Hey ! everything is a compromise ...Size, weight, quality, performance and of course , price.Everybody has different priorities and requirements.Lot of people here seem to want a larger sensor.Go buy a G1X.Remenber the compromise though, a larger sensor requires larger lenses and this is a compact camera. You can't have large sensors without larger lenses !!!!!!So what do you want ? larger sensor, or compact camera ..... your choice.Compromises !!!