The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
3. focus points
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
4. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5. has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
27% have it
6. maximum light sensitivity
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
7. longer battery life
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
8. video recording (main camera)
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
HTC Re: 65.5g
10. Has WiFi
The device can connect to WiFi.
37% have it
11. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
12. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
49% have it
13. has built-in optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
45% have it
19. has sensor shift stabilization
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
18% have it
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
21. has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
47% have it
22. has GPS
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
15% have it
23. Is a system camera
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
45% have it
24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
65% have it
25. has an optical viewfinder
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
29% have it
Top 10 cameras
Sony Alpha a7 III
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon EOS 77D + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony Alpha 7R III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon EOS 77D + Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM