King of 40MP: Pentax 645D vs… Nokia 808 PureView
As if to prove that megapixels is not everything, the Spanish website Quesabesde did a camera shoot out between one of my favorite cameras, the $9,995 medium format Pentax 645D camera and the $655 Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. Other than having a 40 megapixel sensor, they really don’t have anything else in common.
If you see the comparison in the article, Nokia’s small 13.33 x 10.67 mm CMOS sensor and Carl Zeiss lens are clearly outmatched by the much larger 55 x 44 mm CCD sensor and superior optics of the Pentax 645D. So what is the point of all of this? It may be severely one-sided, but hey, judging from DPReview’s review of the 808 Pureview, the Nokia’s image quality is still pretty good for a smartphone and you can upload it to the internet within minutes. And given the physical size difference, you’re more likely to have it on you more so than a medium format camera or even a full frame dSLR.
All I can say is, if that’s where the smartphone camera technology is going, image quality-wise, than that’s a good thing.
To read more of the article and see the sample comparison, check out the Google-translated article on Quesabesde.com
You can go to Amazon.com to purchase either the Pentax 645D camera or the Nokia 808 PureView.