Nikon D810 Leads the Full Frame Pack as the New DxOMark Leader

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There’s a new king of the hill in the DxOMark land and its name is the Nikon D810. The renowned camera sensor tester announced the D810 is the new DxOMark leader with an overall score of 97. Breaking Nikon’s new full-frame camera resolved 25.7 bits of color depth, 14.8 Evs in dynamic range, and a low-light performance of 2853 ISO. Read on for all the titillating numbers that will surely get a rise out of sensor buffs.

DxOMark Nikon D810 Sony A7r Canon 5D Mark III results

Compared to its competitors the Nikon D810 performed just a tiny bit better than the Sony A7r in almost all respects. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III, however, lags behind significantly with a much lower overall marks at 81, as well as the poorest dynamic range at only 11.7 Evs and a low-light ISO performance of 2293. Still we have to give the 5D Mark III’s sensor a slight pass since it is a lower 22.1MP chip that’s also more than two years old—hopefully Canon can put up more of a fight with the 5D Mark IV.

DxOMark Nikon D810 Nikon D800E Nikon D800 Results

When put side-by side with its predecessors it seems the Nikon D810 is only marginally better than the D800 and D800E. There’s nothing too revolutionary about the D810 sensor that will make users suddenly want to upgrade tomorrow and the D800E even has better preforming low-light performance somehow.

So it seems that the D810 is the best around if only slightly. The more important upgrades current D800 and D800E shooters should look to are the higher-res LCD, expanded ISO range, single tick higher frames per second shooting, and faster image processor.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.