As I said the G12 I had a while ago, I could get as close as an inch in wide, or about a foot in tele.
So framing a shot was easy.
Focus locked straight away.
The G1X is horrendous, try to get a close-up type portrait from a couple of fett away is out of the question.
I don't understand why Canon did this in a P&S.
The G15 and G16 specs suggest Canon have gone back to the G12 for close up shooting. Yes they have a better (faster) lenses, but have lost the swivel screen which is a shame.