Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

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

But DSLRs do not have space on the left side to hold a 35mm roll of film, nor a take-up spool on the right side, nor a pressure plate in the middle!

Edvinas wrote:

ohmydentist wrote:

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

Well, film cameras did not have neither sensor, nor back LCD...

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