DxOMark is back with Nikon Z6 sensor test results

After the DxO Labs bankruptcy, DxOMark is back and the first camera they tested is the Nikon Z6:

“The Nikon Z 6 24.5 BSI-CMOS sensor achieves an overall DxOMark score of 95 points. Its key strength is its low-light ISO (Sports) score of 3299 ISO, which ranks it closely with the best of the commercially-available 24 MP sensors we’ve tested, and making it a “must-have” when light levels tumble and high ISOs are the order of the day.”

Here are the test results/comparisons (click for larger view):

Here is DxOMark;s conclusion:

“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.

In this review we have compared the Nikon Z 6 to its most direct rival and to relevant cameras we’ve tested among Nikon’s own lineup. As usual, you can create your own comparisons and in-depth analyses using our interactive image sensor ranking tool.”

Via DxOMark

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