Updated on 3 December 2015 by

Most high end compact cameras come with at least 10 MP resolution. With resolution of 10 Megapixel, you can get pretty excellent quality prints up to 19x12 inches. Otherwise, unless you are planning to blow up your prints to poster size, the megapixel count does not per se affect the image quality. The best digital cameras with resolution of 10 MP are generally the premium compact cameras and the entry level DSLR's.

Apart from the resolution, also check other factors such as sensor size, lens quality etc before buying. Having a very high resolution with a cheaper sensor means more number of pixels packed together which could increase the noise. This noise is more significant at higher ISO's while shooting in low light. Therefore also weigh in factors such as ISO performance. The best 10 MP resolution digital cameras have a decent performance at higher ISO's and use bigger sensors, and the dSLR's definitely have an edge where these two factors are concerned.


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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Fujifilm X-T10
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Ricoh GR II
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Fujifilm X-T10
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Ricoh GR II
$599 - $800
$699 - $1,700
$999 - $2,100
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2015
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Large sensor compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
28.28 mm
21.64 mm
28.42 mm
Average Rating
 4.8 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Video
50% Positive
50% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Negative
Viewfinder
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
100% Positive
Focus
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative