IMHO, as a Canon Guy, Having owned $40-$50,000 in Canon gear, Canon needs to start from the ground up and completely redesign the "G" camera... By using the Rebel imager, redesign the zoom lens accordingly, and eliminate the optical viewfinder and utilize very high resolution EVF similar to what SONY has done... Or else, there will be serious migration away from Canon for these Type cameras.. Same goes for their $1300 SLR cameras... Look at SONY's A77 and compare it to the Canon 7D, which we own... Yes the 7D was a great camera when it was released, but Next to SONY's A77, it simply doesn't measure up at all... I'd hate to switch, but I'm contemplating switching to the A77 and the A99 when they become available... I have recently sold almost all our Canon gear on eBay in preparation of the new equipment releases in 2012... So we will see what Canon has in its line up in the next 4 months... In March, 2012, we will be shopping for the best there is... If The Canon SLR cameras have the vision shown with its C300 HD Video gear, we may be pleased... I actually hope so... Otherwise, watch SONY, as their purchase of Minolta was not an accident, SONY is going the one to keep up with... JimW.