The Dianippon drum scan resulted in a 64 megapixel image vs the 80 megapixel digital image (and is a good scanner); that's not my problem with the test. The aspect ratios are different so the real difference in size is less - the film image would be 70 megapixels.
Like I said " All you can really say about the results is that they apply to the two systems tested". There were lots of variables that weren't controlled.
For starters, look at the inadequate tripod they put the 8x10 on. From there, it just gets worse. (Not to mention the scans...)