Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Robert Hoy Senior Member • Posts: 1,572
Re: Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

ohmydentist wrote:

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

I think SLRs have been getting bigger and bigger throughout time mainly to be more ergonomic. My Pentax K1000 is not easy to hold and digs into the palm of my hand when I hold it for a long time. Bigger cameras with an ergonomic handgrip are easy to hold.
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