Top Cameras


MIRRORLESS

Sony NEX-7
DxOMark Score:?81
Sony’s NEX-series scores consistently well among mirrorless models; the NEX-7 leads with a rank of #24.

FIXED-LENS

Sony RX1
DxOMark Score:?93
With its full-frame, 24.3-megapixel sensor, the celebrated RX1 crushes most pro DSLRs with a rank
of #4, just behind Nikon’s D800E, D800 and D600 DSLRs.

TOP CAMERAS: RESOLUTION

HIGHEST RESOLUTION

Nikon D800E & D800
Pixels:?7360 x 4912
At 36.3 megapixels, the D800E/D800 boasts 50% more pixels than the nearest competition: several models with a resolution of 24 megapixels.

UNDER $1,000

Nikon D3200
Pixels:?6016 x 4000
The 24-megapixel D3200 squeaks past the Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Sony SLT-A65 to claim the highest resolution of SLRs under $1,000—the three others tied at 6000 x 4000 pixels.

MIRRORLESS

Sony NEX-7
Pixels:?6000 x 4000
In addition to its high marks for sensor quality, the 24-megapixel NEX-7 also leads the mirrorless category in resolution, by a margin of about 4 megapixels.

FIXED-LENS

Sony RX1
Pixels:?6000 x 4000
The 24-megapixel, full-frame sensor RX1 excels not only in sensor ratings, but also in resolution. Several fixed-lens cameras are runners-up at 20 megapixels.

TOP CAMERAS: INNOVATION

"LENS-STYLE" CAMERAS

Sony QX10 & QX100
Featuring built-in sensors, these lenses pair wirelessly with an iOS or Android smartphone and use the phone as your viewfinder and controls. The QX10 features a 10x zoom (27.5-275mm equivalent) and 18-megapixel resolution, while the QX100 is a Carl Zeiss model that offers a 3.6x zoom (28-100mm equivalent) and 20-megapixel resolution. List price: $249 (QX10); $499 (QX100).

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