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
3. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
HTC Re: 65.50g
5. 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
6. video recording
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
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. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
DxO One: 26.20mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
13. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
14. 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
15. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
16. 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
17. 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
18. supports AVCHD format
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
26% have it
19. 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
20. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
22. has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
45% 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: 83.30x
24. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Canon EOS M6: 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: 1f
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: 2m
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
Nikon D5: 400
29. has manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
64% have it
30. 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 H5D-200c MS: 720s
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 ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
93% have it
33. USB version
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10
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.