Sony A6000, Panasonic GH4 earn top ratings at DxOMark

by Liam McCabe

posted Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM EST


DxOMark is really cranking out the ratings this week. They’ve just added the sensor scores for the Sony A6000 and Panasonic GH4 to their database, and it’s good news for fans of both cameras.

The mid-range A6000 earned an overall score of 82 points, right in the pack with the top-rated APS-C cameras. DxO calls it an “incremental improvement” over the NEX-7, thanks to a marked improvement in its low-light score. The Nikon D5200, D5300, and D7100 as well as the Pentax K-IIs, retain a slight edge over the A6000 in DxO’s scoring, though some might say that it’s nitpicking at that point, since they all seem to use the same 24-megapixel sensor.

As for the Panasonic GH4, it scored 74 points, enough to edge out the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and take the cake as the top-rated camera with a Four Thirds sensor. That’s still way behind most current APS-C cameras (Canon cameras aside), but it’s incremental progress.

The Panasonic GH4 has earned the top score for a Micro Four Thirds camera at DxoMark.

Of course, the sensor is just one part of a system, and the ratings are only as good as the tests. DxO still hasn’t published ratings for any Fujifilm X-series cameras, for example, likely because their tests can't accurately reflect the true capabilities of its non-Bayer sensor. And few would argue that Canon’s full frame cameras are really less capable than a $700 Nikon.

Nitpick the latest results over at DxO, and then go take some pictures.