At every CANON's release I see hundreds of posts that seems to me like the doomsday for CANON. But it remains at the top and its products are generally a huge sales success. Funny that I don't see this in others manufacturers' forums.
jimr: For a consumer level camera the lack of a built in flash is surprising and a mistake. The NEX 3F would be the example to follow given the road that Canon is going down.
I probably will not buy this camera because I have no use for it, but a fill flash is a must in compact camera.