DxOMark completed their tests and review of the 45.7MP sensor inside the Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera ($3,996.95). The Nikon Z8 gets an outstanding overall DxOMark sensor score of 98 points, with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.2 EV dynamic range, and 2548 ISO low-light score.
Nikon Z8 Key Features:
- 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
- Lightweight Design, 30% Smaller than Z9
- 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
- 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
- Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
- 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
- Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- CFx Type B & SD Memory Card Slots
- 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
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.