I ignored the G9X when it was first announced but I'm looking at it closely now. I've been searching a while for a very pocketable camera that can give me decent results in low-light situations. Think of being in a better restaurant where I would want to carry the camera in the blazer or shirt pocket, not use flash to distract other diners, have autofocus fast and reliable enough for the situation (photographing friends or family on special occasions) and image quality high enough to use the inevitable ISO 3200 for snapshots.
I had been using my old Fuji XF1 for the but the autofocus isn't reliable enough in that kind of light. I thought about the XQ1 or 2 but, frankly, the 2/3 sensor really is stretching it beyond ISO 800 in that kind of situation. 1600 can be used but, in low light, one can see the files starting to look a bit rough even with normal viewing.
I was looking at a Sony RX100 or RX100 II now that prices are dropping. But, from what I've heard and read, the autofocus on those cameras is showing its age and they're not as pocketable as the G9X. One of the Sonys would have been my choice until I began paying attention to the G9X.
Anyone have any thoughts about this?