At DxOMark, a new camera has topped APS-C cameras—and it’s not from Sony, Nikon, Canon, or Fujifilm.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best APS-C sensor camera? If you see the test result dxomark Believe me, the answer may surprise some people. Because a camera with the best APS-C sensor doesn’t come from Sony, Canon, Nikon or Pentax. It also doesn’t come from Fujifilm, which is mainly due to the fact that DxOMark hasn’t tested Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor yet. That’s why the DxOMark ranking is incomplete, also because some cameras from recent years are missing. Still, it’s interesting to see how the comparatively unknown camera can outperform all the tested models from Sony, Canon, and Nikon.
Pixie A1571 conquers the throne
new leader Pixie A1571A Leica M-style rangefinder camera launched in September 2021. The Pixi A1571 operates with a back-illuminated sensor and a resolution of 26 megapixels and now leads the DXOMark leaderboard of APS-C cameras with an overall score of 90 points.
Just a reminder: with DxOMark, only the cameras’ sensors are tested. So it’s not a complete test that evaluates the whole camera.
Still, the result of the Pixie A1571 is impressive, as it may even stand out slightly from the competition with its 90 points. The second-ranked Nikon D7200 managed “only” 87 points, and three to ten places are all in the range between 84 and 87 points. These include cameras like the Sony A6500, Nikon D500 or Samsung NX500.
Pixi A1571 can be bought for 2,999 Euros here on the manufacturer’s website be ordered.