ceremus wrote in post #15008262
The sensor is based on the S110 sensor, similar to the S100, so I don't think there's much question that there will be an improvement in IQ, that's pretty much been demonstrated in comparing the S95 to the S100. Granted it's going to be a somewhat marginal improvement only moving up from one generation on a small-ish P&S sensor.
I think the much brighter lens is the really big deal in this regard. If you're worried about noise, having a lens that 2-3 stops faster will let you shoot lower ISOs far more often.
Ultimately I think it's going to be a good camera for people who do a lot of indoor shooting, not only because you have a much faster lens, but also with the hotshoe the possibility for bounced flash opens up (as long as you have a flash with a tilt and/or swivel). The loss of the tilt screen on the other hand really sucks
if you like to shoot outdoors, shoot macro, or shoot video. The faster lens doesn't really help you out in any of those regards except video.
Well since 90% of what I do is landscape, and outdoor macro, the G15 would be a step downhill. Besides looking at it, you can tell its not the build quality of the G12. But then every generation of any product, brings cheap with it.
I just hope my G12 lasts as long as I do, which could stop at any time (me that is). Because I really would not know! how to replace it. I have owned Panasonics, do not like them. Don't really care for Nikon P&S cameras. Will not buy a DSLR!. Maybe? a good old 35mm SLR film camera. Then again, maybe I will retire form photography all together.