The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.7mm
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
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
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
9. Has WiFi
The device can connect to WiFi.
34% have it
10. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
48% have it
11. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
DxO One: 26.2mm
13. has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
25% have it
14. higher resolution (screen)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
17. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
18. 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
19. Is a system camera
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
43% have it
20. 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
21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
22. Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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.
19% have it
23. 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
24. has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
44% have it
25. 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
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 serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
28. 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
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 manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
64% 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. 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. 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.
92% have it
35. has manual white balance
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.