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temper

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"RE: Confusion"

temper Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Oct 2007
Sat 18-Feb-12 08:04 AM

>>how many megapixel it would take to duplicate the
>>resolution of a modern 35 mm film camera?
>
>Film camera has no resolution at all. Resolution depends on
>the lens and on the film. Since DSLRs use the same lenses,
>your question is in fact about comparative resolution of film
>and sensor. Films are different, and differently used.
>
True, but there are some analogies between digital pixels and film grains. Both are tiny fragments of a space that get exposed to light during taking a picture. One of the things that makes the comparison difficult is the irregular (by definition) nature of the film grain.

>24 MP and 14 bit color of D3X is more or less the same as
>professional color print film if used with Nikkor professional
>zooms (if film images are printed directly, with an
>enlarger).
According to Wikipedia the number of MP is slightly lower - 14MP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_versus_film_photography), but again there are estimations.


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