New digital cameras trounce 35mm

Finally! I’d suspected that tests of the Canon EOS-1D (11 megapixel) and the Kodak DCS Pro 14n (14 mgapixel) would finally put the digital vs. 35mm argument to rest, and they have — the new cameras easily beat 35mm in terms of noise/grain (by a lot) and resolution (by a little, for now).

Norman Koren discusses this in his great series, “Understanding Image Sharpness”. Part 7 of the series discuss sharpness/detail in the context of digital cameras and 35mm film. I learned a lot that’s going to be useful when I eventually trade up from my Norman Koren article