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Dynamic range is a measure of the camera's ability to record detail across a wide brightness range. Dynamic range is measured in EV (exposure values), and the higher the figure the better. We test dynamic range using DxO Analyzer in laboratory conditions.
JPEG dynamic range analysis: The extra megapixels of the RX1R's sensor don't seem to have hurt its dynamic range performance – it comes out on top in this group, with the old RX1R a close second.
Raw (converted to TIFF) dynamic range analysis: The results for raw files are much closer, though even here the RX1R has the edge, and the gap grows wide as the ISO increases to 1600 and beyond.
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