@Willd I am a bit more than an amateur photog, but I won’t go so far as to say I am a pro by any means! My opinion is based on what it is you are going to be using the cam for? I mean is this just recreational photo-ing or do you want a more professional look to your pics. You can’t go wrong with a Canon (although I am a Nikon girl, I do appreciate the Canon line, especially the dSLR’s.)
Point and shoot is just that, point and shoot. But the dSLR’s can also be point and shoot if you adjust the settings. So it comes down to how much control you want over the actual picture taking. I prefer dSLRs because I can shoot in raw and post-edit later. Not sure if the Olympus can do that, nor do I care to know.
I will tell you, in my experience (which albeit is limited in the Olympus arena) and that of several photog friends, I am not impressed with many camera’s in the Olympus line.
The accessory bundle is pretty cool for the Cannon. That Macro lens would sell it for me.
Good luck with your choice.