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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400

Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
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Olympus SP-565UZ front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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
  • Introduced February 2014
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Overview

Following is a extensive comparison of the Olympus SP-565UZ and Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands Olympus and Sony. There exists a sizable gap among the resolutions of the SP-565UZ (10MP) and H400 (20MP) but both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SP-565UZ was announced 6 years earlier than the H400 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus SP-565UZ being a Compact camera and the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise view of how the SP-565UZ grades against the H400 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Sony H400

 SP-565UZ H400 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 H400 SP-565UZ 
IntroducedFebruary 2014January 2009More modern by 61 months
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus SP-565UZ and Sony H400

 SP-565UZ H400 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to consider its weight and proportions. The Olympus SP-565UZ features exterior measurements of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") having a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) whilst the Sony H400 has measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") along with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the SP-565UZ and the H400.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SP-565UZ and H400 is 72 and 62 respectively.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to imagine the gap in sensor sizes merely by checking out specifications. The picture underneath will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the SP-565UZ and H400.

To sum up, the 2 cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Sony H400 to provide more detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more aged SP-565UZ will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
Portrait photography with Sony H400
39
focusing manually
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
40
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
supports face detection focusing
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
Street photography with Sony H400
56
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
heavier than average (628 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Sports photography features
Sony H400 Sports photography features
33
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
51
great zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography factors
Sony H400 Travel photography factors
52
built-in flash
rather wide (26mm)
very long zoom (520mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
low megapixels (10MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
53
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long reach (1550mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (628g)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography advice
Sony H400 Landscape photography advice
40
focusing manually
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.5")
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of Time Lapse function
44
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Vlogging details
Sony H400 Vlogging details
24
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic port
26
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
has external mic socket
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
heavier than average (628 grams)
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-565UZ and Sony H400
 Olympus SP-565UZSony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Company Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus SP-565UZ Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-01-15 2014-02-13
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz(R)
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 143 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.40 m (ISO 200) 8.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps 1280 X 720
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413 grams (0.91 lbs) 628 grams (1.38 lbs)
Physical dimensions 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 30 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 18.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 68 not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 photos
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type xD Picture Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $400 $268