Guys, no matter what facts you have or what you say it's not going to help much, lol.
I know, I know. But...the windmill is right there, just sticking straight up out of the field and begging to be tilted at and charged...
Sorry, then you do not understand the read outs from Nikon and the Sony sensors , and it is more than one data reading.
Even the D3x with 12 bit ADC have more than 12 stops DR because of more than one data reading
Study the subject before pre mature conclusions
Really, the D3x has a 12-bit ADC? Quick, you'd better call Nobuyoshi Gokyu (President & CEO of Nikon, Inc., but I'm sure you know that) and tell him that the features page for the D3x
, which states, "Fast 14-bit A/D conversion incorporated onto the image sensor
," is wrong and needs to be corrected immediately, based on your
thorough understanding of the read out from Nikon sensors.
So, if we can agree that Nikon is correct about their own D3x specifications, and that you, despite your extensive understanding and studying, are wrong about their D3x specifications, let's just say that the D3x has a 14-bit ADC and move on...
In that case, DxO's measurements
show a very decent 12.84 EV of DR for the D3x. Their 'Landscape Score', however, is an artifically inflated 13.65 EV - still technically possible (unlike the D800), but again, artifically inflated as a direct result of a flawed method of data analysis.
Study the subject, indeed. Oh, puuullllleeeeeeeze. It's almost as if I didn't
have a day job that includes both analyzing quantitative image analysis data and managing a large group of scientists who do the same...