For this round, I decided to see how the two cameras stacked up on 30 second exposures. I happened to be in San Diego so I did a street scene from the balcony of my hotel. I also did a long exposure of the lake by my house.
The first set of images is the San Diego street scene.
The top image is the Hasselblad H4D and the bottom the Nikon D800. I know I have brought up color in all of my comparisons, but once again, I notice the H4D does a better job of reproducing the colors out of the camera. The Hasselblad also picked up more of the clouds in the upper right hand corner of the frame. From a functionality stand-point, I love how the Hasselblad gives you a countdown on the display. It is great to be able to see how many seconds are left on the exposure.
Here is a 100% crop of the same image.
As before, the H4D-40 is on top and the D800 is the lower image. The H4D held together on the detail of the bricks. And notice the reflection on the glass building in the upper middle of the frame. It is a pure white, whereas the Nikon image introduced a slight warm tone.
I am going to post the lake scenes in a Part 2 posting...since this post is getting a little long.