It would seem that the Nikon D850 can do no wrong and with this latest test and comparison from Tony Northrup, the results seem even more positive. The dynamic range was something a lot of photographers were concerned about, especially due to the higher megapixel count. At ISO 64, it's safe to say that the dynamic range of the D850 is a solid improvement over the Nikon D810. As Northrup demonstrates in his video, the D810 suffered from a heavy magenta cast in recovered shadows whereas the D850 has a more neutral and pleasing look to it. At higher ISO, however, the differences between the two Nikon cameras may not be as significant.
Compared to the Canon 5DS R, it's no surprise that the Nikon is significantly better for recovering shadows. The Canon demonstrate far more noise and banding in its image compared to the Nikon and the difference in detail and sharpness is negligible. The Sony a7R II seems to come very close to the performance of the D850, however due to the Nikon being able to shoot at ISO 64, its dynamic range is slightly better.
The camera that surprised me the most was the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, this Micro Four Thirds camera managed to out perform the D850 in both image quality and dynamic range. It should be mentioned that this is probably due to image averaging, however I still find this to be quite impressive.
As a Canon shooter, I must admit the D850 has tempted me to switch, but there are still some lenses from Canon that prevent me from doing so. I'd love to know what my fellow Canon shooters think. Is this enough for you to jump ship or is this just part of the cycle?