TB Rich: I currently shoot with a G10 and have never once felt that I needed a flip-out screen. I don't consider that a loss and certainly this new lens looks a welcome improvement. But, without a bigger sensor my desire to upgrade hasn't been satisfied, shame.
I assume they will still maintain the 'X' range of G-Series? So here's to hoping the 'G2X' or whatever it will be called, combines this fast lens with it's bigger sensor.
G2X : plus looking for macro support
manhattankid: I am very disappointed in the G15.
First what happened to the G13 and G14???
Canon removed the flip screen which to me is the best feature of the G series. I have owned the G 5 which came out in 2003, the G6 (which I bought used instead of buying the G 9 and G 10), and have been thrilled with the G12.
The G5 had F 2.0 lens, canon later lost that and now brings it back, it had raw, canon later dropped that with the G7 and brought it back , and it had an articulated screen which canon dropped and brought back.
Why not make a G series camera with a larger sensor, F 2.0 and articulated screen? That is not a fantasy camera since Canon already has these features in other cameras it makes. I will be passing up on the G15.
Might be "unlucky" numbers:13 = english unlucky14 = cantonese chinese "ten" + "four" = sounds like "certain" + "death" (not sure if Japanese has similar meaning)
BenoitD: I currently own a G11 (as well as a DSLR), which I'm extremely pleased with as it seems to me the ideal compromise between portability and sophistication. I can't wait to see some sample shots from the G15 at full aperture, to see what effect the new lens has on depth of field, as the excess thereof is in my opinion the greatest drawback of a small-sensor camera.
Similar position here also, have a Canon 40D & G11, prefer the G12 with the front dial (it's quite slow on the G11 to do the full manual control).
Was looking forward to the G15, but screenshots of what looks like a fixed screen made me look further into this and found it to be true. I am really disappointed on the fixed screen on the G15 and I won't upgrade this time, my G11 is still in perfect working order with no problems at all.
Why do they never offer something that is truely excellent in all areas, G-series are always a bit bulker than your normal compact, if I want a compact I'll consider the Canon's equivalent S110. Now that the G-upgrade is off, looks like a Canon 5DmkIII is on the cards now, just waiting for it to come down in price a bit more...