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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400

Portability
63
Imaging
48
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Introduced September 2018
Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-1550mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 628g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Announced February 2014
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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Overview

Below is a comprehensive analysis of the Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Canon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the SX70 HS (20MP) and the H400 (20MP) is fairly close and they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was unveiled 4 years later than the H400 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving in to a detailed comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the SX70 HS matches up against the H400 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Sony H400

 SX70 HS H400 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018February 2014More recent by 56 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution922k460kSharper display (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Canon SX70 HS

 H400 SX70 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Sony H400

 SX70 HS H400 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Canon SX70 HS features exterior dimensions of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") having a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) and the Sony H400 has measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") accompanied by a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the SX70 HS against the H400.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the SX70 HS and H400 is 63 and 62 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to visualize the difference in sensor measurements only by viewing technical specs. The graphic here may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the SX70 HS and H400.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact MP so you should expect comparable quality of files although you might want to factor the release date of the cameras into account. The fresher SX70 HS provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Portrait photography details
Sony H400 Portrait photography details
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you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
offers face detect focusing
supports RAW files
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
40
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
includes face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Street photography details
Sony H400 Street photography details
58
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than average in class (608g)
43
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than average (628g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Sports photography camera
Sony H400 as a Sports photography camera
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excellent zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
offers tracking focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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great zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Travel photography features
Sony H400 Travel photography features
64
connects via bluetooth
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (21mm)
long zoom (1365mm)
more heavy than average in class (608g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
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decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long reach (1550mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than average (628g)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Landscape photography highlights
Sony H400 Landscape photography highlights
58
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX70 HS
Vlogging with Sony H400
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reasonably wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than average in class (608g)
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really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
comes with external microphone port
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
more heavy than average (628g)
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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Sony H400
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSSony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model type Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-09-20 2014-02-13
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 8 Bionz(R)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing range 0cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 201 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 8.80 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1280 X 720
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 608 gr (1.34 pounds) 628 gr (1.38 pounds)
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 325 photos 300 photos
Battery form Built-in Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $550 $268