Our 50Mp Showcase was held on February 20th, where we gave attendees an opportunity to shoot with and compare some of the 50-Megapixel cameras currently on the market. Approximately 23 guests attended and had a opportunity to see and shoot with cameras from Canon, Pentax and Hasselblad. Hasselblad also brought out some beautiful Broncolor lighting as well. You can view photos of the event in our Facebook photo album. (You do “Like” us on Facebook, don’t you?) Thus far we’ve gotten great feedback on the event. We thank ASMP Dallas for their support as well, as they were our co-hosts for a very fun and enlightening (no pun intended) day.
The images below are comparison images of our studio still life setup. The comparison is not perfectly scientific, but as close as we could get to matching. (You can note that one camera was slightly higher than the others when shooting.) We aren’t analyzing differences in software, ergonomics, functions, and the like — as everyone will have different preferences, and that level of analysis would require much more “hands on” time to document. But you may note some differences between the images. No editing was performed on the images at all. Any photographer can further edit any of the RAW files to their liking, and adjust for color, shadow detail, highlight detail, and more. Our goal was to note the quality “straight out of camera.”
In each collage you’ll see the Hasselblad H5D-50c at left, the Pentax 645Z in the middle, and the Canon 5DS at right. You can click any image to download the full-size image of the triptych. The first image below is a vertical crop from a (larger) horizontal image. Each image after the first is a 100% crop from the original 50-Megapixel image file.
Judge for yourself, and let us know your analysis in the comments below. And if you have experience with any of these cameras please feel free to share your thoughts! If you would like additional information please let us know and we’ll put you in contact with the reps for the different companies.