I have owned my last LCD only camera, because you cannot see these screens in bright daylight. Canon much improved on that problem, with the articulating LCD. That now leaves you with a make do viewfinder, I have a little cheap A1200 that also has a make do viewfinder. Smaller but just as beneficial, as the one on the G-12.
Which is like the wording on an old fire box, break in case of emergency, but in this case it’s use in case of emergency. By the removal of the articulating LCD, Canon has blown their big toe off.
Well truth be told the G1X, was the replacement for the G-12, this G camera is stripped down so as not to compete with the G1X. One or the other of these cameras, is destined for extension. Or like Kodak, maybe it's Canon.