This is sensorgen.info - a source of digital image sensor information. Digital sensor data has been available on the web for some time, mainly through the work of individuals interested in the topic. The work of these individuals has been collated by Roger Clark at Clarkvision.com. This has provided a single point of reference for those who wanted or needed this information. As a resource based on enthusiast work, this has only provided information on those cameras which the individuals undertaking the analysis owned or had access to. More recently a more complete sensor data resource has become available through DxOMark.com. This resource, produced by the image software company DxO has offered a complete set of sensor data, measured to a precise and rigorous standard. DxO data provides an excellent source of sensor information. However, its authors have decided to present that information so as not to give the three major 'figures of merit' which are commonly used by designers of imaging equipment. Sensorgen presents the information in that form, giving, for each sensor the quantum efficiency, the read noise and the saturation capacity. Headline figures are presented on this page. by clicking on the camera name you can access a page giving more complete information on that camera, including tables of data for each ISO setting and graphs of the parameters and graphs, which can be linked or embedded in your own material

Model QE Min Read Noise (e-) Max Saturation capacity (e-)
Canon cameras:
EOS-1D_MkII 30% 9.3 64643
EOS-1D_MkIII 29% 4.7 66480
EOS-1D_MkIV 44% 1.5 48702
EOS-1D_X 47% 1.3 90367
EOS-1Ds_MkIII 31% 5.1 53472
EOS_1000D 33% 5.2 36058
EOS_1100D 36% 2.5 31787
EOS_20D 26% 3.7 48255
EOS_40D 33% 4.2 40311
EOS_50D 38% 3.0 18068
EOS_550D 40% 2.0 23408
EOS_5D 25% 4.2 55297
EOS_5D_MkII 33% 3.2 64600
EOS_5D_MkIII 49% 2.4 67531
EOS_60D 40% 1.5 24322
EOS_6D 50% 1.6 76606
EOS_70D 45% 2.3 26726
EOS_7D 41% 2.8 20187
Powershot_G10 57% 7.1 4453
Powershot_G11 60% 4.3 10124
Powershot_G12 55% 4.1 10306
Powershot_G15 59% 1.0 7335
Powershot_G1X 38% 2.1 22719
Powershot_S100 52% 0.9 8837
Fujifilm cameras:
S100fs 50% 3.9 7958
X100 39% 4.6 29101
XF1 55% 2.2 8038
X_S1 57% 2.7 7601
Hasselblad cameras:
H3DII_50 16% 14.9 38463
Leica cameras:
M9 30% 13.1 30976
M_Typ240 43% 5.8 34445
Nikon cameras:
1_V2 54% 2.5 11502
Coolpix_A 47% 3.2 40102
D2H 15% 10.6 18149
D2X 23% 12.4 20141
D300 29% 4.7 17596
D3100 36% 0.0 19343
D3200 43% 2.3 28729
D3X 35% 3.7 48975
D3s 57% 2.8 83732
D4 53% 1.9 117813
D40 24% 8.0 26151
D5000 35% 2.1 28411
D5200 53% 1.4 27517
D600 53% 2.8 76231
D700 38% 5.3 58111
D7000 48% 2.5 49058
D7100 52% 1.1 29236
D800 56% 2.6 44972
J1 57% 6.8 23644
P330 75% 2.1 10584
Olympus cameras:
E-3 44% 12.1 21842
E-30 38% 8.3 20188
E-5 34% 8.3 18001
E410 34% 11.8 18196
OM-D_E-M5 53% 2.0 25041
Pen_E-P3 41% 8.1 17791
Pen_E-PL1 42% 11.2 17424
XZ-1 35% 2.6 6498
Panasonic cameras:
DMC-G1 33% 5.9 14346
DMC-GH1 50% 4.2 18662
DMC_G3 45% 2.9 13612
DMC_G5 43% 3.1 12842
DMC_GH2 43% 3.0 11803
DMC_GX1 44% 2.7 12554
DMC_LX5 46% 3.8 9566
Pentax cameras:
645D 41% 13.3 38752
K-5 46% 1.9 47159
PhaseOne cameras:
P65Plus 22% 17.6 53019
Samsung cameras:
NX100 24% 7.4 22291
Sony cameras:
A58 36% 2.7 25546
A580 47% 2.5 44983
A77 35% 1.8 19689
A900 27% 6.0 26843
NEX-5 32% 3.0 17710
NEX-7 47% 2.2 25443
NEX-C3 45% 3.3 21361
RX100 52% 1.6 10040
SLT-A33 24% 2.1 25994
SLT-A55 33% 3.0 30236

How the figures are calculated

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