I bought one of these new cams the other day. With kit lens it was $750, not bad. Compared to the G1, the EVF is just slightly better. Maybe the refresh rate is higher, not sure. The burst rate is 6fps and it will do it again after about two or three seconds. The biggest difference is the c sensor. There is just no comparison between it and the G1 in high ISO shots. It's like bringing a machine gun to a knife fight. Size of the cam is about the same as the G1. The battery is tiny so I figure it can't last long. The EVF extends from the back further so I don't smash my nose against the LCD like with the G1. I like the G1's LCD swivel better on the side than the Sony's bottom swivel. The focus on this Sony is lightning fast though. At least as far as a comparison to the G1.