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Sony H200 vs Sony H400

Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Sony H200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-633mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 530g - 123 x 83 x 87mm
  • Announced January 2013
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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Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Sony H200 and Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by Sony. The image resolution of the H200 (20MP) and the H400 (20MP) is very well matched and they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H200 was launched 13 months earlier than the H400 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the H200 scores against the H400 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Sony H400

 H200 H400 

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony H200

 H400 H200 
RevealedFebruary 2014January 2013More modern by 13 months

Common features in the Sony H200 and Sony H400

 H200 H400 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Display resolution460k460kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to take into account its weight and size. The Sony H200 has outside measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") and a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs) and the Sony H400 has specifications of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") along with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

Take a look at the Sony H200 and Sony H400 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the H200 and the H400.

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the H200 and H400 is 67 and 62 respectively.

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizes just by reading through a spec sheet. The image underneath might provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the H200 and H400.

Clearly, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact MP so you can expect similar quality of pictures though you should always factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged H200 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H200 Portrait photography info
Sony H400 Portrait photography info
38
good resolution (20 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
good MP (20 megapixels)
features face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H200 Street photography info
Sony H400 Street photography info
45
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than competitors (530 grams)
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
heavier than competition (628 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H200 Sports photography information
Sony H400 Sports photography information
47
great zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (240 shots)
does not have phase detect AF
51
great zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H200 Travel photography highlights
Sony H400 Travel photography highlights
53
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (633mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
bad battery pack (240 shots)
heavier than competitors (530 grams)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
53
good MP (20MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
great zoom (1550mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (628g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony H200
Landscape photography with Sony H400
41
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
bad battery pack (240 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
44
decently wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony H200
Vlogging with Sony H400
25
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic jack
heavier than competitors (530g)
26
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
has external mic port
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
heavier than competition (628 grams)
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Sony H200 vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H200 and Sony H400
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-01-08 2014-02-13
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz(R)
Sensor type CCD 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 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 2920 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-633mm (26.4x) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus distance 20cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology ClearPhoto LCD display Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.80 m 8.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 X 720
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 530g (1.17 lbs) 628g (1.38 lbs)
Dimensions 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
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 240 pictures 300 pictures
Type of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Retail price $250 $268