I'm not trying to escalate this silly conversation but just going to clarify a few things and be done.
1. We tape the name on all of our cameras, except the REDs. Nearly every project some client or agencies video guys are shooting behind-the-scenes and most of our client's brands have issues showing big white logos.
If there is no tape on our camera's logos then it got pulled off by accident. When we shot that Phase gig, we just came off a project that had an agency still photographer and videographer documenting the Barcelona shoot so that's why the contax name was blanked out.
We weren't trying to trick anyone.
2. The Phase video screen grab someone pulled up should have been retouched to to say p30+. I've never looked at the complete video, (probably won't), but to change the p45 to p30 would have taken 10 minutes in post and makes sense, but hey . . . Phase has a small marketing budget and the editor probably had limited resource.
Having worked in partnership with large corporations and agencies with 1000 times the marketing budget of Phase I've seen bigger mistakes than a logo or slight misinfomration about a product (especially one that didn't exist at the time).
Cut em' some slack, because unless your privledged to some e-mail that said "do this or else", it probably was just simple oversight, compounded by time and resources. These medium format companies are tiny in the world of electronic camera companies.
3. I don't believe you can judge any camera system unless you shoot in your own exact style, go through rounds of post production and deliver. I'm not going to comment on the D800 cause I haven't tried one, but since I shoot 99.9999999% people skin tones are important to me and I don't like the skintones with my Nikons.
4. Most of this is Apples to Oranges. Everyone shoots in a different style and subject, so IMO test in your own style and don't waste your time looking on the web to compare images of any size, because you didn't shoot them and don't know the intent of the photographer and/or client. With medium format it is very, very easy to arrange a proper test, if your serious.
5. I would have said a year ago (actually I did) that all medium format should go to cmos. Today I feel the opposite. Compared to the 35mm cameras my Phase have slow iso, but we light, know how to work around it and in my work (let me repeat that) in my work, I have found the ccd based cameras I've used from the dcs 760, to the Leica M8 to the Aptus 22 to my Phase P21+ and P30+ all have much more robust files to work in post than any cmos camera I own.