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-1000D 33% 5.0 34150
EOS-100D 43% 2.9 19568
EOS-10D 22% 8.6 38537
EOS-1100D 35% 2.5 31825
EOS-1200D 37% 2.1 23104
EOS-1D-Mark-II 28% 8.9 63531
EOS-1D-Mark-II-N 35% 7.0 90877
EOS-1D-Mark-III 27% 4.3 37471
EOS-1D-Mark-IV 44% 1.4 47756
EOS-1DX 48% 1.2 90101
EOS-1Ds-Mark-II 29% 5.4 61268
EOS-1Ds-Mark-III 29% 5.1 60691
EOS-20D 35% 3.6 80911
EOS-30D 33% 3.5 45463
EOS-350D 29% 4.4 39477
EOS-400D 34% 5.2 43401
EOS-40D 31% 4.0 48963
EOS-450D 33% 3.6 26614
EOS-500D 37% 2.5 26346
EOS-50D 48% 2.5 17805
EOS-550D 41% 2.1 22736
EOS-5D 26% 4.2 102167
EOS-5D-Mark-II 31% 3.0 61072
EOS-5D-Mark-III 51% 2.4 70635
EOS-600D 40% 1.7 23027
EOS-60D 38% 1.5 24118
EOS-650D 40% 1.6 21354
EOS-6D 47% 1.6 74256
EOS-700D 38% 2.5 20118
EOS-70D 50% 2.3 26723
EOS-7D 41% 2.8 20129
EOS-M 44% 2.2 21812
EOS-M2 41% 2.7 22336
PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II 40% 2.2 18139
PowerShot-G16 77% 1.2 9257
PowerShot-S120 87% 1.9 10899
Powershot-G11 61% 4.3 10167
Powershot-G12 57% 4.1 10294
Powershot-G15 62% 1.0 7363
Powershot-G1X 38% 2.1 22721
Powershot-S100 51% 0.9 8668
Powershot-S110 65% 1.5 8563
Powershot-S90 65% 4.2 9719
Powershot-S95 54% 3.0 9279
Fujifilm cameras:
FinePix-F800EXR 80% 1.8 3972
FinePix-X-S1 58% 2.8 7560
FinePix-X10 66% 1.8 7762
FinePix-X100 39% 4.7 29117
Finepix-F550EXR 44% 2.6 4327
Finepix-F600EXR 46% 2.8 4539
Finepix-S100fs 50% 3.9 7910
XF1 56% 2.2 8085
Konica cameras:
Dynax-5D 90% 6.5 46276
Dynax-7D 25% 8.6 28902
Leaf cameras:
Aptus75S 13% 13.9 51771
Leica cameras:
C 62% 1.8 10724
M-E-Typ-220 25% 12.0 32676
M-Typ-240 43% 5.7 34734
M8 95% 6.0 53712
M9 30% 13.2 31376
M9-P 22% 9.2 32434
S 39% 14.4 32542
X-Vario 58% 3.1 27740
Nikon cameras:
1-AW1 54% 2.0 10712
1-J1 49% 2.8 23681
1-J2 53% 1.5 24808
1-J3 54% 1.8 11776
1-J4 58% 2.1 13267
1-S1 55% 1.8 21748
1-V1 46% 2.2 22827
1-V2 54% 2.5 11603
1-V3 55% 1.9 13636
Coolpix-A 48% 3.2 40408
Coolpix-P330 78% 2.1 10605
Coolpix-P6000 40% 3.1 17164
Coolpix-P7000 48% 3.1 7536
Coolpix-P7100 53% 2.8 7271
Coolpix-P7700 73% 1.9 11006
Coolpix-P7800 72% 1.9 10924
D200 53% 5.5 18563
D2H 23% 8.4 20958
D2X 476% 7.2 396457
D2Xs 476% 7.2 396457
D3 90% 3.4 50626
D300 35% 3.7 15383
D3000 31% 10.8 29246
D300s 32% 5.6 26154
D3100 38% 2.6 29505
D3200 44% 2.3 28774
D3300 56% 2.3 35989
D3X 42% 3.2 47765
D3s 57% 2.8 84203
D4 52% 1.8 118339
D40 21% 7.5 20450
D40X 21% 3.9 44479
D4s 52% 1.3 128489
D50 22% 7.1 19671
D5000 35% 2.6 28284
D5100 51% 3.2 39022
D5200 54% 1.4 27429
D5300 55% 2.0 33925
D60 67% 5.7 23664
D600 53% 2.8 76444
D610 51% 2.9 74971
D70 278% 9.0 122796
D700 34% 4.1 47215
D7000 49% 2.5 38318
D70s 278% 9.0 122796
D7100 52% 1.1 29442
D750 51% 2.1 81608
D80 19% 8.0 22644
D800 56% 2.6 48818
D800E 54% 2.4 54924
D810 47% 1.3 78083
D90 34% 1.5 24321
Df 54% 1.8 134567
Nokia cameras:
Lumia-1020 56% 1.9 2449
Lumia-1520 79% 2.6 2461
Olympus cameras:
E3 37% 7.1 14120
E30 39% 8.4 17594
E410 35% 12.5 18123
E420 39% 6.3 19627
E450 39% 10.7 20764
E5 35% 8.3 18011
E510 42% 11.1 20046
E520 62% 11.4 19740
E600 39% 8.8 17461
E620 41% 9.0 17975
OM-D-E-M1 48% 1.0 16234
OM-D-E-M10 59% 2.5 24539
OM-D-E-M5 53% 2.0 24959
PEN-E-P5 60% 2.9 25806
PEN-E-PL5 60% 1.9 24777
PEN-E-PM2 62% 2.1 24385
PEN-EP3 41% 8.1 17873
PEN-EPL2 43% 9.7 16160
PEN-EPL3 47% 10.8 18581
PEN-EPM1 38% 6.3 19240
Pen-EP1 38% 8.3 18142
Pen-EP2 40% 10.1 19273
Pen-EPL1 42% 11.2 17382
SP-565-UZ 34% 4.0 5763
SP-570-UZ 35% 4.5 5025
Stylus1 77% 2.1 8875
XZ-2-iHS 76% 1.6 9367
XZ1 35% 2.5 7066
Panasonic cameras:
DMC-FZ28 41% 0.4 3490
LUMIX-DMC-G6 43% 3.4 12833
LUMIX-DMC-LF1 66% 2.1 10100
Lumix-DMC-FX150 95% 2.8 6277
Lumix-DMC-FZ1000 70% 2.2 14402
Lumix-DMC-FZ200 63% 1.7 4798
Lumix-DMC-FZ70 92% 2.0 4308
Lumix-DMC-G1 30% 6.3 10704
Lumix-DMC-G10 29% 4.9 15240
Lumix-DMC-G2 36% 8.4 14505
Lumix-DMC-G3 44% 2.9 13699
Lumix-DMC-G5 44% 3.0 12679
Lumix-DMC-GF1 34% 6.0 14637
Lumix-DMC-GF2 35% 7.9 14565
Lumix-DMC-GF3 31% 8.1 11851
Lumix-DMC-GF5 41% 5.4 14063
Lumix-DMC-GF6 40% 3.0 10619
Lumix-DMC-GH1 52% 4.2 18626
Lumix-DMC-GH2 43% 3.0 11835
Lumix-DMC-GH3 54% 2.5 24973
Lumix-DMC-GH4 56% 2.5 26746
Lumix-DMC-GM1 43% 1.7 19531
Lumix-DMC-GX1 43% 2.7 12532
Lumix-DMC-GX7 45% 1.2 18529
Lumix-DMC-L10 38% 8.1 13569
Lumix-DMC-LX3 32% 3.3 8324
Lumix-DMC-LX5 48% 3.8 9524
Lumix-DMC-LX7 57% 1.5 11472
lumix-DMC-FZ150 69% 1.5 5165
Pentax cameras:
645D 37% 13.2 38985
K-01 68% 3.2 39219
K-3 54% 1.5 24525
K-30 66% 2.6 38403
K-5-IIs 63% 2.4 48016
K-50 66% 3.2 37599
K-500 66% 2.5 35997
K10D 28% 6.7 22836
K200D 33% 7.2 23656
K20D 30% 4.1 22096
K5 57% 2.0 46957
K7 27% 8.0 24599
KM 37% 10.3 31263
Kr 40% 3.1 30011
Kx 43% 2.6 30011
MX-1 87% 1.0 9176
Q 101% 1.6 8429
Phase cameras:
IQ180-Digital-Back 52% 12.9 50859
P40-Plus 166% 10.6 84067
P45-Plus 4% 8.5 38790
P65-Plus 86% 12.1 56338
Ricoh cameras:
GR 39% 2.5 33042
Samsung cameras:
GALAXY-NX 46% 3.6 28811
NX-10 25% 7.6 27218
NX-100 24% 7.2 22276
NX-1000 45% 3.5 16880
NX-11 25% 7.9 23967
NX-20 47% 2.9 15808
NX-200 52% 3.5 19364
NX-210 42% 3.2 16986
NX-30 53% 3.4 25864
NX-300 51% 3.4 25029
NX1100 43% 3.7 17018
NX2000 46% 3.8 25239
Sony cameras:
A3000 50% 2.4 34194
A5000 54% 2.6 31989
A5100 61% 1.8 36331
A6000 61% 1.8 33081
A7 42% 2.6 51688
A7R 50% 2.3 49714
A7S 65% 0.4 155557
Alpha-100 22% 7.7 28856
Alpha-200 21% 6.7 29264
Alpha-230 23% 10.7 33094
Alpha-290 27% 8.3 23929
Alpha-300 34% 5.2 23674
Alpha-330 23% 9.6 33685
Alpha-350 22% 4.6 19406
Alpha-380 26% 7.7 24997
Alpha-390 26% 7.5 24764
Alpha-450 30% 2.9 16812
Alpha-500 30% 4.3 20130
Alpha-550 32% 3.3 17416
Alpha-560 34% 3.3 22403
Alpha-580 47% 2.7 45385
Alpha-700 39% 3.8 101784
Alpha-850 25% 4.6 26637
Alpha-900 234% 3.6 892070
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX1 47% 2.9 69267
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX10 67% 1.3 12205
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100 54% 1.6 10169
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-II 72% 1.9 10450
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III 72% 1.5 12347
Cyber-shot-DSC-RX1R 46% 2.7 66808
NEX-3N 50% 3.1 21288
NEX-5N 51% 3.0 45948
NEX-5R 36% 2.3 39059
NEX-5T 41% 1.5 38048
NEX-6 42% 1.7 39938
NEX-7 47% 2.2 25453
NEX-C3 44% 3.3 21432
NEX-F3 56% 2.9 22646
NEX3 31% 2.8 19324
NEX5 32% 3.0 17788
SLT-Alpha-33 25% 3.1 25855
SLT-Alpha-35 30% 2.9 30874
SLT-Alpha-37 39% 3.2 31340
SLT-Alpha-55 33% 3.0 30361
SLT-Alpha-57 38% 2.8 29780
SLT-Alpha-58 37% 2.7 25530
SLT-Alpha-65 33% 2.0 19521
SLT-Alpha-77 35% 1.8 25206
SLT-Alpha-77-II 45% 1.7 39783
SLT-Alpha-99 26% 2.0 64682

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