EOS 5D Mark IV
- Feb 28, 2013
No company produces a camera with 16-20 stops period including very expensive high end movie cameras (dont believe all the marketing hype).I have not mentioned specifically Canon and I think that the modern sensors of all companies are more or less comparable in usable DR. One stop does not help in critical situations therefore I mentioned the 16-20 stops. Which no camera company delivers for the standard consumer/pro photography market as far as I know.
Latest research suggests certain humans can see up to 20 stops of DR when our eyes adjust but not at a single point of time (we have been helping a researcher on this for over ten years in Scotland).
Our eyes can adapt, a sensor cannot.
The best high end camera we have tested is claimed at 16 stops but actually is more like 15. No system of checking is a 100% guaranteed either because small external factors can affect the results and at high sensitivity (including heat).
Manufacturers over egg real world DR and always have.