Dynamic range most important sensor property
We review various properties of cameras, which together with the photographer and the lens determine the image quality. The quality of all modern cameras is good. The differences in image quality between cameras—if we're talking about cameras with a micro-43, APS-C/DX or full-frame/FX sensor—are in many cases small, but certainly under extreme circumstances visible.
In the total score for image quality of cameras, the various properties are weighted to come to a final score. Because we were curious about which camera properties you all think are the most important, we asked you about it.
We got nearly 400 responses. That's not as many as the responses that we get when we ask questions about lenses, but it still gives a nice overview. The results did not surprise us:
That resolution scored so low does not appear to be surprising. With a 16-megapixel camera, you can make a sharp A3 print. And who does that so often that it’s an important point for him or her? On the other hand, the resolution determines the sharpness of your shots, and it appears that for some photographers, that can never be high enough. Therefore, resolution is more heavily weighted in our final scores for image quality than you all would do.