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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Key Specs

Olympus TG-1 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 112 x 67 x 30mm
  • Introduced May 2012
Sony HX400V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 660g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Introduced February 2014
  • Old Model is Sony HX300
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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Olympus TG-1 iHS versus Sony HX400V, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Olympus and Sony. There exists a big gap between the resolutions of the TG-1 iHS (12MP) and HX400V (20MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-1 iHS was launched 21 months earlier than the HX400V making them a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus TG-1 iHS being a Compact camera and the Sony HX400V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief summation of how the TG-1 iHS grades against the HX400V in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-1 iHS over the Sony HX400V

 TG-1 iHS HX400V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Olympus TG-1 iHS

 HX400V TG-1 iHS 
IntroducedFebruary 2014May 2012More modern by 21 months
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k610kSharper display (+311k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-1 iHS and Sony HX400V

 TG-1 iHS HX400V 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-1 iHS has external dimensions of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") having a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs) while the Sony HX400V has proportions of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") and a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus TG-1 iHS versus Sony HX400V in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the TG-1 iHS compared to the HX400V.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-1 iHS and HX400V is 91 and 62 respectively.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to see the gap between sensor sizes only by reviewing technical specs. The pic underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-1 iHS and HX400V.

As you have seen, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Sony HX400V to offer more detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will help you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more aged TG-1 iHS is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS Portrait photography information
Sony HX400V Portrait photography information
27
features face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
51
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
offers face detect autofocus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS Street photography highlights
Sony HX400V Street photography highlights
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
50
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-1 iHS Sports photography factors
Sony HX400V Sports photography factors
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery power (350 per charge)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
55
great zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
offers tracking focus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
Travel photography with Sony HX400V
68
great battery power (350 CIPA)
weather sealing
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
53
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
Landscape photography with Sony HX400V
46
decently wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
great battery power (350 CIPA)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
49
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-1 iHS
Vlogging with Sony HX400V
36
decently wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of external mic support
29
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has microphone jack
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
more heavy than competition in class (660g)
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Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Sony HX400V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-1 iHS and Sony HX400V
 Olympus Tough TG-1 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
General Information
Company Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-05-08 2014-02-12
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VI Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3968 x 2976 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 6400 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 610k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 8.50 m (ISO Auto)
Flash modes - Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 230 gr (0.51 lbs) 660 gr (1.46 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 350 photos 300 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI90B NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 and 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $399 $448