I’ve never been a big Canon fan. In recent years I think only the S90 (and then S95) really took my fancy. Otherwise, there always seems to be something better to be had, for less, from some of Canon’s less well known rivals. But I’m always open to new offerings, ideas and products. And Canon have gotten my attention with their new G1X. Look at the size of that sensor! It’s bigger than the one in my MFT Olympus Pen. Slightly more range with the lens than I have with my kit lens. It’s a brighter lens too.
True, my Olympus is an interchangeable lens system. But there are advantages to having a fixed lens, and I suspect there’s be a few add on type lenses available for the GX1 before too long. There’s only one thing wrong with the GX1 from what I can see. The price. Nearly $800?! I’ll have to dream on. shame. I’d love to give that beast a good work out around London after dark, to put those high ISO numbers to good use.