I am continuing to evaluate what I might be able to do with the Canon G3X. Yesterday I looked closely at using the raw files vs. the jpegs. Basically, I found no reason not to just use the jpegs and I now have the camera set to record jpeg only images.
All the above are jpeg images that I have played with using various alterations with LR. I used the camera zoomed all the way out to 600mm since that seems to be the focal length that I prefer when walking around. I wanted to make sure that it recorded red colors accurately, which it does. In addition to looking at the color files I also wanted to see how much manipulation the monochrome conversions could sustain, including upsizing.