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 capanikon, Jan 8, 2012

Don't confuse "full frame" with "135 format" (aka FX format).

All "full frame" means is that the image circle matches the sensor size.

For 35mm DSLRs, that means the image circle has to be large enough to cover a 36mm x 24mm rectangle.

For an APS-C camera like the Fuji X-1Pro (assuming it is APS-C ... probably is) the lens' image circle needs to be large enough to cover a rectangle that is 24mm x 16mm to be full-frame.

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