A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
35.8 x 23.9mm
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
81.2 x 25.4mm
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
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.