The Canon GX1 is an interesting camera because in many ways I am not sure what it is supposed to be. It has an almost APS-C sized sensor with a 15-60mm fixed lens (about 28-105mm in 35mm format). So is it a like a Canon G11 with a giant sensor? Or is it like a Sigma DP1 or even a Fuji X100 with a zoom lens instead of a prime lens? I am not sure either.
Here’s the rub for me – for the $700 ask you can also get a Canon Rebel with a similar sort of lens and feature set. The only advantage I see is size, but the lack of interchangeable lenses doesn’t do it any favours in my book. May be this is Canon’s EVIL answer, but without the IL bit; a way to differentiate it from the Rebel series, which significantly reduces development on a new mount and series of lenses.