I think all the cameras have advantages and disadvantages, especially for small compact cameras. So, we should think what we need most.
When I decided to buy a new compact camera, I read reviews online, mark down some selected brands and models. I spent 1/2 day at the camera store, tested those cameras and compare side by side. People recommend Sony RX100 is the best compact camera in that price range. Larger sensor, good picture quality but no wifi, 3x zoom, quite small and not handy for me, RX100II is made in China, more expensive. G1X is bigger size, no wifi, slow. G16 picture quality may not as good as RX100 and G1X but micro is very good, good to take portraits, with wifi, good in low light. I choose G16. With good micro, I can take clear document photos. With wifi, I can transfer the pictures to my mobile and can send by email immediately, can post on Facebook. If I want serious photo shooting, I will use my EOS, this G16 is more useful for multipurpose use.
If someone really want to get good picture quality with compact camera, I would like to recommend Sony A7. I already tested that, very nice but too expensive.