For those of you who think that mirrorless cameras are the future and Canon does not know what it's doing, think again.
Look at CIPA worldwide camera shipment numbers from http://www.cipa.jp/english/data/dizital.html
a) In 2012, for every unit of MILC shipped, 4.1 units of DSLR are shipped.
From Jan-Aug 2013, for every unit MILC shipped, 4.9 units of DSLR are shipped.
b) When the numbers (shipment ratio of DSLR:MILC) are analyzed on a regional level:
Japan 1.25 (2012), 1.8 (till Aug 2013)
Americas 6.75 (2012), 9.9 (till Aug 2013)
Europe 5.5 (2012), 9.6 (till Aug 2013)
Asia 3.44 (2012), 3.37 (till Aug 2013)
The rest 2.3 (2012), 3.8 (till Aug 2013)
Appears that sales of MILCs are losing steam quite rapidly in America and Europe. Even within Japan, there is a loss of interest in MILCs!
Clearly, the masses are not buying into this silly EVF thing. My one year of experience with OMD taught me the same thing.
Hence, I think a pellicle mirror with electronically adjusted reflectivity/transmittivity is excellent! Combined that with on-sensor PDAF and we have a possible winner. My only concern is whether viewfinder blackout still occurs with this electronic adjustment of pellicle mirror reflectivity. In principle, it should be possible to switch this reflectivity quickly enough to minimize viewfinder blackout.