Originally Posted by sti_boy
How about the canon EOS M with 22mm pancake? Its compact, easy to use and APS-C. It also is going to be backed up by some level of lens system beyond the two now. The 22 acts like a 35mm on a full frame which is perfect for travel.
My personnal take on this is that the EOS-M is is a fairly bad camera because Canon can't afford to make a good camera that will draw people into mirrorless (then they could switch to other brands). Sure the camera itself is more compact, but the lenses are not all that compact, they have very few native lenses for it. Sure you can use other lenses, but then you are stuck with an adapter which defies the purpose of going for a more compact body. Also, I may be wrong since I am saying this on top of my head, but if I remember correctly the focus speed is pretty sluggish (like the G1X).
The life proof cameras are interesting since they offer something more than other cameras in durability, but I don't like that the picture quality is too close to cellphones because of their small sensor, but they are still ahead of them.