Ben Thomas talks about the sensor size of 1.5 inches. It’s much larger (9x) than other Point and shoot. This gives you amazing low light performance and “Shallow depth of field”. It’s the ability to blur out the background and focus on the subject.
It also has 14 bit raw shooting. Something you find in a $6,000 camera.
With a 3″ varied angle screen, high resolution at 922 dots. Dedicated movie button at full 1080 resolution at 24 frames (or 720 at 30 fps). .mov format.
Even though it’s a fixed lens, you can take off the ring and put on accessories. The pop-up flash will help add light, but also add a light to the shoe and your point-and-shoot becomes a pretty professional camera.
The G1X takes SD cards. The Lithium battery takes about 250 shots. The G1X will be available at the end of February for $799.