Looking for a new camera

I am looking for camera that is a step up from a point and shoot and more portable than a dslr. I also like having the option to shoot with manual controls when possible. Naturally I have been looking very hard at the NEX-6 and the OM-D E-M5. I was hoping some users could give me some pros and cons of each and if someone has seen a head to head comparison on the web to please send me the link. Also if I am looking in this price range would I be better off just getting a lower end dslr?

thanks