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|
|Canon EOS R5||95||25.3||14.6||3042|
- 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.