David Hart: Um... a strong magnetic strip on the end of the lens cap... Not a good idea...
I can just picture forgetting the clip and dropping the lens cap in my pocket with the memory card full of a couple of day's worth of vacation pictures...
Also, remember to keep this out of the hands of any young kids. Swallowing strong magnets never ends well..
What does a magnet have to do with a memory card? Cards are solid state, not magnetic.
D1N0: Lacks OVF and top lcd. Cons in my book.
What can a top LCD do that a rear one can't?
I have cameras with and without. I just find the top LCD a nuisance especially when using the camera on a tripod.
Fortunately the newer cameras will display the top LCD info on the back, making the top LCD totally redundant but at least it is no longer a hindrance.
CMurdock: If this camera produces blurry pictures like the original G1X, what good is it? It certainly won't be worth $800. For years now, Canon's philosophy has been that it's okay to produce blurry, over-processed images as long as the overall size of the image is large so it looks sharp when it's printed or shrunk, but that doesn't work for me.
canonf1Maybe so. You have to change to macro even when shooting something a few feet away definitely a nuisance and a potential blurred photo.By the way what are your other complaints? For me it would be slow operation and not wide enough lens.The new 24 equiv is perfect. The optical VF is close to useless unless of course you like looking at your lens instead of the scene. It is better than none at all though.
Blurry? You must have a grease smudge on your glasses. The G1x produces very sharp images. If you complained about speed of operation and focus speed I could agree but the image quality is second to none.
mpgxsvcd: I really wish Canon could shrink their lenses instead of shrinking their cameras.
you can take photos with it in your pocket?