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. 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
8. video recording
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
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
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
553 x 415px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
16. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
17. Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
9% 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. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
20. 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
21. Weather sealed
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
18% 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. power up delay
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Nikon D70: 0.01s
24. 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
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. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
27. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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.
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
32. has manual focus
This allows to manually set the focus.
59% have it
33. has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
93% have it
34. USB version
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.1
35. has an accelerometer
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.