So just why are digital SLRs so heavy?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by David J Taylor, Feb 2, 2004.

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    Rebel.

    So just why are digital SLRs so heavy? They should have fewer moving
    parts, no film transport. Is it all battery?

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Feb 2, 2004
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    JackD Guest

    It can be attributed to the megapixels. More megapixels are heavier (even if
    compressed),
    Some of these cameras can store almost a gigapixel. Imagine the weight of a
    billion pixels.
    No wonder they weigh as much as a film camera.

    -Jack
     
    JackD, Feb 2, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that "David J Taylor"
    No, it's the electronics. There are a lot of circuit boards & chips in a
    DSLR, & the weight adds up.
     
    Lionel, Feb 8, 2004
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  4. In addition, most of the mechanical parts are still there too. There's
    no film transport, but there's still a shutter and a quick-return mirror
    and an optical viewfinder.

    Dave
     
    Dave Martindale, Feb 8, 2004
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  5. Just go get an old Nikon F4S and the dSLRs will seem like feather
    weights.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    www.rogerhalstead.com
     
    Roger Halstead, Feb 8, 2004
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