Both EOS-M and a6000 are not pocketable cameras. Shooting in the afternoon without EVF...uhmm
and that's alot bigger than an M and has a piddly 16:9 screen that blows for photography. does teh smaller A5000 have an EVF? the A5100? any of the PEN's? the X-A1/2? no? think there's a reason? why yes.. they are probably .. gasp. SMALL?
I doubt they can't.
Optional EVF will take away the compactness of mirrorless...no hotshoe in that, also no ILC mount. not much of a difference there now is it? an ILC mount takes a considerable more volume internally, and losing the hotshoe would be huge IMO. Not to mention that canon's external one is tilting - far more practical. and the M3 has more actual external controls than that.
Not sure why Canon didn't go with pop-up EVF
At least something like this.
I have one full spectrum M that I use predominately for IR. that only gets used in the brightest of sunny days (the only time you can actually really shoot IR). with MAX brightness; it works. have you actually tried one?
and just because they are not pocketable to you - doesn't necessarily make it so that people want bigger cameras.
so yeah, your premise that they could add an EVF without changing the size - still think that? they will have to add at least around 3/4" to the width and also gimp the LCD.
if you really want that - get a sony?
I’m not lucky enough to own “full spectrum M”. However, in the last 2yrs I had bought, used and sold EOS-M, x100s, A7, a7r and RX1. I'm well aware the sizes and weights of these cameras. I’m aware of not having EVF is become real issue.
Looking at today ICL mirrorless systems, most HOT selling systems have built-in EVF. In fact, their EVF is getting better and better each day. I’m glad to see M3 has exp-comp dail – which was missing in EOS-M and M2.
“so yeah, your premise that they could add an EVF without changing the size - still think that?” ==> Let’s NOT put words in my mouth. The pictures were just to show how built-in EVF could be included.
“if you really want that - get a sony?” ==> If I want the best mirrorless system today, Canon is not my 1st choice. In fact, my A7s is on the way home.