Could a small, mirrorless camera that features a 14.6-million-pixel APS-C-sized sensor give the Micro Four Thirds format a run for its money? We find out
The 11.5EV dynamic range is wide enough to produce nicely balanced exposures in most scenes. When shooting at ISO 100, the images could be lightened quite dramatically to reveal a lot of detail, but without introducing noise. This is great for recovering detail and for fans of producing pseudo-HDR images from the same original file.
This graph shows the brightness values recorded by the test camera when it is used to photograph a stepped graduation wedge. The wedge has transmission values in 1⁄2EV steps ranging from 0 to 12EV. The camera’s exposure is set so the 12EV section in the wedge has a brightness value of 255. Software analysis of the image then determines the recorded brightness values of all the other steps and calculates the camera’s dynamic range.
Image: The dynamic range and low noise levels of the NX10 are impressive. This JPEG image was lightened in Adobe Camera Raw by the equivalent of +4EV, revealing a great deal of hidden detail.