Camera sensor reviews

The DXOMARK Sensor evaluation measures the image quality of camera sensors that can record images in RAW format, and all analysis is undertaken before demosaicing or JPG processing. Read how cameras from all major manufacturers perform and rank, and compare them with others.

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A quality review of the Pentax Q


With an overall DxOMark score of 47, the Pentax Q is well-placed among cameras with sensors smaller than 4/3. In fact, its results are equivalent to the best compacts in this line (e.g., Canon ...

Olympus PEN E-PM1 and PEN E-PL3: more pocket-sized additions to the Olympus PEN range


Introduced this past summer, the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 are the latest micro-four-thirds cameras from Olympus. These 2 new models are intended to complete the PEN EP3 series and thus offer a whole ...

Phase One IQ 180: the new king of all sensors


When we received the IQ 180 Digital Back from Phase One, we expected a lot from this huge 80 MPix sensor. And indeed, this sensor is the best we have ever tested, with an ...

Sony NEX 5N: Sony’s latest interchangeable lens camera put to the test


Just as the NEX C3 succeeded the NEX 3, it's now time for the NEX 5 to be replaced by the NEX 5N. But although some successions are only slight redesigns, the 5N is ...

Nikon Coolpix P7100: a new high-end compact by Nikon


The Nikon Coolpix P7000 was launched last year to clearly compete with the Canon Powershot G12 on the high-end compact market. Despite reasonably good specs, the P7000 wasn’t really well received because of some ...

Nikon 1 series: The tests


It’s rare in the world of photography for a manufacturer to come up with an entirely new product line from scratch, and it’s equally rare for a famous manufacturer such as Nikon (the world ...

Sony A77, measurements and review of the world’s first 24 MPix APS-C camera


When the Sony A77 was announced a couple of weeks ago as a replacement for the Sony Alpha 700, Sony’s semi-professional APS-C camera, we were all very impressed by its specifications. So we were ...

Sony SLT A35 image quality review


Sony announced this “Translucent Mirror Technology” reflex camera in early June 2011.The aforementioned technology, already featured on the Sony Alpha 33 and Sony Alpha 55 consists in allowing you to shoot on continuous-shooting mode ...

Olympus PEN EP3 image quality review


We have tested the Olympus PEN EP3, the latest 4/3 camera by Olympus, and the first results show that its sensor performance is pretty much the same as for the Olympus PEN EPL2 and ...

DxOMark Sony NEX C3 Review: a great sensor in a tiny camera


Here are the image quality results for Sony’s newest member of the NEX family.The NEX C3 is a Hybrid with an SLR-sized sensor. This sensor is a newly developed 16.2 megapixels APS-C dubbed “Exmor” ...

The new Panasonic Lumix G3 tested and available for comparison on DxOMark


Announced 2 weeks ago, the successor to the Panasonic G2 has already been tested and briefly reviewed on DxOMark. The Panasonic G3 is more than a simple revamp of its predecessor; this new model ...

Nikon D5100 DxOMark Review


The Nikon D5100 replaces the D5000 in Nikon’s lineup; it finds its place right below the Nikon D7000, according to Nikon’s marketing the D90 is still positioned between the D5100 and the D7000, however the spec ...

Fujifilm X100 DxOMark Review


High Tech in a Classic Package: The Hybrid ViewfinderThe X100 has been one of the most anticipated compact cameras. Although it looks like an old rangefinder, it is a very modern device. Its most ...

Canon EOS 600D in depth review


The EOS 600D looks much like the EOS 550D, which, however, it does not replace. Both bodies will remain in Canon’s lineup. The 600D utilizes most of the 550D’s hardware features, including its 18-megapixel ...

Canon EOS 1100D, DxOMark review for the new Canon entry-level body


The EOS 1100D (Rebel T3) replaces the EOS 1000 as Canon’s entry-level body. It combines a 12-megapixel sensor, Canon’s 9-point AF engine coupled to the 63-zone metering system introduced by the EOS7D, and of ...

Panasonic DMC-GF2: Anything new?


The recently-launched GF2 succeeds the very popular GF1 launched more than a year ago. From the outside, the GF2 looks like a simplified version of the GF1. In the interim, the GF2 acquired a ...

DxOMark review for the Samsung EX1, Canon Powershot G12, Nikon Coolpix P7000.


High-end bridge sensors: Questions of size and performance“Travel light.” This was the motto of pocket-sized cameras whose layout and controls were a perfect match to those of much bulkier DSLRs. Moreover, up to a ...

DxOMark review for the Panasonic Lumix DMC GH2


The Panasonic GH2 features several improvements over the GH1 and the G2, the most important of which is its sensor. On the GH2, Panasonic has chosen an oversized 18.3 million pixel 4/3 sensor, with ...

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