given that Sony is selling the RX1 for about $2800, if Canon put a similar fixed 35 f/2 lens on an APS-C sized sensor, it would definitely be way cheaper, right? like, $1800, or maybe less?
frankly, I wouldn't mind a G1X type body with a G1X-sized sensor (even with its slighly excessive bulk, but a diet would also be appreciated) if they gave up a fast, wide, [zoom] lens instead of an elephantine zoom. how about a 24mm - 35mm f/1.8? or a 21mm - 40mm f/2.8?
Canon is trying so hard to make these one-off cameras be a jack-of-all-trades but really, instead of giving us a swiss army knife, we end up instead with a blunt butter knife. the G1X does everything, sort of, and nothing very well at all. a little more clarity of design vision would go a long way into convincing consumers that there is, in a fact, a reason to own one of these.