My girlfriend has expressed a huge interest in getting into photography, but she's a tiny woman. She says my 5DIII is too big for her, and so we went and tried out some of the Rebel series bodies. Even those she said are just too big for her to comfortably hold.
In comes the SL1. I feel like this just might be the size she can be comfortable with. I figure get one of these and slap the 40mm pancake on there just to ease her into SLR photo. Its not too big and intimidating, and she can easily learn the basics with a good starter camera. It will be small enough to fit into her purse, but be a totally full featured DSLR.
Im probably going to buy one as soon as theyre available and surprise her.