There were four main faults with the G1X:
- Slow AF
- Slow lens
- Poor optical viewfinder
- Size and bulk
The G1X Mk. II looks like it might
have fixed the first two of the problems, but there are two issues to which we still don't have definitive answers: how quick is the new AF system? How quick does the lens maximum aperture start to lose speed? I suspect the answer to both questions will be "very"!
As for the other two problems, it seems that Canon has "solved" both problems by gelding the G1X of any sort of viewfinder other than the LCD. I suppose that what they have done is a solution, it's just not the one most customers would have suggested. It's a shame, because how much better would have the reception been if it had a built-in EVF?