Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ohmydentist Senior Member • Posts: 1,918
Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

For example, I compared F6 with D700. Overall dimension are similar, but when you look at their volume, D700 is chunkier.

Same seems to be true for pro body, D3s looks chunkier than F5.

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