Why are DSLR bodies bigger than film era SLR?

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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One of the reasons I am still shooting film

Japanese cameras have become fatter and fatter over the centuries. Now they are as bulky as it gets (including supersized "pro" lenses) and cluttered with buttons, switches and menus.

I´d rather use my old Konica T3. This thing is all metal, quite compact, "full frame" and all I have to watch for is shutter speed and loading the film correctly. (This baby is a mechanical camera with aperture automation... a little marvel!)

ohmydentist wrote:

For example, I compared F6 with D700. Overall dimension are similar, but when you look at their volume, D700 is chunkier.

Same seems to be true for pro body, D3s looks chunkier than F5.

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