MoreorLess...you are giving out bad information. The sensor on the Canon is actually LARGER! Not significantly...image quality between the two cameras is basically very close.
Canon G7X Sensor: 5472 x 3648 pixels
Olympus E-PL7 Sensor: 4608 x 3456 pixels
And I am a huge Olympus fan! LOL! I have a 10-Lens Canon Full-Frame System
and a 10-Lens Olympus MFT System (Canon .... please take note of full, complete mirrorless system!!!!
Both are incredible. I do not own a P&S Camera because my E-PL6 is so small and versatile, why would I need one!
I am in need of a new smaller camera. I will only use it with the kit lens.
I wonder, will the image quality of the Olympus E-PL7 be much better than the G7X?
When the G7X has the Sony sensor and size is not a main concern what would you buy?
Or maybe the Sony A5100. But i read the kit lens is very bad.
Please help i don´t know....
The E-PL7 would likely be better in good light due to the larger sensor, the G7X's faster lens would in theory actually make it the superior low light camera(E-PL7's sensor is just under a stop better but g7X's lens is closer to 2 stops faster) although how the lens performs wide open is of course unknown.
Personally I'd buy a Canon EOS M + 22mm and 18-55mm as by far the best value at the moment.