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Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V front
Portability
66
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Key Specs

Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Sony HX100V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 577g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Launched October 2011
  • New Model is Sony HX200V
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Overview

Below, we are comparing the Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are created by Sony. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the H400 (20MP) and HX100V (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The H400 was brought out 2 years after the HX100V which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the H400 matches up versus the HX100V with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX100V

 H400 HX100V 
LaunchedFebruary 2014October 2011More modern by 29 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX100V over the Sony H400

 HX100V H400 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX100V

 H400 HX100V 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Sony H400 provides outer measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") accompanied by a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs) while the Sony HX100V has proportions of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") along with a weight of 577 grams (1.27 lbs).

Check out the Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the H400 compared to the HX100V.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the H400 and HX100V is 62 and 66 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes merely by checking out specs. The image underneath will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the H400 and HX100V.

All in all, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should expect to see the Sony H400 to show extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics much more aggressively. The fresher H400 should have an edge in sensor tech.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 Portrait photography highlights
Sony HX100V Portrait photography highlights
40
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
39
manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony H400 Street photography details
Sony HX100V Street photography details
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
50
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (577g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H400
Sports photography with Sony HX100V
51
great zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
49
long zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H400
Travel photography with Sony HX100V
53
resolution is good (20MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
long zoom (1550mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
54
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (27mm)
long reach (810mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (577g)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 Landscape photography factors
Sony HX100V Landscape photography factors
44
decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
47
manual focus
really wide (27mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX100V as a Vlogging camera
26
decently wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
includes microphone port
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
25
really wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (577 grams)
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX100V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX100V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-02-13 2011-10-21
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz(R) BIONZ
Sensor type CCD 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 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
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
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 27-810mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8-5.6
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech Clear Photo LCD XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 12.70 m
Flash options Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 X 720 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 628 gr (1.38 pounds) 577 gr (1.27 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7")
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 300 photographs -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID - NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $268 $429