Wouldn't that be something? Canon would sell 'em by the millions. :-) I'd say just the reverse, adding in AF and other electrics is going to increase the size a good deal as we can see with a number of mirrorless primes that are larger than there manual FF rivals. Isnt the
As I said I can see a (smaller)market for a mirrorless FF camera based on primes but pretty much any zoom besides an kit standard or perhaps a very wide UWA doesnt seem likely to balance well to me.
I disagree. The market for a small, Canon FF mirrorless with an elecitrfied M-mount would be gigantic.
Leica is selling millions of the M9 despite its totally outdated non-digital rangefinder concept and despite its extremely high price tag.
Canon could sell millions of "Leica M9 killers" with a 5D3-like FF sensor with fast hybrid Contrast- plus Phase-AF (on sensor) and an excellent hybrid OVF/EVF viewfinder at a 5D3-ish price. Especially if this mirrorless were fully backwards compatible with all those wonderfully compact and ggreat M-mount lenses (manual focus, of course).
With M-mount compatibility, Canon would really only need this prosumer mirrorles body for a start plus 1 decent AF kit-zoom plus 2-3 AF pancake fixed-focals. That would be all it takes to remain market leader once the dust has settled, and mirrorless rules whereas bulky DSLRs are relegated to specialist tasks.