Edgar Matias: I'd take this over an RX100 in a heartbeat. Nice work Canon.
Still the G1 X Mark II is too big - if it is not pocketable, you might as well choose a bigger and more capable camera to put in your bag.
FastFisher: Forget the image quality for now.Korean users are finding what seems like a major design flaw with 5DIII.Currently light leaks through the top LCD panel and it screws the metering sensor. Therefore if you shoot anything beside manual, your exposure will be incorrect. Test it for yourself and you'll see.
Seems that there might indeed be a light leak issue: www.canonrumors.com/2012/04/canon-5d-mark-iii-light-leak/
ProfHankD: I think this means I should complete tweaking my free software that fixes orbs:
It currently has some trouble identifying orbs, but I'm collecting training cases, and should have a fairly reliable version ready for full source code release soon.
Many thanks, ProfHankD!I am very grateful for your time and effort you have put in developing this tool. Maybe this tool is not perfect yet, but considering the time I would have to spend correcting every blown light source in every affected picture, this tool is already a big big step forward.
I think that the hope for Fuji users might be the case with Sigma SD9 - that model had very similar blown out highlights, see http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd9/page16.asp
And Sigma did come up with a firmware fix:SIGMA SD9 CAMERA FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 126.96.36.1992 December 15, 2003Benefits of this Firmware (V 188.8.131.522) Update:* Reduced tendency to highlight blowouts and "blooming" in overexposed long exposure shots.* Several bugs fixed
Sigma also made changes in its RAW processing software that also helped to improve the issue with color clipping:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd10/page14.asp
So let us hope Fuji can come up with a good firmware/software fix, too.