oh yes! Canon will absolutely dominate "the future of photography" with the SL-1.
No, you're wrong. Nikon will dominate with the Df.
hehe! SL-1 vs. Df will duke it out.
Looking at these "fabulous" DSLRs and the equally fabulous mirrorless alternatives available, it shoukd not come as a surprise, that potential buyers simply refuse to buy. Even consumers and prosumers have learned and are smart enough to not waste their money on cameras like the Df or SL1 but rather sit back and wait just a little longer, until decent (FF) mirrorless cameras become available at affordable prices. Including a "mirrorless digital rebel" (FF) at USD/€ 999.
If the Sony A7 will not sell well this may already happen in Q1/Q2 of 2014. :-)
To improve upon the current tech in mirrorless, you need R&D money and lots of it - and unless the big 2 (canon and Nikon) believe as much as you do that mirrorless is the way of the future so much that they are willing to take HUGE losses, your dream of "decent (FF) mirrorless cameras become available at affordable prices. Including a "mirrorless digital rebel" (FF) at USD/€ 999." just won't happen. I don't think betting on Sony is a winning bet. Sony has no real direction in this market - the camera world is a side project to all the other stuff sony does. So for mirrorless to replace the existing market ---it will mean canon and nikon making it happen.
My last mirrorless prediction ----
I really think the only hope for mirrorless in the pro/semipro/prosumer/enthusiast world is if they can engineer a way to have the lens mount be the same as we currently have. Yes, this means the size, form factor and weight will stay the same as current slr's. But, I have not heard anything stating that this is how it will go, so we're left with a new system and a new mount. No pro wants to fiddle with adaptor rings. And unless there is a startlingly clear mind blowing oh my god improvement in IQ, what pro/semipro/prosumer/enthusiast is going to commit to a path of selling off their $10,000 worth of glass in order to buy $15,000 worth of mirrorless glass?
Again, if we can use our current lens line up with a mirrorless system, no adaptor needed, native mount, same quality...it has a chance... but again, that isn't the path mirrorless seems to be taking. New system, new mount, new glass = DOA if you ask me.. the only way making such a huge product shift can or will happen is if the world economy goes from recessed to boom, and I mean big boom because right now there is really nothing earth shattering or groundbreaking to mirrorless ---seems like a big PITA for really no gain