The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.8 x 23.9mm
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: 65.50g
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.
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
7. video recording
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
8. 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
9. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
48% have it
10. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
11. 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
12. pixel density
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.20mm
14. has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
25% have it
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
1280 x 960px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
23% have it
22. 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.
45% have it
23. 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.
35% have it
24. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
25. 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.
72% have it
26. has sensor shift stabilization
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
18% have it
27. 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.
25% have it
28. 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.
53% have it
29. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
87% have it
30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
65% 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. 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
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.
68% 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.