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Nikon Z8 Sensor Review – Scored 98 Points

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Nikon Z8 sensor review published by DxOMark. They have posted the test results and the 45.7MP sensor inside the full frame mirrorless camera achieved a score of 98 points.

The score of 98 points puts the Nikon Z8 camera to the 7th place in full-frame and MF sensors. This score of the sensor performance is close to that of Sony A1 (98 points) and Sony a7R IV (99 points).

In terms of base sensitivity, Nikon Z8 has achieved good results in color reproduction and dynamic range, and the low light ISO has also been very good. High score of 98 points offers a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.2 EV dynamic range, and 2548 ISO low-light score. More details about the Nikon Z8 sensor review after the break!

Conclusion from DXOMark :

Nikon calls the Z8 the “successor” to the D850, and it’s not so difficult to see why. Although there hasn’t been an increase in pixel count — the 45 MP to 47 MP range seems to be the current sweet spot — the Z8 is an immensely versatile and flexible camera. While the speed advantages of a stacked CMOS are clear, image quality is also excellent. Anyone contemplating the switch from DSLR to mirrorless will discover the Nikon Z8’s performance compelling. This, combined with the tempting price and more portable form factor over the Z9, makes the Nikon Z8 a hugely attractive option for a wide range of photographic tasks.

Like the Z9, the Nikon Z8 is built for high-end video and stills. Inside the camera are the same 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and EXPEED 7 processor that sit in the Z9. This enables the Nikon Z8 to record in-camera 12-bit raw video at up to 8.3K at 60p or 4.1K at 120p. The camera’s 12-bit raw footage is saved in Nikon’s N-RAW file format, which is half the size of a ProRes RAW HQ file, and in-camera Full-HD proxy files are created when shooting internal 8.3K N-RAW or 4.1K ProRes RAW HQ.

Nikon Z8 body: $3,996.95 at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

Nikon Z8 with 24-120mm f/4 Lens: $4,896.95 at B&HAdorama.