Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ohmydentist OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,932
film SLR were all plastic?

Are you saying film SLR were all plastic and had no battery? Buffer is a memory, and its size is negligible.

didn't film SLR have more mechanical parts, which takes more room than electronic parts?

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