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D800 vs H5D-50c

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D800 vs H5D-50c
Mar 4, 2014

So, Hassy has switched to CMOS and with 50 PMX medium format the pixel density is similar to d800. Actually a bit less, at same pixel density ad d800 MF would have around 70MPX. I am guessing that the advertised 6400 usable ISO may indeed be cleaner than 6400 from d800, but probably only by a stop or two...

So the question is: why would you buy the new 50 MPX hassy vs d800? With older MF sensor tech color depth arguments were made to defend MF digital, but with CMOS sensors on new MFD cameras, it just seems like a bigger, bulkier d800. Clearly new MFD cameras are still for studio work or landscape only, 2fps and large lenses are not that useful for sports or reporting.

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1. D800 is the first camera with resolution so high that it simply does not matter.
2. Most people who do not own/shoot d800 misunderstand it. Color depth and accuracy in addition to resolution is what makes d800 great. Resolution alone is over rated.

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