I was in a time-wasting mood tonite so looked at over 140 different camera specs on DxOmark and specifically for the metamerism sensitivity ratings.

YUP, 1ds3 and 5d are at 86 and 84 respectively, and these are 2 bodies that are extolled for their image quality.

another good image camera, the 20d, is at 83.. a score it shares with the sx50 compact superzoom and G1x!

Of all the ones I've looked at, there are few bodies on DxoMark that score higher in this metric, 2 are Canons.. and there's a few Sonys. I'm not a Sony fan so not familiar with them but they're included at the bottom.

Would you believe...

coming in at 87 is the.... 50D! (my least favorite body because of it's high subjective noise levels)

and, in **TOP SPOT**, with a **SCORING** of **88** ... (Can we have some trumpets please?)

The lowly consumer body, **LIKELY ONE OF THE CHEAPEST CONSUMER DSLRS EVER MADE...**

**THE 1000D!**

Instead of everyone rushing off and wasting a lot more time to see how a bunch of Canon bodies fare (in daylight index), here's what I put together, below.

Generally, it seems that most cameras that score at least in the high 70s can provide pleasing color although we see that even 70 or lower can still provide a decent image, witness the 6D.

Combined with unobtrusive noise characteristics, better CFA results seem to be what's appealing to our visual sense of perceived image quality. *(yet there's all those processing factors in there that should be able to make up for a good part of the difference?..)*

Canon

88 1000d

87 50d

86 1ds3

84 5d

83 sx50

83 g1x

83 20d

82 1d4

81 400d

81 30d

80 550d pre-prod

80 5d2

80 450d

80 s100

79 s90

79 40d

79 350d

78 7d

78 500d

78 1100d

78 G16

77 70d

77 60d

76 g12

76 g11

75 700d

75 s95

75 m

74 5d3

73 650d

73 600d

73 100d

73 1dx

69 6d

Pentax

85 km

84 mx1

83 k52, k52s

82 k20

82 kx

81 q10

81 K10D

81 k7

78 k500

78 k5

78 k200

77 k50

77 k01

77 kr

76 q

76 k30

75 645D

Nikon

85 d60

85 d40x

85 d40

84 d300

84 d200

84 d70

84 d70s

84 d50

83 d700

83 d2xs

83 d2x

82 d90

81 1j1, 1v1,

81 p7700

80 d3200

80 d3000

79 1j3, 1v2,

79 coolpix p6000

79 d3s

79 d7100

79 d5200

79 d3x

79 d80

78 1s1, 1j2

78 p7800

78 d800

78 d7000

78 d5100

78 d3100

77 d800e

77 d4

77 d610

77 d600

77 d300s

77 d3

77 coolpix p30

76 coolpix a

75 d2h

73 p7100

71 p7000

Olympus

86 e520

84 410

83 pen ep2

83 510

82 e600

82 e420

82 e3

80 pen epm2

80 pen epl5

80 pen ep3

80 e5

79 pen ep5

79 omd em5

79 omd em1

79 pen epl3

79 pen epl2

78 pen epm1

78 pen epl1

Fuji

82 s5pro

81 s3pro

79 xf1

79 f800exr

78 f600exr

77 x100

76 xz1

74 xs1

I'm not a big Sony fan, but most of their stuff is pretty well placed in this area.

Sony

87 a900

86 a77, a230,

85 a99, a58, a450, a35,

84 a37

83 a33

82 a100

79 a200, a290

74 a700