A local dealer for a competitive brand suggested that the Pentax645
only captures in 12 bit and not 14/16 like other medium format options.
Regardless of whether this capture difference is visible does anyone know
if this is,indeed,fact (that the pentax is12bit)
Typical dealer bull s#@t. I've heard all sorts of things.
The Pentax 645D shoots to 14bit files.
Phase and Hasselblad use 16 bit files, but that does not mean that the sensor can capture 16bit.
It's interesting that the Nikon D800 has a higher dynamic range than MF backs yet it uses 14 bit files.
I bet the dealer for the competitive brand failed to mention that the Pentax is far superior in other ways,
such as metering and autofocus.