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Nikon’s D810 Beats Out Its Predecessors to Become DxOMark’s Top Sensor

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The verdict is in, again. After giving Nikon’s D810 a spin, DxOMark has officially declared the D800 successor the king of sensors. While the improvements to the mid-term update may seem marginally small, DxOMark reports these minor tweaks provide “an excellent result” in improvements.

Specifically noting the new lower native ISO (ISO 64), an improved electronic second shutter design and improved dynamic range, DxOMark’s tests just barely squeaked the D810 past their previous sensor king, Nikon’s own D800E.

As the infographic below shows, Nikon seems to be on top when it comes to sensor performance, securing five of the top ten spots, with Sony taking up four of the remaining.

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The D810 might not be a full-blown update, but it might be worth just enough to hold out for it over the D800 or D800E variety.

(via DxOMark)


 
  • http://www.trusharrabadia.com trusharp

    Canon has a lot to live up to with their 5D update, Kudos to Nikon

  • arachnophilia

    DxO’s top sensor is the red epic dragon, at 101. it’s just unlisted, for… reasons.

  • John Moore

    Yeah. Even though the difference is generally not visible in an actual photo, its disappointing to see no Canons on that list as a Canon shooter.

  • http://www.flyingsuicide.net/ Oj0

    Who cares, go out and shoot some pictures I say! I wouldn’t call it disappointing. Interesting maybe.

  • Banan Tarr

    The Red Epic Dragon is effectively 19 megapixels. The D810 is ranked at 97 and that 97 delivers almost twice as much resolution. I think it’s safe to say the D810 is better than the Red Epic Dragon for photography.

  • Tesla

    “Especially since the Epic Dragon max shutter speed is 1/100…”

    Utter rubbish sorry unless you forgot a zero there

  • OtterMatt

    It’s also for video, not really stills. Probably why it isn’t listed.

  • Banan Tarr

    What is it then? I tried to figure it out from their tech specs page… doesn’t seem to clearly state it.

  • Tesla

    you can choose any shutter speed from as slow as 1 second per frame up to….I believe its 1/2000 of a second….I’d have to check but my Epic is getting its dragon upgrade atm….im pretty certain max shutter is 1/2500 of a second.

  • Banan Tarr

    Ahh thanks for the info — apparently I was looking at their max framerate number! My bad :(

  • Tesla

    hehe happens, yep looks like you did.
    this refers to the fps according to the different resolution formats.
    1-100 fps 6K
    1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K 

    1-150 fps 4K
    1-200 fps 3K 

    1-300 fps 2K

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  • ninpou_kobanashi

    At least, they didn’t break it (^_^)

  • OtterMatt

    Yeah, I know it works, but the list was probably populated based off of primary functions, is my point.

  • Matt Payne

    I could be wrong here, but I think that Canon still has better low-light performance for night photos; however, overall I think the D800 line is superior for overall landscape work.

  • http://www.nourelrefai.com/ Nour El Refai

    I thought they improved the D810 ISO performance, didn’t they?!

  • jacob

    higher iso numbers doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to “ISO Performance”. Plus they DID improve ISO performance on their low and high ISO.

  • sean lancaster

    Actually, kudos to Sony for making every sensor sans 1 in that list.

  • Pixyst

    Canon was never a contender in this category. The so-called rivalry was just a media stunt to get attention.

  • affinityseattle

    I’m pretty sure it’s Nikon or Sony. I shoot nikon but my hired photographers use Canon alot and the ISO noise is ISOUNHAPPY.

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  • BOB

    People believe everything they read from these guys & the level at which the tests are done (if you beieve them) are so minute they are not visible to the human eye…utter pointless, just go out & shoot with whatever gear you have & enjoy!