I assume a larger camera to be more capable.
I expect larger cameras to produce higher-quality photographs.
A serious photographer must have a DSLR.
In watching the trends for cameras, things on the smaller end are becoming ever more powerful. Powerful to the point that I'm considering swapping my Nikon d90 for a more compact camera with 4/3s interchangeable lenses. The immediate problem, though, is the image I try to project by having a DSLR and that is of the "serious" photographer.
I think there's some size bias, that real photographers only use DSLRs which is no longer true. The quality of equipment is drastically improving AND reducing in size especially know that the all-mighty megapixel is no longer king of the hill - that is, MPs only get you so far on a sensor. Realistically, you don't need much more that 12 or 16 as you can still create massive prints with great quality at those pixel points.
So, I'm just generally curious what you, a decidedly un-representative sample, think about cameras and a person's assumed ability.
Succinctly: Does size matter?
Or, I'll just find one of these: