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    DxOMark has posted the sensor score and review of the mirrorless camera Z8 equipped with Nikon's stacked sensor. Thinking the nIkon Z8 is a mini Z9? Keep thinking that as you review the results of DXOMark's tests.

    model Overall score color reproduction dynamic range High sensitivity
    Z8 98 26.3 14.2 2548
    Z9 98 26.3 14.4 2451
    Z7II 100 26.3 14.7 2841
    α1 98 25.9 14.5 3163
    α7R V 100 26.1 14.8 3187
    Canon EOS R5 95 25.3 14.6 3042
    DC-S1R 100 26.4 14.1 3525

        • The speed advantage of stacked CMOS is obvious, and the image quality is excellent. Those considering the transition to mirrorless will find the Z8's performance appealing. Combined with a cheaper and more portable body than the Z9, the Z8 is a very attractive choice for a wide range of applications.
        • The Nikon Z8's stacked sensor achieved a DxOMark score of 98, beating out the Canon EOS R5 with 95.
        • Color reproduction is very strong with a base sensitivity (ISO64) and 14bit at ISO25600. It also has a wide dynamic range of 14.2EV at ISO64, but the high-sensitivity score is ISO2548, which is not as good as the best high-sensitivity performance.
        • Color reproduction is as good as the Z9. 
        • Dynamic range is excellent, while the Sony a7R V is slightly better at 14.8EV at ISO100.
        • The difference between the Z8 and Z9 is very small at +0.04EV, but the α7R V's sensor is pretty good, nearly +0.5EV higher than the Z8 and Z9.

      As the Nikon Z8 is a mini Z8, the results aren't all that surprising. With the Canon EOS R5 II about to refresh within the next 6-8 months, we might see an improvement from Canon. The only question, will the EOS R5 have a stacked sensor. If it doesn't, the Nikon Z8 won't be dethroned anytime soon.

      Derek is a writer, video and stills shooter who has been in the video graphics industry since the 1980s. Derek is a founding member of the Camera Insider.

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