There’s a new camera on the top of the DxOMark image sensor rankings. DxOMark has put the 45-megapixel Nikon D850 sensor to the test and it has become the first DSLR to ever hit a triple-digit score, earning itself a DxOMark Sensor Score of 100.
This is the first time a full-frame backside-illuminated sensor has appeared in a Nikon camera, and it’s a sensor that “breaks new ground for image quality,” DxOMark says. The D850 has the best color and dynamic range at base ISO among all commercially available cameras tested by the lab — it’s so good it rivals medium format sensors in some aspects.
“At base ISO, the Nikon D850 image quality for color is unrivaled for a DSLR, although the mirrorless Sony A7R II and full frame compact RX1R II comes pretty close,” DxOMark writes. “The D850’s color is on par with the best results we’ve seen on medium-format sensors, such as the Phase One IQ180 digital back, and fractionally ahead of the Phase One P65.”
The D850’s low-light ISO performance isn’t as top-notch as its other attributes, but DxOMark says it’s “still a very acceptable result” that “fares pretty well.” The camera produces fairly low noise up to ISO 3200 and can be pushed further with noise reduction software during post-processing.
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