10 High Resolution Cameras That Leave No Details Behind

If you need lots of megapickles for your work, these high resolution cameras will fulfill all of your needs for detailed images.

No details left behind! This would be the rallying cry of a group high megapixel sensors. If you’re in the market for high resolution cameras, this roundup is for you. These high resolution cameras have some of the best sensors you can find inside of them, and they are capable of capturing stunning amounts of detail. If you like to make gigantic prints of your images, these high resolution cameras will thrill you to bits. Join us after the break to take a look at 10 of the best high resolution cameras that you can currently get your hands on.

High resolution cameras are perfect for detail work like product photography. Captured with the Panasonic S1R

Hot on the heels of Canon announcing their new high megapixel Canon EOS R5 (which we have yet to review), we decided to take a look at some of the other Megapixel monsters that Canon’s new flagship will be going up against. What do we consider high megapixel? Anything larger than 30 megapixels qualifies in our eyes as that many megapickles will allow you to pixel peep all night long, and you’ll be able to create some gorgeous, large prints. Let’s take a quick look at ten high resolution cameras that are bound to please.

Nikon D850

Innovative cameras - Nikon D850

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Fantastic image quality
  • Built like a tank
  • Buttons that light up
  • Touch screen makes the menu navigation so much better
  • Great color depth and versatility
  • Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Putting the ISO button on the right side of the camera by the grip is the better long term strategy
  • Weather sealing
  • Lots of video options
  • Dual Card slots
  • The best viewfinder of any DSLR that I’ve used, but still not as great as many older medium format DSLRs and SLRs.

Cons

  • Slower autofocus than the Nikon D810 in some situations
  • We wish the white balance levels were a bit more adjustable
  • Sort of shocked the dual card slots aren’t both SD

Buy now: $2,996.95

Pentax K1 II

gear doesn't matter

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Enough weather sealing to last a lifetime
  • Rock solid build quality
  • Easy to read LCD Screen
  • In Body Image Stabilization / Pixel Shift
  • Gorgeous 100% coverage viewfinder
  • Excellent image quality
  • Dual SD Card slots
  • Great battery life
  • That little light above the lens mount

Cons

  • Only 33 focus points
  • Autofocus system won’t win any races
  • Extremely heavy
  • No touchscreen

Buy now: $1,796.95

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Great image quality
  • Excellent high ISO output
  • High speed sync with the Profoto Air system is a delight
  • Autofocus isn’t all that bad
  • Weather sealing is top notch
  • Lightweight
  • Not that large overall
  • The ergonomics are very good

Cons

  • This system really needs lenses faster than f2
  • The autofocus could still use some revamps

Buy now: $4,499

Canon 5Ds

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid build quality, though heavy
  • Lots of resolution for those that need it
  • Beautiful viewfinder
  • Very deep color versatility
  • Weather resistance
  • Some of the best autofocusing capabilities that we’ve seen with a Canon DSLR

Cons

  • Odd menu changes if you’re a veteran Canon user. Micro adjustment isn’t in the same spot anymore
  • Lack of Wifi, but can use EyeFi Cards
  • Still can only do second curtain flash with Canon flashes
  • We expected much more highlight recovery
  • Not a lot of lenses can resolve 50MP very well

Buy now: $1,279.95

Pro Tip: One thing is for sure, when you use high resolution cameras, you’re going to go through memory cards like a kid goes through candy. RAW file sizes blow past 60MB from some of these cameras, so be prepared. Make sure you carry spare SD cards that are capable of dealing with big file sizes. You’re also going to want to use the fastest cards possible. UHS-II, cards are now affordable, and CF Express and XQD cards are getting there too.

Hasselblad X1D II

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • It has a gorgeous design
  • The touchscreen is the best in the business
  • The user interface is, again, the best in the business
  • Image quality is simply stunning
  • Incredible build quality second to none
  • The resolution of the EVF and rear LCD are excellent
  • Great weather sealing

Cons

  • Only contrast detection for autofocus
  • Autofocusing in low light is not a thing
  • The autofocus on this camera is incredibly slow by modern standards, even in excellent lighting conditions
  • No eye or face detect, and no continuous focus modes
  • No rear joystick or thumbpad to choose focus points

Buy now: $5,750

Panasonic S1R

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Good image quality
  • Decent autofocus but not great by any stretch
  • Weather sealing throughout the body and the lenses
  • Direct buttons to get you exactly what you want
  • We really like the top LCD screen

Cons

  • The buttons and switches can probably get in the way of your shooting unless you thoroughly memorize them
  • It’s big, and it gets bigger when you put a lens on it
  • Abysmal battery life

Buy now: $3,997.99

Fujifilm GFX 100

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • 102 amazing Megapixels
  • Under $10,000 for one of the most powerful Medium Format cameras on the market
  • It uses the same autofocus system as the X-T3
  • A gorgeous electronic viewfinder
  • The menu system is perhaps only second to Canon’s in terms of design
  • The image quality is simply jaw-dropping
  • Fantastic high ISO capabilities
  • Very good battery life
  • The top and rear LCD and OLED panels are easy to see and read in bright conditions

Cons

  • Quite possibly the worst ergonomics of any camera
  • The thumb rest on the back is poorly designed
  • The body of the Fujifilm GFX 100 feels incredibly cheap
  • The buttons are mushy and have hardly any tactile feel
  • AF tracking was hit or miss, as was the eye AF
  • The touchscreen cannot be used to navigate the menu system
  • The grip is too shallow and does not provide a comfortable way to hold this 3lb camera
  • The vertical grip is untextured and incredibly slippery

Buy now: $9,999.95

Nikon z7

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Good feeling in the hand
  • Solid weather sealing
  • Lots of focusing points
  • Good high ISO output
  • Lots of resolution
  • A touch screen
  • Image stabilization is very good
  • The viewfinder is beautiful
  • We genuinely appreciate the top LCD screen
  • Outstanding battery life

Cons

  • Little things annoy us, like not being able to push the joystick in to bring the focusing point back to the center
  • Why the hell is there an XQD card slot?
  • We’d really prefer dual card slots
  • Changing the white balance is very slow
  • While we understand Nikon’s philosophy in putting a dedicated ISO button, we’d have preferred a dial of some sort
  • The muscle memory learning curve is steeper than with other cameras

Buy now: $2,796.95

Captured with the Pentax K1 II

Pro Tip: If you decide to go out and buy one of these high resolution cameras, you’re going to make a serious dent in your wallet. Make sure you look after your camera: you’re going to want it to perform at its peak for many, many years. Cleaning your gear regularly will keep it looking and functioning just like new. Keep a camera cleaning kit with you at all times so you can clean as you go. In the long run, you’ll be glad you spent the time taking care of your camera.

Leica SL2

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • It’s built like a tank
  • You can hammer nails in with it. Well, not really.
  • Very well weather sealed
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Pretty good battery life
  • Access to a lot of great lenses
  • Image stabilization is very good
  • The most finely detailed high ISO files that we’ve seen when printing

Cons

  • Nearly $6,000
  • Autofocus isn’t that of a nearly $6,000 camera
  • The menu system and interface is something you need to wrap your head around
  • No multiple exposure mode
  • We wish we could constantly see the information displayed in Menu 1
  • It’s big and heavy
  • We wouldn’t want to carry it around for a long period of time
  • The big size makes it a pain on trips
  • No flip or tilt screen

Buy now: $5,995

Sony A7R IV

high resolution cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Improved ergonomics
  • Blazing fast autofocus
  • Excellent weather sealing
  • Anti-flicker shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • More resolution than most photographers will need

Cons

  • Limited touchscreen functionality: You still can’t navigate the menus or interact with the display
  • Large file sizes (to be expected)

Buy now: $3,198