Film versus DSLR dynamic range

Started Jul 24, 2007 | Discussions thread
ewelch Senior Member • Posts: 1,023
Re: Film versus DSLR dynamic range

It used to be true, but I find my current DSLRs have better dynamic range than film. But I've only shot about 15,000 rolls of film (and processed 99 percent of it myself) so what do I know?

Alfredo Li Pira wrote:

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

( ) 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?



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