World smallest Nikon DSLR, when ?

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I'm wondering when we can have a Nikon DLSR, D2000, for example,which is even much smaller than newly released Canon SL1- smallest DSLR now , and with a pancake fast prime?
I want it as a second camera, please. If I were Nikon, I would run in to a race of reducing sizes of DSLR, to prevent the loss of customers migrating to mirrorless system, which is not a strong field of Nikon.
 
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Honestly I think better mirrorless is a better choice for Nikon than a race for small dSLRs. I'm pretty sure mirrorless is going to be a much bigger, higher margin market.
 
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Have you seen the inside of the D40/60/3000/5000 series bodies?
Edit: here


I fail to see how you could make that any smaller without removing important parts. It's mostly mechanical stuff taking up the space, too, which is hard to scale down. Mirror box, prism, shutter mechanism and so on. And the mount of course. The only thing I see that could be removed is the flash and flash capacitor, but that would be a huge turn-off for a lot of prospective buyers of such cameras. The SL1 is a touch smaller, but not much.

Realistically, the only logical thing to do if you want to go smaller is to go mirrorless.
 

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