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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Key Specs

Olympus 8010
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 98 x 64 x 24mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Other Name is mju Tough 8010
Sony HX400V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 660g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Succeeded the Sony HX300
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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Overview

Below, we will be evaluating the Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V, one is a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Olympus and Sony. There is a sizeable difference between the resolutions of the 8010 (13MP) and HX400V (20MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 8010 was released 5 years prior to the HX400V which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus 8010 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX400V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the 8010 grades against the HX400V for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 8010 over the Sony HX400V

 8010 HX400V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Olympus 8010

 HX400V 8010 
ReleasedFebruary 2014February 2010More modern by 49 months
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 8010 and Sony HX400V

 8010 HX400V 
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus 8010 features outer measurements of 98mm x 64mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) while the Sony HX400V has sizing of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") accompanied by a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the 8010 compared to the HX400V.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the 8010 and HX400V is 92 and 62 respectively.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V top view buttons comparison

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes just by looking at a spec sheet. The image underneath will provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the 8010 and HX400V.

Clearly, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should expect the Sony HX400V to resolve greater detail as a result of its extra 7MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged 8010 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V sensor size comparison

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 8010 Portrait photography highlights
Sony HX400V Portrait photography highlights
28
decent sensor resolution (13 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
51
has manual focus
decent megapixels (20MP)
has face detection focusing
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus 8010
Street photography with Sony HX400V
59
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than average (245g)
50
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (660g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus 8010
Sports photography with Sony HX400V
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (13MP)
features tracking focus
weather proof
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
55
excellent zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus 8010
Travel photography with Sony HX400V
64
weather proof
decent sensor resolution (13 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than average (245g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
53
decent megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 8010 Landscape photography information
Sony HX400V Landscape photography information
40
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (13MP)
weather proof
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
49
has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 8010 Vlogging details
Sony HX400V Vlogging details
27
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
more heavy than average (245g)
29
reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external microphone port
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
more heavy than competition in class (660g)
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Olympus 8010 vs Sony HX400V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 8010 and Sony HX400V
 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
General Information
Make Olympus Sony
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Also called mju Tough 8010 -
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-02-02 2014-02-12
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III Bionz X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 13 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1/4s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m 8.50 m (ISO Auto)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 grams (0.54 pounds) 660 grams (1.46 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 64 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model Li-50B NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $600 $448