What might Hass, Mamiya, PhaseOne, be thinking right now?

Started Feb 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Ian Stuart Forsyth
Ian Stuart Forsyth Senior Member • Posts: 2,513
Re: Mistake to compare them as equals

calson wrote:

A 12MP P&S does not provide the same level of IQ as a 12MP APS-C camera which in turn does not provide the same IQ as a full frame camera. This is pretty obvious to most photographers. Why would you expect the 36MP sensor of the D800 to provide anywhere near the IQ of a 36MP sensor on a medium format camera with its medium format lenses or with a view camera and its digital back? Think about it.

It all depends on available light, if the large format is used in situations where there is a light deficiency using a smaller format to capture the same image would require less light for the same seen. Also add if that smaller format has a newer sensor it could very well surpass the large format in final IQ in these given situations.
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