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 14 recent DSLRs, 10 have (significantly) better dynamic range than the Nikon D3S.

Nikon D3S
12 EV
14.8 EV
12.4 EV
11.2 EV