DxO Labs announced today that the 60.5-MP Phase One P65+ medium-format digital back, with a DxOMark Sensor score of 89 points, has taken the lead in the overall DxOMark Sensor rankings on its popular www.dxomark.com website. Up until now, shooting in low light has been challenging for medium-format cameras when compared to other digital cameras, but thanks to a newly-revised binning implementation (incorporated in its new "Sensor Plus" feature), the P65+'s low-light performance has helped closed the gap. Its higher Low-Light ISO score, combined with excellent scores for both Color Depth and Dynamic Range, has propelled it to the first-place slot among all cameras in the DxOmark database, regardless of format. (MSRP on the P65+ is ~$40,000. See Michael Reichmann's review here.)
Featured Comment by Ctein: "Dear Folks, Michael [Reichmann] very kindly sent me a 24 x 36" print of the following photograph made with the new back:
"It's purdy, pardners. Really, really, really purdy. Sigh."