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. 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
6. 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
7. 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 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
HTC Re: 65.5g
9. 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
10. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
50% have it
11. pixel density
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
13. has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
26% have it
14. has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
45% have it
20. Can create panoramas in-camera
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
35% have it
21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
65% have it
22. 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
24. has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
47% have it
25. shoots raw
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
57% 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