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Report: Nikon Z7 Dynamic Range Falls Short of D850
By Joseph Tepper, October 1, 2018 @ 02:57 PM (EST)
Source: DPReview

With all the buzz surrounding Nikon’s new pro-level, full-frame mirrorless camera—the Z7—we have the first real world tests coming in and the results are mixed. DPReview reports that the Z7 falls short of the excellence in dynamic range offered by Nikon’s D850 full frame.

According to the report, they found striping and banding in the Z7 test images that didn’t exist in the D850 tests. This is somewhat surprising because the cameras have the same resolution and the same size sensor. However, the Z7 adds on-sensor phase detection points—and that may very well be the cause of the reduced dynamic range.

To be fair, the D850 sensor’s performance earned DxO’s first-ever 100 score from a DSLR—so the expectations are high. But that’s where we are now. When mirrorless cameras cost as much and weigh just barely less than DSLRs, it seems that perfection is the rule and not the exception.

Check out the full DPReview article here.



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