Yes, there seems to never be a perfect camera that fits all of us. I'm not complaining, because I prefer to have competition and new features, which automatically insures that they will not be boring and all alike.I stopped in a our local camera store today and looked at the RX100.
Strike 1 - The first thing I noticed was the lack of a grip, so I started out disappointed.
Strike 2 - Then I tried to focus on various objects, and found I could not focus to something I thought was reasonably close, maybe a foot, more or less.
Then, I found that even with my large hands and fingers, I could operate the controls reasonably well. That was a plus.
The short zoom range was a bit disappointing.
I felt that the camera overall was pretty good, too bad I'd have to buy a aftermarket grip, otherwise I'd be dropping it a lot. The lack of a close focus position is not a huge deal if the camera were to cost $250, but for the price, it was a big disappointment.
I'm still considering it, they will have the Canon M series next week the salesman told me.
If the price of the G1 X drops more, it might be in my price range by Christmas.
G1X sounds better though heavier. I've also found G1X enjoyable to use than RX100. My only gripes is that its macro mode is disappointing also. EOS M might be a better alternative but it's bigger and bulkier and costlier. But it's also the perfect backup camera.
I kept trying to use the touch screen on the G1X and RX100, but no amount of wishing would make one appear
Thats somethinng that really works well on the T4i for someone with big clumsy fingers. Just touch the spot that you want in focus and its done.