Ok, so digital isn’t quite at the level of real film just yet. But, it’s getting pretty darned close. Zacuto has put together a series to demonstrate some of the new HD-DSLRs and how they stack up against some beloved 35mm film. Their line up includes the 5D MKII, 7D, 1D, T2i, Nikon D3s, and Panasonic GH1 vs. Kodak and Fuji film scanned at both 2k and 4k. It’s easy to see the HD-DSLRs can’t compete in terms of resolution, and they won’t compete on this front until their sensors can capture at 2k and 4k. But in terms of straight color reproduction, wow.
Check out their whole series and see their full battery of tests: