Highest Overall Image Quality
Nikon D810 Scoring 97.0 at DxOMark, the Nikon D810 has the highest overall image quality we've seen.

Snapsort uses benchmarks from DxOMark to rank cameras' image quality. DxOMark benchmark mosts cameras that shoot RAW which covers basically all DSLRs and a few high-end digicams. The overall score is an equally weighted blend of three other benchmarks: color depth, dynamic range and image quality at high iso.

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Sunlight through the clouds, taken with a Canon Rebel T2i by japokskee A beautiful shot of the sun behind some clouds, taken with a Canon Rebel T2i. Photography by Japokskee via Flickr.

Digital Cameras with Great Overall Image Quality

Compact Cameras

The following compact cameras with the best overall image quality we've seen, keep in mind that only a few compact cameras are measured.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
from $798
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
from $567
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
from $998
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
69.0
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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Canon PowerShot S120
Canon PowerShot S120
from $447
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots

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Mirrorless Interchangeable-lens Cameras

The following mirrorless interchangable lens cameras have the best overall image image quality we've seen.

Sony A7
Sony A7
from $1,480
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,248 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
90.0
Autofocus Phase detection video autofocus Help
fast and accurate

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Sony Alpha A6000
Sony Alpha A6000
from $598
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0
Focus points Many focus points Help
179
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Alpha A5000
from $448
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
79.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13 EV
Color depth Great color depth Help
23.8 bits

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Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung Galaxy NX
from $1,299
Screen size Large screen Help
4.8"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,440k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

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Entry Level DSLRs

The following entry level SLRs have the best overall image quality.

Nikon D7100
Nikon D7100
from $1,097
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,256 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0

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Nikon D5300
Nikon D5300
from $679
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,338 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0

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Nikon D5200
Nikon D5200
from $547
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,284 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
84.0

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Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3
from $1,097
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,216 ISO
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
25
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

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Pro DSLRs

The following Pro SLRs have the best overall image quality.

Nikon D810
Nikon D810
from $3,297
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,853 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
97.0
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP

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Nikon D610
Nikon D610
from $1,797
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits

Learn more about the Nikon D610

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Discussion

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Avatar for Pete At FfocalPoint Pete At FfocalPoint (8:45 AM, June 05, 2014)
FI_photo
You clearly do not know what you're talking about.
It's not a popularity contest - it's about the quality of the image as proved by a DXO algorithm.
Unfair to generalise but this is a typical Canikon user comment.
 
Avatar for heavenscanwait heavenscanwait (11:56 PM, January 12, 2014)
You know F1_photo, I was thinking the same thing. All the top canon cameras are completely left out in ALL categories. I wonder if the website has an ulterior motive!!!!!!!
Canon is the most popular camera in ALL categories. People who are spending their hard earned money are not fools. This is a good website but certainly heavily biased against canon.
 
Ali (3:31 AM, December 26, 2013)
What about the sharpness and details?The contrast ?colour processing and how real are colours?
 
Kingshuk B (11:06 AM, April 10, 2013)
It will be good for Snapsort, if they put some sample images for each camera and d settings for those picture.
 
Avatar for Marek Medved Marek Medved (11:35 AM, December 19, 2012)
When I benchmark results available for Nikon D5200?(DXO Mark)
 
Slovenian (6:11 PM, November 04, 2012)
Thanks for help. I just love Sony cameras.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:13 PM, October 30, 2012)
Hey @009614a9215fb5be30f1455848a9e741:disqus
It says that the top of the page: "Snapsort uses benchmarks from DxOMark to rank cameras' image quality. DxOMark benchmark mosts cameras that shoot RAW which covers basically all DSLRs and a few high-end digicams. The overall score is an equally weighted blend of three other benchmarks: color depth, dynamic range and image quality at high iso."
The image quality scores have nothing to do with the popularity of a camera brand, they based by independent sensor test done by DxOMark
Hope that helps.
 
FI_photo (9:04 PM, October 30, 2012)
Very interesting to notice that Snapsort seem to claim that none of Canon's models doesn't have "great image quality". Well... Honestly... How credible this is takin account that Canon have about half of professional photographers market. Totally BS, i'm sorry Snapsort.
 
Alex (2:37 PM, February 23, 2011)
Please analyze "overall image quality" for Lumix DCM FZ100. I will appreciate this. Thanks
 
Alejonorway (9:06 PM, December 16, 2010)
this is the best web for compare cameras... thanks!!!