I'm a two-system kinda guy. I have my big-fast-prime system, and I have an always-with-me camera.
What I don't understand is that there seems to be a belief that big sensors require bigger bodies and bigger lenses.
Back in the film days, I loved the Olympus Stylus Epic (aka MJII).
Here are the specs:
- Full Frame / ~20MP when loaded with Fuji Reala
- Weather Sealed
- 35mm f/2.8 lens (fantastically sharp and saturated)
- Jean-Pocket comfortable http://www.d2gallery.com/cameras/olympusstylusepic.html
That lens was tiny, bright, and full frame.
Now, I realize that big sensors are still very expensive, we are stuck in the mentality that every camera needs a screen - which adds thickness, cost, needs power and buttons.... so we need big batteries... and now that we have buttons, we really want full manual control and touch screens.
But if anyone built a digital version of the film Stylus Epic, I'd buy it... (but probably very few others, so I'm sure it won't happen).
Canon started to... in their SD20... but alas, like your favorite shows, they discontinued it.
But my point is... I've owned a full frame camera with tiny lens that was wonderfully good.
And EVIL doesn't have to replace SLR... if it can fit in a pocket, it can live comfortably alongside our air-cube cameras.
We should rename SLR to LACS: Lens>Air Cube>Sensor