Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
capanikon
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Re: One of the reasons I am still shooting film
In reply to Poweruser, Jan 8, 2012

The Fuji X-1Pro isn't 135-format full-frame, correct.

But the Fuji X-1Pro is APS-C full-frame.

It's not like the image circle on the X-1Pro is as large as the image circle from a FX lens, and they're just cropping off part of that FX image circle by using a smaller sensor (like Nikon DX bodies do.)

The X-1P doesn't do that at all ... the X-1P lenses were designed from Day Zero to create an APS-C-sized image circle that is perfectly matched to an APS-C sensor -- no crop! It's full APS-C frame.

Poweruser wrote:

Finally, lightweight, small DLSR's are available.

Yep, all ugly and none of them "full frame".

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