What's the smallest HCB-equivalent camera/lens combo?

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Alex Notpro
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What's the smallest HCB-equivalent camera/lens combo?

Famous french photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson often used a 50mm f/2.8 on 35mm film.

I'm wondering what is the smallest existing digital camera that can duplicate the FOV & DOF flexibility of that setup?

The Panasonic GM1 isn't it, due to the PL25/1.4 being about as big as a Nikkor 50mm. The closest available pancake lens is a 40mm f/3.5 equivalent.

It seems the Samsung 30mm f/2.0 is a thin lens, but then NX bodies are thicker?

I looked into the Fuji X but didn't see any pancake lenses (closest is a 27/2.8 which equivalent to a 37mm f/4).

And that's as far as I took my research. Anybody know the answer?

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