Film versus DSLR dynamic range

Started Jul 24, 2007 | Discussions thread
Slough Senior Member • Posts: 1,809
Re: Film versus DSLR dynamic range

Alfredo Li Pira wrote:

A number of posts in recent threads state that film has more dynamic
range than DSLR sensors. Actually, these measurements

( http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/film.vs.digital.summary1.html ) clearly show the contrary, with slide film having about 5 stops dynamic range, print film about 7 and a DSLR getting to 10 stops. I would be interested in understanding on what are the statements about the low dynamic range of DSLRs based?

The estimates I have seen give are as follows:

Slide film ~ 5 stops.
DSLR ~ 8 stops (Fuji S5 ~ 10 stops)
Print film ~ 11 stops.

I can see that from my own experience that my D200 has much greater DR than Fuji Provia 100F and KR64. Assuming I shoot RAW of course.

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