Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Just another Canon shooter
Just another Canon shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,691
Re: Don't get your meaning?

John Sheehy wrote:

Just another Canon shooter wrote:

The whole point is that you can't. The Nokia is a Zeiss designed lens. You think that a better lens on the Nokia would match the Pentax and put all the MF manufacturers out of business?

Of course not.  There are other things that distinguish the cameras, such as a bigger sensor area on the MF for less noise, the ability to change lenses, have a lens hood, control flashes, etc.

The Nokia can go to ISO 58. Given the 1/1.2" sensor, the ISO is not that high in FF or Pentax terms.

The sample you show is certainly not the best the Nokia can do.  I've downloaded full 40MP JPEGs that were much sharper and less washed-out looking than the one you showed here, and you're showing features in the Nokia comprising far less pixels than they do in the Pentax; a flawed comparison.  The Pentax should have used a focal length at a ratio to the Nokia's, the same as the pixel pitch ratio.

So you are saying that the Nokia can actually match the Pentax IQ with an improvised hood, same FOV, etc.? There is no point discussing whether this is the best the Nokia can do - my point is that the Nokia is far, far away from the Pentax.It is not like there is a tiny difference that you can always attribute to different FOV, etc.

Here and here are two Nokia images, from the company's web page. Not bad at all. Now tell me that this is MF quality, or post your own samples.

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