The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.2 x 15.4mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
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 a6500: 425
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
5. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
HTC Re: 65.50g
7. image quality
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
8. 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.
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
9. video recording
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
10. 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
11. color depth
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
12. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
11% have it
13. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
14. pixel density
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
15. 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.
25% have it
DxO One: 26.20mm
17. dynamic range
The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
18. higher resolution (screen)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
24. has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
23% have it
25. 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
26. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
27. 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.
72% have it
28. 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.
44% have it
29. has a two-stage shutter
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.
53% have it
30. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
87% have it
31. can be controlled remotely
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
44% have it
32. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
65% have it
33. more viewfinder coverage
With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
Canon EOS M6: 100%
34. 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.