TSchrief wrote in post #15430763
Every time I get the desire for something smaller and more portable, I get out my wife's SX260HS and try some ISO 800 shots, or chase my 3-year old grandson around the house with it. That usually sends me back to my 60D with a strong appreciation for 0.059s shutter lag and the noise profile of an APS-c sensor. Sometimes I would like an un-gripped Rebel, but it really isn't that much smaller, and I still need lenses.
This is an interesting comment. If you are interested in a smaller camera with image quality comparable or better to your 60D, why would you test a p&s with a tiny sensor for "comparison"?
The E-M5 sensor is superior to the 60D's sensor. Noise is probably better controlled overall, especially in shadow areas. Shutter lag is similar. Single shot autofocus speed and accuracy is excellent. On the other hand, continous AF tracking is definitely a weakness.
The E-M5 is a great option if you want a small(er) camera with high image quality and a great lens selection. It is not a replacement for my full frame kit, but there are no Canon APS-C cameras that would tempt me to give up the Olympus at this point.