This makes me use this sort of things never ever again - and considering this - 60d flipscreen REALLY makes sense to me. :-DNow I'd like to see you get that in your pants pocket!
Haha, nice try... as I'm using bg-e9, putting this cam in the pants pocket would be like squeezing a bus through the front door of a house. ;-)
What I was referring to, was that "protective plastic" won't touch a display of mine anymore. And in this way, I'm pretty glad, that the display of 60d has some build-in protection when it has to struggle around with pencils, ballpens and loads of other tiny stuff flying around in the bag. I usually don't have the time to sort everything up right when I'm doing my job. Cameras are pretty much tools that I use, but a broken Display makes it a much more unworthy tool.
And that would be another point for me (personally) to not buy a tiny mirrorless: they don't seem sturdy enough for me, regarding build quality. Sure, rebel-models are far way off to be tanks like 1-series or even xxD or 7d BUT they deliver a higher "durability feeling" than, nex-5 or pen-e models - however, nx10 might be an exeption from this rule, since it really looks sturdy.
and yes, I do own an ixus digital. I do put it in my pocket. I protect it by stuffing it in a old childrens-sock. I hope it is a clean sock!
Sure, it's a "Protective Allweather-Sports-Sock of ultra Cleanliness Supreme" my Grandma produces them and sells them to Canon which wrap some nice Nylon around em, and print their Logo onto the final product which is in fact a giveaway in addition to the L-Series Lenses, known as Lens-Pouch. Now as you know the truth, go check your L-Lens-Pouch and see on yourself if it smells/isn't clean! :-D
60% being...? and 40% being...?
60 percent being the mirrorless, killing big parts of the low-end dslr when availability and price have reached a more consumer-friendly limit.
Don't get me wrong, this is my personal prediction - but for the casual very-amateur that isn't satisfied with p&s, it's a pretty convincing argument to not have to carry around kilos of weight to take pretty much high-end pictures.
I also see p&s in general beeing a slightly disappearing market-segment. Mobile phones will sooner or later nearly completely take over this part - image quality of iphone, sony-ericsson phones and the latest nokias must be scary for the big p&s providers.
I guess, in a few years, the only ones really buying a dslr will be either professionals or very enthusiast amateurs - the same thing that goes on with canons product alignment. have some very amateur dslr (rebel) at a low price to have time, developing a good concept for evil-style-cams as a whole new segment. parallel to that create some high-quality p&s to get the customers buying, that aren't satisfied with what their phone currently can do. deliver one serios-amateur camera which is an allrounder (60d) and set the new entry-level for professionals one step lower (7d, 5d), while on the other end, setting it one step up (mf perhaps?).
Nikon's doing pretty similar, currently having d3100 as entry level, then d7000 and then again, only some higher priced models.
The difference to canon is, that nikon seems to having dropped the d5000 part of their product line as some "filler" in between d3100 and d7000 and canon has dropped rebel xs (1000d) making their xxxD-line the new very-low-end.
But, as I said, these are my personal thoughts about this. There's nothing I can prove about this, it's just guessing.