The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
7.9 x 5.8mm
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: 65.5g
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.
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
9. video recording
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
10. color depth
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
11. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
12. pixel density
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
14. has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
26% have it
15. 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: 14.8Evs
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
905 x 679px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
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 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 flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
23. 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
24. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Nikon D800E: 2
25. 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
26. shoots raw
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
55% have it
27. Has a hot shoe
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
51% have it
28. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
29. 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
30. has manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
63% have it
31. has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
61% have it
32. 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 X1D-50c: 3600s
33. 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.