Wow the G1X is bigger and heavier than the eos-m, didn't realize G1X was as big as it was! Given it has extra focal length but wow well over a pound in weight! G series got beefy since I owned G9! Eos-m is still winning for me I like the idea of a 22mm f2 lens for walk around!
And this, gentle readers, is why the mirrorless design is going to take over the top end of the PowerShot line. It already beats the G1X in every spec and costs the same price.
And every Rebel from here on out will be EF-M as well, of course. It's a no-brainer, really. What, you think Canon will introduce a new entry-level removable-lens camera that can't take the same lenses as their latest-and-greatest entry-level removable-lens camera?
Goodbye PowerShot G, goodbye Rebel, hello mirrorless.
(The XD won't see mirrorless for a loooooooooooooooooong time, of course....)
Maybe it will take over the top end of the G type series for folks who need the extra IQ a plethora of lenses and maybe it's going to be a G1X killer but for some of us who dont want to have to carry a camera bag it doesn't fit the bill and surely wont replace the Gxx format. Not all of us want to travel with an EOS M body however small and light, plus lenses, plus a flashgun and have something that even with a pancake lens is no longer pocketable. Not only that where's the articulated screen gone?
No, I think that this will replace the G1X but not the Gxx series. The G1X was an aberration that might serve some but it's bulkier and heavier now than both the EOS M and the G12. Surely the intro of the EOS M line will mean that Cannon must have a G12 sucessor in the pipeline even if it's called G 12a or G14 that will be announced at Photokina? Anyway isn't it a bit strange that the EOS M has been announced now but not available until mid October?
I put my G11 down next to an Oly OMD EM5 the other day and the body itself is smaller than my G11 but as soon as you pop a lens on it the advantage of a compact like the G11 or G12 is lost. I just dont want to carry loads of lenses around anymore. I am hooked on having a decent zoom that fit's most of my needs and a camera with decent IQ that I can travel with despite the baggage restrictions enforced on us by most airlines.