This is sure to drive down the price of the G1X.
No. It is a different and inferior camera.
Sensor size matters, as does lens quality, chassis, and impulse frequency capture.
Pixels are less important, but relative.
Pixels have become part of marketing hyperbole and sales sleaze. In truth, you'd need many
more pixels than are available in the best digital camera to equal true graphic print media
art scans used with film and transparency.
Sensors sizes in all digiwhizz cameras have been inhibited because of production costs.