overview Dynamic range

Dynamic range Dynamic range
12 EV

Dynamic range is measured in EV. Cameras with better dynamic range capture a wider number of values from dark to light, usually resulting in more details in shadows and highlights.

Snapsort uses metrics from DXOMark to determine how good a camera's dynamic range is. DXOMark only benchmarks cameras that shoot RAW, which covers most DSLRs and a few high-end digicams.

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Compared To Compared to recent DSLRs

Out of 11 recent DSLRs, 8 have (significantly) better dynamic range than the Nikon D3S.

Nikon D3S
12 EV
14.8 EV
12.4 EV
11.2 EV