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
5. has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
26% have it
HTC Re: 65.5g
7. 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
8. video recording
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
9. 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
10. Has WiFi
The device can connect to WiFi.
34% have it
11. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
48% have it
12. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
13. pixel density
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
15. 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-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
19. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
960 x 640px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
21. has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
23% have it
22. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
23. has GPS
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
14% have it
24. 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
25. 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
26. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
27. 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
28. more viewfinder coverage
With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
Canon EOS M6: 100%
29. 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
30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
31. has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
45% have it
32. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Canon EOS M6: 2
33. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
34. 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
35. 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.