Don Haines said:So, in the meantime go big or go crop. No matter how much a few fanatics would like it to be so, FF camera systems will never be as small as crop systems because you need more glass to cover a larger sensor. PERIOD!
But an FF sensored mirrorless camera can be as small as a Sony A7 (1st gen) or even a Sony RX-1R II. And moderately fast prime lenses and f/4 zooms in the most commonly used focal length range can also be made quite compact. That's what I am after - something like a modern day, digital version of Minolta CLE system [but with f/4 zooms, not only with primes].
I do understand that other people have other preferences, and am sure that Canon will make "chunky FF mirrorless" options. I just hope, they not ONLY make large versions, but also "very compact" ones.
If Canon were to go with native EF mount - which I don't believe - then a compact system would not be possible. If they go with a new "slim" mount for FF mirrorless, then any size camera bodies and lenses are possible - from
* "XS"ultra-compact [similar to Sony RX-1R II, but with lens mount] to
* "S" [eg Sony A7 1st gen]
* "M" [eg like Sony A7 III/A9]
* "L" [like 5D] all the way to
* "XL" [1DX class]
Customers can then chose which body/bodies they want depending on their shooting scenarios/lenses used and personal preferences. I'd be very surprised if Canon would not take that approach. Only open question to me is, what they come first with? Only M? Only L? Or L + S ? And ever something in XS or not?
Ah, and I further *hope*, that smaller camera size does not automatically mean "less functionality". Ideally it would be more like a BMW Mini - it is available with basic but also with very potent engines, high-quality chassis, brakes, interieur etc. despite being a sub-compact size car.