I've been a Canon user since the late '70s, moved over to the EOS-1 system twenty years ago and have been completely digital the past six. These days I use 1DS and 1D bodies almost exclusively, but could appreciate a somewhat smaller and lighter camera to carry around for casual photography situations.Thought I'd "refresh" my first post on here, now that Canon has announced the G1X. It's certainly a giant step forward with the APS-C size sensor. Now, if only they'd put in some fast "L" glass!
A few years back I had a Powershot Pro 1, which almost answered my needs. But, I would have liked faster response, more accurate focusing and definitely a larger sensor. I've owned a couple QL-17s over the years and used them as take-anywhere cameras. It's about the right size for me, as the point-and-shoot models have always felt too small, especially in their controls.
It would be a great idea if Canon brought back the QL name in a mirrorless model, and even nicer if they could fit an APS-C sensor in it along with interchangable, fast and hopefully "L-quality" glass, though I'd probably still buy it in four-thirds configuration. Nice, too, if they could keep controls intuitive, simple and large enough for those of us who are mostly thumbs.