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The Best DSLR & Mirrorless Camera For Every Price

Best Image Quality DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

This infographic shows which interchangeable lens digital camera offers the best image-quality in any given price range. DSLRs are on the left and Mirrorless are on the right. Follow the infographic straight down to stay within the type. Let the blue path guide you through the best image-quality at every price regardless of camera type, while the mauve one connects all mirrorless which are smaller and lighter than comparable DSLRs.

Click on any camera to see its full-specifications and our review, when available.

Best DSLR & Mirrorless Digital Camera For Every Price Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 Buy Nikon D3300 Fujifilm X-E2s Fuji X-E2S Review Buy Fujifilm X-E2s Pentax K-70 Buy Pentax K-70 Pentax K-3 II Pentax K-3 II Pentax KP Buy Pentax KP Fujifilm X-E3 Buy Fujifilm X-E3 Nikon D7500 Buy Nikon D7500 Sonyy A7 II Buy Sony A7 II Sony A7R III Buy Sony A7R III Pentax K-1 Buy Pentax K-1 Nikon D7500 Buy Nikon D850 Fujifilm GFX 50S Buy Fujifilm GFX 50S

Notes

  • The dominant determinant of image-quality is sensor-size, then technology. A smaller sensor can eventually catch to a much older cameras, yet this is unlikely between current models.
  • Image quality on any Interchangeable Lens Camera is highly dependent on the lens. Prepare to pay an amount similar to the camera for good optics. Whatever you do, skip the kit lens to get sharp images.
  • The low price of the Nikon D3300 makes it the gateway to high image-quality. It is basic, but it delivers.
  • Fujifilm prices their X-E2S so low that they wiped out all smaller sensor cameras from the chart. The now discontinued Fujifilm X-E2
    Fujifilm X-E2
    is virtually the same as the X-E2S since Fujiflm delivered its functionality as a firmware upgrade to the predecessor.
  • While Pentax makes the lowest price weatherproof DSLRs, the cheapest weatherproof mirrorless is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
    which did not make it into this infographic due to having a smaller sensor.
  • Pentax really shows its highly-acclaimed value propostion. Their cameras use the same Sony sensors as most Nikon while being offered at a much lower price-point with more professional features than their peers.
  • Even though it succeeds the X-E2S in number, the Fujifilm X-E3
    Fujifilm X-E3
    is incredibly small and easily delivers the best image-quality to size ratio of any digital camera.
  • All prices in USD and current on February 2018 as available at Adorama. Support us by buying using these links. Taxes and duty extra, when applicable.

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