The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
8.8 x 6.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
3. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
HTC Re: 65.5g
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 D5: 3280000ISO
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
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
8. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
48% have it
9. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
10. pixel density
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
14. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
16. 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.
46% have it
17. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
18. has AF tracking
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
73% have it
19. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
20. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
21. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Nikon D800E: 2
22. has a CMOS sensor
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
67% have it
23. widest aperture
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Ricoh GR II: 1
24. 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.
55% have it
25. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
26. maximum focal length
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
27. exposure time
When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
28. has manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
63% have it
29. minimum focal length
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
30. has manual focus
This allows to manually set the focus.
59% have it
31. has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
93% have it
32. USB version
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.1
33. has an accelerometer
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
92% have it
34. has manual white balance
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.