Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
nikonjohn Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

If you follow Popular Photography you probably already know that Bob Krist uses D7000s because of their lighter weight. It is really a personal choice based on the needs of the particular photographer.

With respect to the weight of the bodies, if you look at the D3s as an example of a relatively large and heavy body, it has substantial weight because of its fully metal body, big buffer, and built in battery pack. However, even with a D200 or 300 if you strap on the battery pack you've got a large and relatively heavy body.

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