Originally posted by strangedoctor
If you read Leitz's early Barnack camera developments, he was obsessed with moderate size. He insisted that the rangefinder camera itself be the same height as the existing, rangefinder-less camera. Epson/Cosina/Leica needs to stick to those early goals. Otherwise, what's the point of a rangefinder?
Quiet shutter, easy focusing in low light, fast manual focusing, small lenses, 1:1 viewfinder mag, no mirror blackout.
If size were the main concern, there are more than a few small, lightweight SLRs that would be just as good and more versatile.