Leica S and D800: what Leica thinks

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Leica S and D800: what Leica thinks

From the inteview posted at DPR:

"Do you feel any pressure from cameras like Nikon's D800, which offer comparable pixel counts to the S?

Many people ask me this question, but people who really like to work with medium format don't ask me that. Because they know medium format is about more than just resolution. There are still a lot of photographers who work with 22 and 31MP digital backs, and they are fine with the resolution, and they would never change to a 35mm [format] because the image characteristics are completely different. People who ask about cameras like the D800 have never experienced medium format. They just look at the pixels, but the world is not only pixels. You can get small DSC cameras with 14, 16, 20MP but no-one asks 'should I buy that 500 Euro compact camera or a Canon EOS-1D X?'

This question comes only from people who have no experience of medium format at all."

Is the guy comparing a compact to the 1Dx (4+x crop) and saying it's same as D800E x Leica S (1.25x crop)? Well, no wonder Leica has its issues.
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