One step forward, one step back:
They lost the flipping screen, it was so useful, waist level shots, ground level shots, over the head shots, macro from awkward angles.
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g15/QuoteIf it has a flippy screen and better video than the G12, I'll happily pay $600 for it and replace my G11.
It lost the flipping screen so it lost me, I'm off to buy a Nikon P7700 to replace my G11, tests or no tests I am sure I wont notice any appreciable difference in IQ as the sensors are the same size!
OK so the lens is not quite as bright but it has a longer zoom. I hardly used the OVF so that's no big deal. The G15 may have a faster lens but it's only nominal. I'd rather have had the minor extra thickness of the flippy screen than something 'pocketable'. Sorry Canon, you lost the plot. You had a brilliant camera and you just went and ruined one of it's selling points. That screen was really useful. A flat screen in bright sunlight is hopeless.
How could they ruin a camera that was so good and had such a following? What got into their heads? There were already enough pocketable cameras around we didn't need another one. they even had one themselves the S100 now the S110 so why another? If I really wanted a flat screen pocketable camera I'd have bought the Sony RX100!
Hey Gman, I'm keeping my G11 for now. P7700 lost its OVF for the swivel screen. The extra aperture isn't that convincing for me unless proven otherwise through tests. Anyway, enjoy your new P7700. Please give us some feedback and maybe samples. Who knows, you might convince me but till then, I'll stick with G11. Best of luck!