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So it seems the going price (Amazon sellers at least) is $739 for the G1X. Meanwhile, as much as I absolutely love the S100 it finally slipped out of my hand and cracked the LCD. It still works, and I have some tape on the glass to keep it together, but I've had too many near misses with that camera. I love the size and that I can clip it on my belt, however I find it too easy to drop obviously.

So with the first price drop on the G1X I ordered one. I'm traveling next week and can't take anything bigger.
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Re: S100 too small for my hands; upgrading to G1X (new price drop)
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 10:28:20 AM »
Bummer.  :(

While I've never dropped mine, if I do it will be fine. Why?  Because it will only fall about 6" before it's brought up short by the wrist strap...which, I believe, is the main purpose of having one (though admittedly, I swapped the stiff one that came with the S100 for the more supple one from the S95).
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Re: S100 too small for my hands; upgrading to G1X (new price drop)
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 07:51:01 PM »
Bummer.  :(

While I've never dropped mine, if I do it will be fine. Why?  Because it will only fall about 6" before it's brought up short by the wrist strap...which, I believe, is the main purpose of having one (though admittedly, I swapped the stiff one that came with the S100 for the more supple one from the S95).

Yeah I should have mentioned that straps don't really work for me. Too slow to get it on or something. Pulling a DSLR out of a top loader, or a small camera out of a SnapR works.

Well now I'll have a SnapR man purse and a 1GX, we'll see how that works. The G12 certainly fits in my hand much more securely than the S100, plus I have the SnapR strap.

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Re: S100 too small for my hands; upgrading to G1X (new price drop)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 09:48:54 PM »
This is why the flipbac grip is so nice on my S95..


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Re: S100 too small for my hands; upgrading to G1X (new price drop)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 09:58:18 PM »
I have that issue as well, and recently found that my fingers are losing their feeling from diabetes, so I cannot feel the tiny buttons.  The G1 X was better, but still too small.
I'm going to need to buy wrist straps for all my cameras, but if I dropped my 1D MK IV with 100-400mm L, it would break my wrist :)

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Re: S100 too small for my hands; upgrading to G1X (new price drop)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 09:58:18 PM »