Photons to Photos published a report on the Nikon Z8 low light performance and dynamic range. One would think that being the newest pro level camera, that it would have better dynamic range than the Canon R5, but while close, it isn't so. Does the Nikon Z8 have better dynamic range or does the Canon EOS R5 have better dynamic range, and does the result really matter
|Maximum dynamic range
|low light ISO
|Low light EV
|Canon EOS R5
While the dynamic range is a little better than the Z9, the difference is negligible.
The dynamic range of the Z8 is almost the same as the α1, which also has a stacked sensor. The Z8's dynamic range is a little narrower than the non-stacked sensor a7R V and EOS R5, but it's roughly on par with the S1R. In addition, it seems that Nikon machines tend to have slightly lower values overall than Sony and Canon for high-sensitivity measurements.