I am going to buy this just because I have been buying and using religiously G series cameras since the G9 and love them for what they are.....they one thing I cannot stand is Canon going with a pop up flash! For me it is simply one more thing to get broken and break and a pain in the butt compared to having a flash built in ready to go in the previous versions. I would be curious to hear what their reason was for doing this, but unless it was out of necessity due to having limited room or something for the new sensor they f#$ked up in my opinion. My Panasonic LX5 for example always has the flash getting accidentally popped up when pulling out of its little carrying case...as I said one more moving part ready to get ripped off or break. Lame!