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Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
46
Overall
42
Samsung WB350F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Samsung WB350F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 276g - 114 x 65 x 25mm
  • Launched January 2014
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
  • Revealed February 2014
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Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Samsung WB350F versus Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands Samsung and Sony. The resolution of the WB350F (16MP) and the H400 (20MP) is very similar and both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The WB350F was launched about the same time to the H400 and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Samsung WB350F being a Compact camera and the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the WB350F matches up vs the H400 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung WB350F over the Sony H400

 WB350F H400 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Samsung WB350F

 H400 WB350F 

Common features in the Samsung WB350F and Sony H400

 WB350F H400 
RevealedJanuary 2014February 2014Similar generation
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Samsung WB350F comes with physical dimensions of 114mm x 65mm x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs) whilst the Sony H400 has dimensions 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is a front view size comparison of the WB350F against the H400.

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the WB350F and H400 is 90 and 62 respectively.

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizes merely by reviewing technical specs. The image underneath may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the WB350F and H400.

As you can tell, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Sony H400 to offer greater detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics way more aggressively.

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung WB350F Portrait photography advice
Sony H400 Portrait photography advice
40
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
40
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung WB350F
Street photography with Sony H400
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (276g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
heavier than others (628 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung WB350F
Sports photography with Sony H400
50
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
51
long zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung WB350F as a Travel photography camera
Sony H400 as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than competition (276g)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
53
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long zoom (1550mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than others (628 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung WB350F as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H400 as a Landscape photography camera
50
focusing manually
decently wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
44
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung WB350F
Vlogging with Sony H400
34
decently wide (23mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (276g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly display
missing external mic support
26
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
does have external mic port
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
heavier than others (628 grams)
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Samsung WB350F vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung WB350F and Sony H400
 Samsung WB350FSony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Make Samsung Sony
Model Samsung WB350F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2014-01-07 2014-02-13
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz(R)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-483mm (21.0x) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.4-6.5
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 16s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 8.80 m
Flash modes - Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 X 720
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 276 grams (0.61 lb) 628 grams (1.38 lb)
Physical dimensions 114 x 65 x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A -
Self timer - Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $260 $268