Are Your Canon PowerShot G1 X
RAW images soft? If so, I may know why.
G1 X RAW files, when processed by Canon Digital Photo Pro v184.108.40.206 with the "Viewing and savings RAW images" preference to "High quality" (the default), are rendered very soft.
This is the same problem I currently have outlined on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review
page. The G1 X RAW images are being affected by the same software flaw the 5D III images are affected by.
Canon has been notified. The workaround is to set the "Viewing and savings RAW images" preference to "High speed". Or use another RAW converter.