645Z - medium format for the masses - is there still a market for a D4x?

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
marcio_napoli Senior Member • Posts: 1,276
Re: Who is chasing who?

Dave, I'm joining Pat here, and will disagree with your statement.

CCD, yes, it has a look of its own.

I've shot countless CCD cameras (including 3 different digital backs - 22, 31 , 40 mp), and countless CMOS cameras (including the MF-like D800), and I can clearly see the CCD rendering.

In fact, just for fun, I've made a comparison a few weeks ago between my D200 and my brother's D300.

CCD vs CMOS, both from the same technological era (sort of), same settings and same lenses.

I was surprised to see how different each camera rendered. Trully surprised, it was indeed a massive difference, more than I expected.

My brother is an engineer. He does not believe in such "magical" CCD attributes, and he could clearly spot the difference.

Another comparison I've done: Phase One P40 vs D800

40mp CCD vs 36mp CMOS, again, a clear difference in overall rendering (no just colors).

If you have ever downloaded any Leica M9 DNG, you know there's something very special happening there.

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