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DxOMark Gives Nikon D800 DSLR Best Sensor Rating

Camera and lens rating site, DxOMark, has given the Nikon D800 DSLR a 95% rating and calls the sensor the best they’ve ever analyzed. The D800, which was announced in February, features a 36.3-megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS image sensor. The DxOMark score—which was based only on the D800’s RAW-image-based sensor results—is the “best overall score [and] the best that has ever been achieved.”

Their analysis concludes that the D800 “comes close to the quality of the best medium-format sensors” in capturing portraits, and “is comparable to the best medium-format sensor, and in fact does even better—much better—as ISO increases.” This of course, they point out, does not take into account depth of field performance.

Check out the whole analysis, with a comparison against Nikon’s other 2012 full-frame DSLR, the D4, over at DxOMarks.

(DxOMark, via 6Sight)