Lately I took a few pictures from quite bright things with a Nikon D700. Even though I did not overexpose them by at least 2/3rds of a stop, the pictures lacked a lot of details in high key.
Later on I saw comparison pictures between a Hasselblad H4D and a Nikon D700, and noticed: the H4D pictures had lot better distinction in high key, where the D700 just mashed stuff together.
Funny thing: For me this loss in detail was only visible in bright areas, not in midtones. So I wonder if this is a software problem of the D700 (and other DSLR), and how this could be avoided?
I heard the rumour Hasselblad is using a straight curve in cam, while DSLR always enhance highlights and darktones, and therefore loose separation in bright and dark areas - can something confirm this?
And can something be done about this?
[Update] The picture was shot in RAW, of course, and no whites had been clipped. You can see a picture with comparison between D80, D700 and H4D in this forum: http://www.fotografienonstop.de/showpost.php?p=30647&postcount=16 Look at the highlight details in the blue cloth.