Full-frame digital cameras are enjoying good demand compared to APS-C or crop-sensor cameras. The former’s light sensitivity helps in taking clear and sharp photos even in dark backgrounds. The crop factor of APS-C varies depending on brands and can be in the range of 1.5x, 1.6x, or 2x as in Micro-Four-Thirds cameras.
The digital camera market offers customers vast options. In the past, full-frame digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLR) cameras by Nikon and Canon had a bigger grip.
Now more brands including Sony and Panasonic have entered segments like full-frame mirrorless and DSLR models. As a result, the benefits of full-frame photography are easier to garner. Here we will take a look at the top 5 full-frame cameras based on performance and price.
Reasonably priced Nikon Z6 is noted for a superb 24MP full-frame sensor that shoots with a great dynamic range. The tilting LCD screen’s 3.2-inch size makes it larger than other cameras.
The 51-point AF system and 6.5fps drive mode, built-in Wi-Fi is hiking its performance. Specifications include 24.5MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor, Hybrid autofocus system, burst shooting, and 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder among others.
Sony Alpha A7 III
The Sony A7 III is a capable full-frame camera with a good mix of resolution, speed, features, and price points. Key features include a 24MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with 93 percent autofocus backed by ample phase-detection points and contrast detection. In-body image stabilization and touch screen are other highlights.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
This camera impresses as an all-around full-frame option. Built around a new 30.4MP CMOS sensor it uses the Digic 6+ processor. The AF system is from the flagship 1D X Mark II. Canon has improvised the product with dynamic range, AF precision, resolution, and AF speed.
The S1R offers a rugged body, the 5.7million-dot viewfinder the most impressive stellar video quality, image stabilization, and a huge buffer. The 47.3MP sensor can output 187MP images. The good combination of a sturdy build, nice features, and overall execution makes the S1R a good one.
The Leica Q2 is smart. It is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera with a new 47.3MP sensor and a stabilized Summilux lens. The Q2 has looks similar to the predecessor Leica Q but notable improvements are seen in areas of weather-sealing, better battery life, a new processor, and improved electronic viewfinder.
Overall, Leica’s Q2 converges a superb lens and super sensor in a weather-sealed package.