« on: August 18, 2014, 09:57:51 AM »
All of the pieces of the puzzle are there. Besides the existing tech and lenses, there's:
Additional lens patents - obviously they won't all show up but Canon is still working on things...
DPAF from the 70D
EVF-DC1 - the EVF from the G1X II
Hinged touchscreen from the G1X II
I think it would be a HUGE mistake not to put those pieces of the puzzle together for consumers to purchase. The EOS M form factor, the 20mp DPAF sensor, an optional (or perhaps integrated) EVF, a hinged touchscreen (I think an articulated TS like on the 70D would be a mistake and would increase the size too much), a fantastic converter for using EF/EF-S lenses, and the now 4 native Canon M lenses covering from 11-200mm (17-320 in FF) with stabilized high quality glass plus a fast wide-ish/normal prime. IMO, all they need are a few primes (30 or 35 and 50) and it's a complete system for the VAST, VAST, VAST majority of users.
Now, I think the biggest question is whether the focusing speed of the system is related more to the lenses, or the sensor. My 35mm f/2 IS USM focuses pretty quickly on the EOS M, it's definitely faster than the native 22/2. To me, that means the limitation in that equation (M + 22) is NOT the camera, it's the lens' focusing motor. DPAF won't cure that.