Recently a Leica factory man came out and said he was ‘troubled’ by Sony’s approach to the NEX camera – that of a small body but large lenses. It’s an interesting remark and quite political because Leica are known to be developing their own competing mirrorless camera. Not a rangefinder like the M9 but consumer priced.
Above: Canon’s Masaya Maeda on far right
In line with Nikon, Canon Japan has also now gone on the record about their intentions to create smaller high quality DSLRs. But it’s unlikely to be mirrorless, or as small as the Sony NEX 5.