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.
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
7. video recording
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
8. 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
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
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
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: 4360mAh
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
17. 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
18. 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
19. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
20. 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.
17% have it
21. 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
22. 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
23. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
24. shutter lag
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
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. power up delay
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Nikon D70: 0.01s
27. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Canon EOS M6: 2
28. 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
29. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% 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: 1f
31. 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
33. 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 H5D-200c MS: 720s
34. has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
62% have it
35. 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.