Nikon Z7 review - Quality

Quality

To measure and compare the noise levels on the Nikon Z7, I shot the following scene in RAW+JPEG mode at every ISO value and took 100% crops from each for the tables below. I repeated the test with the Nikon D850 and Sony A7r II using the same lens and have presented them below with the D850 in the left column, the Z7 in the middle and the A7r II in the right. JPEGs in the first table are straight out of the camera, while RAW files in the second table were processed in Adobe Camera RAW using sharpening of 50 / 0.5 / 36 / 10, and with noise reduction disabled to really see what’s going on behind the scenes.

 

 

Nikon D850 vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7r II noise (JPEG)

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-64_00242

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 64 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-100_00243

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 100 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-200_00244

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 200 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-400_00245

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 400 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-800_00246

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 800 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-1600_00247

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 1600 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-3200_00248

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 3200 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-6400_00249

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 6400 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-12800_00250

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 12800 ISO.

 

A7Rii_OOC_ISO-25600_00251

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from JPEG at 25600 ISO.

 

 

 

 

Nikon D850 vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7r II noise (RAW)

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-64_00242

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 64 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-100_00243

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 100 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-200_00244

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 200 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-400_00245

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 400 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-800_00246

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 800 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-1600_00247

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 1600 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-3200_00248

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 3200 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-6400_00249

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 6400 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-12800_00250

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 12800 ISO.

 

A7Rii_RAW_ISO-25600_00251

Above: Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, Sony A7r II noise. 100% crops from RAW at 25600 ISO.

 

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