Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
TITCHY
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Re: Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?
In reply to ARB1, Apr 19, 2012

I have not seen anyone pointing out ,the tendancy for film SLRs to be manual frame advance via a winder . todays DSLRs are all multi frame high speed models with several frames per second .biult in .

film SLRs requires either a power winder or motordrive to achieve these frame rates ,and that added a fair amount of bulk and weight ,not to mention shooting a whole roll in just a few seconds .

personally i find the the chunkier shapes of the pro nikon cameras ,a pleasent improvement over the earlier incarnations .

wieght is maybe more of a problem ,as we all prefer not to be carrying heavy equipement into the field . but accuracy requires regidity ,and as materials improve I would hope that things will improve .

I still have some of my old film cameras and when I pick them up they feel rediculousely small and fiddly in comparison .

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