Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
stuntmonkey
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Re: Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?
In reply to ohmydentist, Jan 7, 2012

ohmydentist wrote:

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

If you look at the D700 side by side with the F6, the difference isn't that much. FX bodies are bigger now because FX is skimming the high end of the consumer range now. There's no reason why a FX camera couldn't be the size of a Fm2... it just wouldn't hit 11fps and have space for all of the onboard computer processing of the D4.

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