Thanks to the source who send the tip.
It appears Canon is investing resources in the development of smaller DSLRs, but not necessarily in mirrorless systems. Well, no one thinks Canon ever believed in MILCs. The rumour I got is saying that Canon has no plans to back up the whole mirrorless thing and prefers to invest resources in developing smaller DSLRs.
According to my source, Canon acknowledges that users want high-performing cameras that are as small as it can get. The Rebel SL1 was just the beginning of a development Canon is committed to evolve further. DSLRs that are as small as possible while maintaining the EF/EF-S mount (but see this interview where Canon says they consider a new mount type for 4/3 systems).
Interesting rumour. In some way it’s backed up by a previous rumour, suggesting that the next Rebel may have an EVF (electronic viewfinder). It is no secret that Canon never really wanted to make a killer mirrorless camera. Though I still think the EOS M is a wonderful and well performing little camera (it just got a lot of bad press by people who never really used it). I have it and I love it. Guess I am among a small group of fans of this camera.
What do you think about this rumor? I think it’s rather plausible to be true.