When DJI presented the Zenmuse X7 camera in October, it was already clear that it could be of real interest to filmmakers, because not only is it capable of recording video in 6K RAW, but their Super35mm sensor is also supposed to offer a good dynamic range, namely 14 f-stops. Now a first sensor test by DXOMark confirms these hopes.
That the X7 performs much better than the X5S and especially the camera of the Phantom 4 Pro is not to be expected, but it should be in the picture quality almost the same as the Nikon D7500 (also APS-C) and even surpass the Panasonic GH5 (MFT). The latter is mainly due to the measured noise behaviour at low light (Low-Light ISO), where the GH5 scores worse in the DXO test (by 0.8EV less latitude for exposure). In the points classification, the DJI X7 and the Nikon D7500 each score 86, while the GH5 received 77 points. DXO Mark, the X7 proves both better colour behaviour, higher dynamics and, as already mentioned, better low-light behaviour.
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