Nikon Z6 DxOMark Review: Outstanding Dynamic Range (95 Points)
DxOMark has completed their full in-depth sensor review of Nikon Z6 full frame mirrorless camera: The Nikon Z6 achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 95 points (just 1 point behind the Sony A7 III), with a combination of 25.3 bits color depth, 14.3 EV dynamic range, and 3299 ISO low-light score.
Nikon Z6 Key Features:
- 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
- UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
- 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
- Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
- 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
- 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- 12 fps Shooting; ISO 100-51200
- Top-Panel Dot-Matrix OLED; XQD Card Slot
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Conclusion from DxOMark:
With the introduction of the mirrorless Z 6, Nikon has adopted one of the best-performing full-frame 24 MP BSI-CMOS sensors. At base ISO, it has very good color and a wide dynamic range; additionally, the sensor has outstanding dynamic range at mid-ISO settings, and has particularly good low-light performance at high ISOs.
Even though it performs exceptionally well in our tests, the Z 6 is still only slightly ahead of the sensor in the 2014 Nikon D750. Nevertheless, while we can’t gauge the impact of its 273 on-chip phase-detection points, it also performs at a similarly high level to its closest rival, the Sony A7 III, sharing many similarities in performance (albeit with some subtle differences).
With its particular balance of performance characteristics at different ISOs, the Nikon Z 6 sensor will be a more appealing choice for a wide range of photographic applications than many previous, more conventional 20-24 MP sensors.
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You can read the full review at DxOMark.