Good quantitative article on Digital vs. Film and camera resolution

November 14, 2002

Very good article in Adorama about when does a digital camera becomes as good as a 35 mm camera. More importantly, the article is not qualitative but actually quantitative, for those like me that are scientifically inclined. Additionally, there is a very good discussion as to how pixels in a digital cameras work and why there are artifacts. The discussion includes the Foveon technology that I have posted on before. The conclusion is that digital cameras are already as good as a 35 mm film camera, but those that are that good are very expensive. You can actually see the correlation between resolution and price. There is a very good link to a japanese website that compares pictures taken with the top of the line Canon EOS digital cameras where one can see that the quantative results correlate with the quality of the pictures.

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