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This is so photographically depressing... I'm going to go home today and stare at my little M and the 2 lenses and filters I have and think, 'What could have been..'
Then I'll file my divorce papers from a 10 year Canon relationship, and start flirting with Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji..
I just don't get it?! How do people not realize how freaking cool the mirrorless system is?! Why the heck would you WANT to walk around with a half ass DSLR (Rebel) that is big and bulky compared to an M or EP5, or GX7? I hike/Mtn bike A LOT and that M has gone EVERYWHERE with me! My 40D just sat at home, collecting dust for like 5 years until I sold it.
SO STUPID CANON!!!!! (smashes things in office and cries like a spoiled baby...)
Why DSLR over ML? Let me spell it out for you.
So why the big difference between Asia and the USA/Europe?
Because (without being racist), people from Asia are generally more petite than those from Europe and especially those from the USA. Or at least that's how I reconcile it. So it isn't that the EOS-M or M2 or mirrorless are necessarily worse in ergonomics but that (for example) the hand size of people is not the same the world over and that determines how usable a camera is or isn't for many.
When you use a 7D compared to an EOS M or any other ML body you notice that some things are just way easier to do without thinking on the 7D. For example - changing ISO on the fly. Can you do that on a M? Meh not really. Holding a DSLR is more stable than the M no matter what the hand size.
Japanese men have same size of hands as rest of the world. Some of them have bigger hands than me. It's a myth that they have small hands. I think the reason for the small camera is space. Pure and simple. Space is a commodity here. If you live in Tokyo every square inch of your apartment is precious. Trains and buses are packed, especially during peak seasons like Obon, and Golden Week and the Sakura blossoms. People want to travel light and save space. A camera that fits in the pocket means no extra camera bag.
There could also be a cultural thing about not wanting to stand out and blending in etc. I see that a lot. However, I have only seen two other people with EOS Ms in Japan over the last year. I've seen a hundred thousand Nikon, Canon and Sony DSLRs though! (Big camera must take good pictures!) Holy hell during festivals and stuff everyone has a DSLR round their neck. They love their cameras as do I! And no ones going to steal it either!
So I think that making the camera smaller isn't just because they're Asian.