned on. - Lenses are big. - The only currently available pancake lens supposedly isn't that great and there is no OIS (!) for the 16mm. The power zoom won't be coming out until early next year?? - No built in flash - Slowest autofocus of the bunch Anywho, that is my current take on the cameras I've been looking into, and may sort of give a better idea of what I'm looking for. If any of the information I've found is wrong, please correct me. So now that you know what I'm looking for in a camera, perhaps you (yes, you!) can give me a bit of insight into which of these would be the better option, or at least clear up some of my uncertainties/concerns. Also, if you have another camera to suggest, I'm all ears. Thanks! Oh yeah, I'm a pixel-peeper.