Canon: Powershot G1 X Camera with Professional Features – CES 2012
Ben Thomas talks about the sensor size of 1.5 inches. It’s much larger (9x) than other Point and shoot. This gives you amazing low light performance and “Shallow depth of field”. It’s the ability to blur out the background and focus on the subject.
It also has 14 bit raw shooting. Something you find in a $6,000 camera.
Even though it’s a fixed lens, you can take off the ring and put on accessories. The pop-up flash will help add light, but also add a light to the shoe and your point-and-shoot becomes a pretty professional camera.