Although I'm an amateur shooting 4 x 5 film, I have a curiosity about MF sensors, particularly as used on technical cameras. Thus, I've read with great interest the positive reviews on the new Sony CMOS backs, including in the Phase One IQ250. This review, from Digital Transitions, included image comparisons among the IQ250, IQ260, and IQ280:
Phase One IQ250 Tech Cam Testing - DT Blog
What struck me is the different look of the CMOS and CCD sensors (technical results aside). For lack of a better description, the CCD images seemed punchier and the CMOS images flatter, or duller. Yes, I know an amateur should not be judging sophisticated tools such as MF sensors at all, or on a computer screen, and using consumer-minded attributes such as "punch." But there did seem to me a noticeable difference and I wonder whether those more knowledgeable than I am have a view on whether there is an inherently different look to the CMOS images as compared to the CCD images or whether this is just a result of this one test or of the processing selected. Thanks.