The G1X II is suited to a wide range of shooting subjects, with a 5x optical zoom and a fast maximum aperture throughout the focal range.
Having a tilting screen makes it easier to compose from awkward angles, while using the screen to fire off the shutter release is handy if the camera is in a slightly awkward position.
The G1X II is capable of capturing very clean images at high sensitivity settings, such as ISO 3200.
Colours are bright and punchy directly from the camera.
The new closer focusing distance of 5cm allows you to get closer to the subject than the original G1X allowed.
At its widest point, the G1X Mark II offers a focal length of an equivalent of 24mm, allowing you to capture a wide view of the scene.
The 5x optical zoom offers an equivalent of 120mm, which should be flexible enough for the majority of shooting situations.
However, if you need extra length, you can engage the camera's digital zoom functionality, and although quality is somewhat diminished at this range, it is helpful if you need it.