22 facts in comparison
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.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
This allows to manually set the focus.
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.