Just looking at the daylight RAW comparison to the Sony RX100 II and forgive me if I'm wrong, but it sure looks like the Canon is the clear equal (or better) and also at high ISOs. Regardless, the G1 XII looks like a good very good camera and shoots quite well (maybe less so in video, but that's not a concern for me) by all I can see. Fully deserving of the Silver it earned.
Dan DeLion: Not terribly impressive results for such a large camera with a very limited lens. If it's your only camera its' limited lens is a hindrance. If it's a portable alternative to your DSLR – you can get the same results with much smaller, more versatile and cheaper cameras. It probably has some advantages at higher ISO's if you can live with its' limitations. This one is destined for the dustbin of history.
You're joking, right? We must be looking at different samples, because to my eyes these look very impressive. Particularly the higher ISO images. There are one or two with what appears to be camera shake, but for the most part this camera gives excellent pro quality images. I can't see how you can not see this. Plus, this camera is NOT large for how big it's sensor is!
Looks very impressive at high ISO's. Could be a very handy camera to own!