Fstoppers got in touch with portrait photographer Peter Hurley and asked him to compare shooting still images with a Haselblad H3D to shooting motion video with a RED Epic and then grabbing still frames from that video.

It’s an ambitious task that Peter took on quite nicely and in the end, he says cameras like the RED Epic are up to par with medium-format digitals (at least to a certain print size). And with technology like this, it’s only going to get better over time.

The only downside to shooting video is that the time required to edit is greatly increased because of the sheer number of frames captured compared to still photography. But in the end, I’m sure this issue will be solved somehow through software too.