Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best optics digital camera for 2015 list is limited to cameras capable of taking snaps at atleast 3 frames per second.

The digital camera's optics system forms it's core which defines it's ability to capture super-quality images. This list profiles some of the best digital cameras which score high on the optics quality parameters. They cover the amateur category ranging from premium point and shoot, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and the entry level consumer dSLR's.

All the major players are supported by the top-notch lens optical quality whether it is Canon or Nikon who manufacture their own lenses or in other cases Leica lenses used by Panasonic, Schneider lenses used by Olympus and Zeiss lenses used by Sony. Also check the type of lens used before buying, because the best lenses are used only in the premium models.

The best optics cameras in the market today provide some of the most powerful optical zooms. If you are going for a superzoom category camera, optical zooms in the range of 10x-12x perform much better in terms of image quality than those with higher optical zoom. The best cameras for optics generally come with some in-built image stabilization like the for eg. the IS system of Canon. You would generally want to go for a camera with a lower f-ratio. The lower the f-ratio, the more light can be captured for eg f/2.8 is more powerful than an f/8.

Another key factor to consider is the presence of the optical viewfinder. Most cameras have the optical viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen which is useful to conserve the battery and also for sunny outdoors environments.


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Canon EOS 760D
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Fujifilm X-T10
Canon EOS 760D
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Fujifilm X-T10
$849 - $1,273
$4,250 - $5,970
$599 - $800
$699 - $1,700
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Camera Type
Compact SLR
Large sensor compact
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 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
26.81 mm
43.26 mm
21.64 mm
28.28 mm
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.8 stars
 4.4 stars
Image Quality
73% Positive
27% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
Focus
88% Positive
12% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Display
100% Positive
42% Positive
58% Negative
100% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
Performance
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
Connectivity
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive