Dear Canon, I'm not buying anymore DSLR Gear get on with the M

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Case in point - coat pocket pics
In reply to T3, Mar 5, 2014

T3 wrote:

The whole notion that size is irrelevant unless it can "fit in my jeans pocket" is really absurd, and narrow-minded. LOL. There's a lot more to the size issue than merely the "jean pocket" test.

First of all, you are showing a startling incapacity to understand that it isn't just about the camera body and a single lens, it's about being able to carry a camera with a complement of lenses in your bag. Mirrorless lenses are absolutely more compact than DSLR lenses. Here's a picture to prove my point, below. On the left, we have the Canon 10-22 EF-S for Canon APS-C DSLR. In the middle, we have the Canon 11-22 EF-M for Canon APS-C mirrorless. (The last lens, on the right, is an equivalent m4/3 lens.) As you can see, even though both of these Canon lenses are specifically designed for APS-C sensors, the mirrorless lens is a fraction of the size of the DSLR lens. And a fraction of the weight, too. The difference in size is also quite prominent from the front, where the EF-S lens has a huge 77mm filter thread, while the EF-M lens has a very small 55mm filter thread.

Here's another image to illustrate how compact mirrorless is compared to DSLR, again with these same Canon lenses (the EF-S lens is mounted to the EF-to-EF-M adapter, which basically shows where the lens would be positioned if it were on a DSLR like an SL1-- double the length of mirrorless!):

These pics were taken on Saturday when we went shopping at the outlet mall, but which is in a very photogenic place and so I slipped the EOS-M + 11-22 into my coat pocket

Old Customs House, Portsmouth Gunwharf Keys

Basin in Portsmouth Naval Dockyards, with modern destroyer alongside

HMS Victorious

People abseiling down Spinakker Tower, Portsmouth Gunwharf Keys

I would never have taken a DSLR with me in the same circumstances.

And a compact camera would never have given me such a wide PoV.

The best camera is the one you have with you, and only a MILC would have fitted the bill on this occasion.

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