Canon's answer to the mirrorless wave took most by surprise. Rather than espouse the interchangeable lens camera like Nikon, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic, Canon built the G1 X. The body is a bit bigger than the G12 that came before it, but the sensor inside is a new beast that competes with its micro 4/3 competitors. Photos at high ISOs are admirably clean, and a bevy of external controls (and a viewfinder!) ensure that advanced photographers will feel right at home. Reviews have noticed poor macro performance and slow autofocus, however, so its not all good news. And at an initial asking price of $799 the G12's fixed 4x zoom and boxy build is a hard thing to swallow.