The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
4. 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
6. 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
7. video recording
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
8. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
9. pixel density
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
11. has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
26% have it
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
15. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
17. has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
23% have it
18. 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
19. 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.
36% have it
20. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
21. has sensor shift stabilization
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
18% have it
22. 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
23. 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.
52% have it
24. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
25. 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.
29% have it
26. 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
27. optical zoom
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
28. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Nikon D800E: 2
29. 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
30. 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
31. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
32. 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
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
Nikon D5: 400
34. has manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
63% have it
35. 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.