I decided that I wanted a little more capability from my small camera so I replaced the Canon G1X which has served me pretty well for a new to me Olympus OM-D E-M10:
With the 14-42 pancake lens it's actually smaller than the G1X in every dimension though the zoom range/max aperture aren't as good, but you can change lenses and I'm planning to buy mostly primes to go with this body.
Both the E-M10 and 5 are hovering around 300 dollars for a used one in good condition so it's at about the right price point for a first DSLR or travel camera. With the lens I paid around 450. And if you don't need that small of a camera for the same money you could get an E-M5 and a Olympus 12-50 F/3.5-6.3 and have a relatively compact weather sealed rig. If anyone here rides that would be a great combo to put in your tank bag and then not have to worry much about the elements.
So some first impressions:
The small size of this thing is amazing, I had a similar experience when I first got an Olympus E-420 years but even that would be a huge next to this camera.
It's a really easy camera to just go out and shoot with, but only at a basic level.... one of the highlights and initial headaches is that Olympus throws TONS of features into their bodies. It wasn't too bad with the E-420/620 but with the E-M10 I've had to go into the manual/forums a decent bit to get it set up the way I wanted. It is worth it though because there are some things which I wish it was possible to have in traditional DSLR's like a live histogram in the viewfinder. I'd say that I still prefer an optical viewfinder especially in the D7200/D750 but from my experiences with pentamirror cameras like the D3X00/D5X00 series it's a draw between them and the EVF with both sides having some advantages.
As for the image quality and AF performance I'll know a lot more in the coming weeks. But with the initial dozen or so shots I gotta say it's doing a good job; while it doesn't have the latitude of Nikon's latest sensors but it's a lot closer to those cameras than the G1X. Right now I'm really excited possibilities for this camera, I have issues in my hands and wrists which make holding my DSLR's sometimes very painful so this could be a much more capable backup. Especially after I buy the 25 & 45 F1.8's from Olympus in the not too distant future.