I recently picked up am m43 camera (Olympus E-M10) because I wanted something small with AF and none of the current Sony models were really appealing to me. First off, I like the little Olympus. It's small, fast and feels pretty good in the hand. I paired it up with the Panasonic 14/2.5 and 20/1.7 and I have an unbelievably compact kit that does a lot of things pretty well. I'm thinking of adding something in the 45mm range to give me the classic 28/40/90 set of focal lengths from the Minolta CLE. I see the Olympus as a great snapshot camera. I don't mean that as a denigration of the Olympus but merely a statement of how I see it fitting into the way I work. I came to the Olympus from using a NEX 5n and a Fuji X-E1 so I had no expectations that the IQ would be in the same ballpark. Surprisingly, it's a lot better than I thought it would be (possibly because the E-M10 has no AA filter). The biggest difference I see is that SOOC files from the Olympus files look pretty good and need a lot less tweaking. This is good because they have considerably less latitude to do so when you shoot RAW and I have begun to wonder if there is any value at all in shooting RAW with the Olympus. If I were going traveling I would definitely take the Olympus if for no other reason than the it would require less time in PP. I also don't put a priority on IQ when I travel because to me its about exploration and discovery so the camera is secondary. Another advantage for travel the Olympus has (most m43 cameras actually) is that it can be the basis of a pretty small kit if you pair it with the right lenses. in the end, small, reasonably fast AF, small good quality lenses...what's not to like?