Jonathan, will it be a problem for models when the picture shows up every detail good and bad?
You need to remember that this wasn't "future tech" I was playing with. The H3D II was launched over 2 years ago. The H4D will be available in January. This was also the entry level model. It has 31 million pixels. There's a 39 and a 50 MP model. The H4D will have 60 million pixels. Yep, nearly 3X as many as a D3X.
Cameras in use in the fashion industry for several years have been able to reveal astonishing levels of detail. The models just have to deal with it
The cameras do seem to deliver exceptionally clean looking files that allow for easy retouch. Plus, models aren't generally chosen for having bad skin.
Here's a tiny crop of the image I posted in the gallery. It's 1:1 - I cut a 1,000 pixel square out of the image. Notice how nice the tones and transitions are.
Here's the entire workflow for the image:
1. Shoot and import to Phocus (H's proprietary software which delivers "best results" from .fff files). All sliders at default (everything at zero and sharpness at 100 (out of 1,000).
2. Set white balance from grey card shot I took.
3. Reduce exposure by 0.31 EV
4. Export to 8 bit tiff
5. Open in Photoshop (this is because I'm not used to Phocus - you can probably do everything there)
6. Convert to sRGB (because I got my export settings wrong)
7. Crop 1,000 pixel square
8. Save for web at quality 60.
Note the lack of skin softening or image sharpening Here's
the full size image.