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Digital cameras 2012 test

We compare DSLRs, Micro Four Thirds, Four Thirds and some bridge cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Leica.
 
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  • Updated:26 Mar 2013
 

03.High-end comparison table 2012 test

Instructions

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Price and BuyPrice ($)Overall scoreImage quality (%)Ease of use (%)Monitor (%)Movie quality (%)Viewfinder (%)Flash (%)Dimensions (W x H x D, cm)Weight (grams)Sensor typeSensor sizeEffective resolution (megapixels)Zoom range (35mm equivalent)Lens factorMinimum aperture range (Wide - Tele, mm)Lens mountClosest focus (m)Focus assistance lampContinuous manual focusFocus points in Auto modeSpot focusFace detectionMemory card typeSupplied memory card (MB)Internal memory (MB)Image ratios supportedMaximum image size (W x H, pixels)JPEG plus RAWMaximum number of cards insertedGPSBattery typeCIPA battery cyclesBattery charger includedBattery must be charged in the cameraVideo output socketVideo cable suppliedVideo ratios supportedMaximum video image size (W x H, pixels)Video formatVideo focus trackingVideo face detectionVideo image stabilisationCan add a comment (to a still image)Audio outputAudio cable suppliedBuilt-in speakerSocket for external microphoneAudio recording formatViewfinder typeViewfinder diopterViewfinder grid guideMonitor size (mm)Monitor ratioMonitor pixelsMonitor swivel (vertical x horizontal, degrees)Touch screenBrightness adjustmentMonitor grid guideContinuous shooting modeManual white balancePreselect shutter speedPreselect apertureMinimum shutter speed (secs)Maximum shutter speed (secs)ISO ratings (lowest - highest)Bulb settingPhysical image stabilisationElectronic image stabilisationShutter delay at distance (10m, secs)Shutter delay up close (1m, secs)Liveview shutter delay at distance (10m, secs)Liveview shutter delay up close (1m, secs)Startup time (secs)Shortest time between two frames (high quality setting, no flashShortest time between two frames continuous mode (high quality sFlash TypeFlash TTL meteringRed-eye reductionFlash power adjustableSlow sync mode2nd or rear curtain modeOther flash connectionHotshoeGood PointsBad PointsSoftware suppliedExtra featuresBrand
                                                                                           
EOS 60D + Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS1400747973636981Canon
Lumix DMC-GH3 Kit + G X Vario 12-35 mm2999747577558282Panasonic
EOS 60D Kit + EF-S 18-55mm IS850737373637082Canon
D7000 + AF-S G 16-85 VR2799738165657380Nikon
Lumix DMC-GH2 + G Vario 14-140mm HD2299737473557881Panasonic
E-5 + Zuiko 14-54 mm II2199727575566683Olympus
alpha 55V Kit + 18-55mm DT SAM SAL18551299727075697577Sony
alpha 33 Kit + 18-55mm DT SAM SAL1855899726875707876Sony
EOS 600D Kit + EF-S 18-55mm IS II900727470656782Canon
D7000 Kit + AF-S G 18-105 VR2099727965657380Nikon
EOS 60D Kit + EF-S 18-135mm IS1200717172637182Canon
EOS 7D - EF-S 18-135mm IS1600717174597371Canon
EOS 550D - EF-S 18-135mm IS1949717470676278Canon
V-Lux 41000717072716679Leica
Lumix DMC-GH2K Kit + G Vario 14-42mm1699717273557481Panasonic
E-M5 Kit + 12-50mm ED EZ1499717173617282Olympus
Lumix DMC-FZ200799717072716679Panasonic
alpha 57K Kit + 18-55mm DT SAM SAL1855949706677715481Sony
EOS 550D Kit - EF-S 18-55mm IS1499696972676079Canon
EOS 1100D Kit + EF-S 18-55mm IS II450697670446383Canon
EOS 6D Kit + EF 24-105mm IS USM3000688166685383Canon
Lumix DMC-FZ60 (FZ62 overseas)599686872625771Panasonic
alpha 35 Kit + 18-55mm DT SAM SAL1855799686673686076Sony
alpha 65V Kit + 18-55mm DT SAM SAL18551399675976657176Sony
D3100 Kit + AF-S G 18-55 VR899677066516677Nikon
D5100 Kit + AF-S G 18-55 VR1199676962686877Nikon
K-5 Kit + smc DA 18-55mm AL WR1999677072535677Pentax
NEX-7K Kit + 18-55mm SEL18551699676764716877Sony
K-30 Kit + smc DA 18-55mm AL WR899677368644783Pentax
Pen mini E-PM2 Kit + 14-42 mm II R MSC59966736862750Olympus
XZ-264966746373610Olympus
PowerShot G12506667456656733Canon
Lumix DMC-G3K Kit + G Vario 14-42 mm999666663746584Panasonic
K-r Kit + smc DAL 18-55mm AL899666771575479Pentax
NX200 Kit + 18-55mm II OIS89966786752580Samsung
NEX-6L Kit + 16-50mm SELP 1650 OSS1299666863646975Sony
NEX-5 + 18-200mm SEL 18-200164965716373740Sony
1 V1 Kit + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-301149657268527366Nikon
Lumix DMC-FZ150699656562716871Panasonic
Coolpix P7000569647057666542Nikon
Lumix DMC-GF2W Kit + G Vario 14-42mm99964716570650Panasonic
PowerShot S9559964725667740Canon
NEX-3 Kit + 18-55mm SEL185584964725671780Sony
NEX-5 Kit - 18-55mm SEL185599964715671810Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10079964755567760Sony
FinePix X-S1899636262705278Fujifilm
D-Lux 689963666569680Leica
Lumix DMC-GX1X Kit + G X Vario PZ 14-42 mm119963656968690Panasonic
Pen Lite E-PL3 Kit + 14-42 mm II R MSC79963676761630Olympus
Pen E-P3 Kit + 14-42 mm II R MSC79963666665670Olympus
Lumix DMC-GF3K Kit + G Vario 14-42 mm89963676667690Panasonic
PowerShot SX50 HS510636166646070Canon
FinePix X10699626359706168Fujifilm
XF154962706161590Fujifilm
1 J1 Kit + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-3084962706747650Nikon
Pen mini E-PM1 Kit + 14-42 mm II R MSC59962686560640Olympus
NEX-C3K Kit + 18-55mm SEL185574962685967670Sony
G1 X635616653756934Canon
PowerShot S11038161666361610Canon
FinePix X1001299616252676480Fujifilm
X-E1 + XF 18-55mm R LM OIS1399616659594175Fujifilm
Coolpix P7100599616660674945Nikon
Lumix DMC-GF3X Kit + G X Vario PZ 14-42 mm99961626469640Panasonic
NX1000 Kit + 20-50mm II ED64961755963390Samsung
NEX-5 + 16mm SEL16F28114961646071740Sony
NX11 Kit - 18-55mm OIS649607063453049Samsung
K-x Kit - smc DAL 18-55mm AL699606272403662Pentax
FinePix HS30EXR599606359644760Fujifilm
NEX-5NK Kit + 18-55mm SEL185594959625668640Sony
alpha 390 Kit + 55-200mm DT SAM SAL55200-284959766025075Sony
NX5 Kit + 18-55mm OIS799596857365846Samsung
Pen E-PL2 Kit + 14-42 mm II MSC79959635957670Olympus
PowerShot S10041859645862660Canon
Q Kit + O1 Standard Prime 8.5 mm79958645760620Pentax
NX10 - 30mm849586257524453Samsung
D-Lux-589957635765560