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d3x blowing hassy out of the water

pierods

Brussels, US
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pierods Registered since 15th Jun 2007
Tue 03-Feb-09 01:35 PM

today i found an announcement about dxomark.com starting measuring sensor capabilities of MF cameras.

From the site:

While few photographers would consider using them for photo-reportage or during sport events, medium-format cameras perform very well with respect to Color Depth (corresponding to a Studio/Portrait scenario), and also perform well with respect to Dynamic Range (Landscape photography), with scores surpassing most D-SLRs.

So I compared a d3x with a hassy:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/eng/Image-Quality-Database/Compare-cameras/(appareil1)/301%7C0/(appareil2)/287%7C0/(onglet)/0/(brand)/Hasselblad/(brand2)/Nikon

DR and color range of the d3x are actually higher...

Uhmm...since I'm not rich, I then compared with what I actually own:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/eng/Image-Quality-Database/Compare-cameras/(appareil1)/301%7C0/(appareil2)/296%7C0/(onglet)/0/(brand)/Hasselblad/(brand2)/Nikon

Not much difference in score, but maybe 20 or 30 grands difference in price...

since i strongly doubt a hassy has a meter, shutter and lens set that can rival nikon's (although pretty good in their own respect), what's left for MF, apart from the megapixels?

So if you weigh in the price differential, the nikon buries hassy 100 feet deep.

Or does it?

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