KarlMarsh wrote in post #8723303
I fear it is too little too late. I think most serious compact camera enthusiasts will go in the direction of the micro 4/3's rather than buy a G11.
I think I also have to disagree. Not because of the "fanboys", but because of the costs of the 4/3 system. The GF1 costs around $800, nearly twice of the G11. I think that if the performance of the G11 comes in as good as or better than the GF1, then the only advantage of the 4/3 system is the interchangeable lenses, not image quality. And I think when the reviews for the G11 come in, we're going to see some great performance.
I also agree with an earlier poster, the DPR images are not an accurate guage of the G11'e performance. There are way too many variables to judge
it's performance based on DPR images alone.
My money is on a G12 with a CMOS sensor. Like I said before, Canon could have done this with the G11, but they are probably holding out on us for marketing purposes. I sure wish they were a bit more like Nikon in that regard. I'm not a Noink fanboy, but it sure looks like when Noink has a technology ready, they don't hold back. They release it, and then follow through with firmware upgrades when necessary.