Some days ago I bought the december 1998 issue of the DIGITAL CAMERA magazine.
The headline on the cover is:
"IS IT FILM OR DIGITAL?
- IT'S GETTING HARDER TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE"
Yes, this in 1998 and they showed a Leica R5 and a Leica Digilux which has got just 1.5MP on the cover with the headline.
And even the Pro-DSLR's in that time like the Canon EOS D2000/Kodak DCS-520 had got only 2.0MP. Aehm sorry, but every 35mm-toycamera is a real full frame camera;)
But okay, for me the question between film and digital isn't important, 'cause I'm still using both systems.
Therefore comes now my camera-picture-review FILM VS. DIGITAL:
1. Kodak Instamatic 224 VS. Sony Mavica FD-73
Kodak Instamatic 224:
camera date: 1966 - 1968
film: expired Agfa HDC+200 (Film format: 126 Instamatic / PAK)
lens: Kodak Reomar 1:5.6/38 mm
Sony Mavica FD-73:
camera date: march 1999
pixels: 0.3MP (sensor size: 1/4" CCD)
lens: Sony 1:1.8/40-400mm (35mm equivalent)
2. Agfamatic 2008 pocket sensor VS. Canon PowerShot A200
Agfamatic 2008 pocket sensor:
camera date: autumn 1975
film: Fuji Superia 200 (Film format: 110 pocket)
lens: Color-Agnar 1:9.5/26 mm
Canon PowerShot A200:
camera date: june 2002
pixels: 2.0MP (sensor size: 1/3.2" CCD)
lens: Canon 1:2.8/39mm (35mm equivalent)
3. Nikon TW zoom VS. Medion MD 40696
Nikon TW zoom:
camera date: 1988
film: Ilford Delta 100 (Film format: 35mm)
lens: Nikon 1:3.5-7.8/35-80mm
Medion MD 40696:
camera date: december 2003 - december 2004
pixels: 5.0MP (sensor size: 1/1.8" CCD)
lens: Medion 1:2.6-3.4/34-102mm (35mm equivalent)
4. Zorki 4 VS. Fujitsu Siemens SX530
camera date: 1956 - 1973
film: Kodak Gold 100 (Film format: 35mm)
lens: Jupiter 8 1:2.0/50mm
Fujitsu Siemens SX530:
camera date: 2004/2005
pixels: 5.3MP (sensor size: 1/2.5" CCD)
lens: Medion 1:2.9-4.7/35-104mm (35mm equivalent)
5. Canon T50 VS. Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
camera date: march 1983
film: Kodak 400 (Film format: 35mm)
lens: Tokina 1:3.5-4.8/35-70mm
Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D:
camera date: march 2008
pixels: 12.2MP (sensor size: 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS)
lens: Sigma Zoom 3.5-5.6/28-80mm II Macro (1:4 - 1:2)
What is important? film/digital or just the picture?
Forget TTL, AF, zoom lens, Power booster, full automatic, program modes, white balance...
For me the only good photographic invention in the last 40 years is PHOTOSHOP.
But even photoshop doesn't make good pictures.
YOU make the picture. YOU decide!
see also this post