marc03: Please stop saying Canon's G1 X sensor is near-APS-C size, it's not!It's marginally bigger than four third. Look at your own numbers.
I see your point better and I must be under-evaluating the number of Rebel users... ;)
Anyway, I hope you'll remember this conversation when Canon brings out their mirrorless system (that I'm sure will use the same sensor size as the GX 1) to will compete with Micro Four Third and APS-C systems - they still will be a lot closer to MFT than APS-C anyway you look at it.
And keep showing this diagram, it's worth a few hundred words!
I don't agree at all. People for who these sizes matter at all will know as much about about Four Thirds than APS-C. You don't have to go into much detail and saying that the G1 X sensor is near APS-C size is obviously misleading.
I made some math from the sizes you list in the different reviews and it's quite different as what you refer to in the text of the reviews;
G1 X is smaller than APS-C "standard" by 32% (not 20%)G1 X is smaller than APS-C "Canon" by 25% (not 20%)G1 X is bigger than Four Third by 13% (not 16%)
I think you just copied Canon's marketing speech here.
Keep up the good work anyway, I appreciate dpreview a lot!
Please stop saying Canon's G1 X sensor is near-APS-C size, it's not!It's marginally bigger than four third. Look at your own numbers.
meanwhile: Nearly 100 comments, and not one person (that I've seen) saying they would buy this. Who did Pentax market research this on?
Japan of course!It will be a good success there.