45 facts in comparison
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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.
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.
Sony A6400 + Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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
23.5 x 15.6mm
23.5 x 15.6mm
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
81.2 x 25.4mm
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.
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
Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
1080 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps
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.
2160 x 60fps
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
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 can connect to WiFi.
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.
802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
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.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.