This comparison is between the Nikon D800 and the Nikon D3x, using the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon at ƒ/8.
The comparison has some limitations:
- A tripod could not be used due to strong wind and bars that prevented the camera from being positioned. So it was shot handheld at 1/250 second.
- Because the images are not aligned identically, the way the image falls onto the sensor grid can subtly alter the fine details.
- One should be careful not to look too hard for differences in detail, or spurious resolution is likely to confuse.
- The lens was focused at the hard infinity stop.
- Lens mounts can vary subtly; even though it is the same lens, subtle alignment differences can favor one side or the other in any direction, for either camera.
- The lighting was NOT exactly the same, due to varying cloud cover.
- This is one (1) comparison! Do not draw general conclusions from a single comparison, or a single crop.
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