Adorama has a combo deal for the G1X, it includes the camera, printer, and adobe software for a net price of $399 after $400 rebate.
I've been looking for the price to drop to something reasonable.
If I sell the printer and software, its a better deal yet.
And buy the 250D closeup lens to have that missing macro. There's also one from Kenko and Hoya.
I've had one, I will not hang one of those on a P&S lens again. Those cheapo plastic gears can barely take a slight bump without something hanging on the end.
The G1X finally arrived last night, it was delayed a few days by the storm in new jersey. I took a couple of test shots in the house, and found it to be much more capable than our G11.
I took a image of the G11, this was about as close as I could focus with a first try, I need to brush up on its actual close focus procedure to make sure I'm not missing something.
Autofocus seemed to be very s-l-o-w, but might improve in better light.
The image was under some poor incandesent light so the color varies, its much better under flourescent lighting. The shadows look pinkish after uploading the image, I could edit that some more, but its just a test shot, and one of the first 3 or 4.