It was a rumor I read recently -- and I hope that's all it is.
And it doesn't matter if 28mm is a wide or a tele...it's not like its wide on APS-C. You buy different lenses for different formats.
Well, it would be nice -- and a lot easier on my pocketbook -- if I didn't have to buy as many lenses for different formats.
Have you ever held a film SLR? Most of them are a lot smaller than SLRs are now. No one had a problem with those.
Hmmm . . . I'm figuring there's a pretty good chance that I bought my first 35mm SLR before you were born, so yeah, I've held a few. There are ergonomic issues that make the compact Canon DSLRs feel more cramped than a traditional 35mm SLR, even the compact ones like the Olympus OM-series and the Pentax ME-series. The handgrip on the Compact Canon DSLR forces the right hand into a cramped, jammed up position, whereas with the traditional compact 35mm SLRs, the lack of a handgrip allows one to position ones hand more freely.
There is always a market for a smaller camera. SLR kits are bulky.
Well, modern ones with their built-in motors and battery packs certainly are. But my argument is that Canon's small DSLRs are already borderline too small.