Enjoy reading this site as always.
Any chance that the SX-50HS might be announced this summer? (Also how long after announcement/release would I have to wait for CHDK?)
As for a mirrorless ... I'd love to see a rangefinger-style with an EF mount and a full-frame sensor (36x24mm), along with a pancake 45-50mm (one FL in that approximate range) F/1.4 or F/1.8 lens, preferably competively priced with others.
Also any chance of seeing a 3rd-party zoom lens (Canon would be too expensive for me) that when mounted on said camera, would allow for going from 24 or 28mm to 800 or 1000 mm or so equivalent when shooting 1080p videos, without any loss in quality? (Or do DSLRs not allow for on-the-fly cropping when zooming in video beyond the physical limit of the lens, even if the video resolution is lower than the sensor resolution?)