In a word – Wonderful!
Short story shorter – it didn’t like being dropped. Everything appeared to function, but no image would show on the screen (although the menus and overlays displayed just fine). So I snapped a few pictures and ended up with black screens. Something was clearly knocked loose.
So before we plunked out money on a replacement (I like the G12 enough as a pocket camera that I’d buy another one), I decided to send it in to Canon to get an estimate on repairs. Drops are not covered under warranty and I was clear that it was a drop, so there was no doubt for them what happened.
Two weeks after they received it, it was on its way back.
Covered under warranty.
But I’ll admit, a tiny bit of my brain was hoping that it was going to be an expensive fix. Especially once Canon announced the soon-to-be released G1x:
Same form factor as the G12, but rocking an almost APS-C sized CMOS sensor.