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Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V 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 HX10V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-400mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 234g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Introduced February 2012
  • New Model is Sony HX20V
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Overview

Below, we are comparing the Sony H400 and Sony HX10V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are manufactured by Sony. The image resolution of the H400 (20MP) and the HX10V (18MP) is very close and they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The H400 was released 24 months later than the HX10V making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both cameras come with different body type with the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX10V being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a thorough comparison, below is a short introduction of how the H400 matches up against the HX10V in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX10V

 H400 HX10V 
IntroducedFebruary 2014February 2012Fresher by 24 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX10V over the Sony H400

 HX10V H400 
Display resolution922k460kSharper display (+462k dot)

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX10V

 H400 HX10V 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and volume. The Sony H400 comes with exterior measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") along with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs) whilst the Sony HX10V has sizing of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the H400 compared to the HX10V.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the H400 and HX10V is 62 and 91 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to see the gap in sensor sizing just by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the H400 and HX10V.

Clearly, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Sony H400 to render extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The newer H400 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX10V as a Portrait photography camera
40
decent MP (20 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
38
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H400 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX10V as a Street photography camera
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than competition in class (628g)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (234 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony H400 Sports photography information
Sony HX10V Sports photography information
51
long zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
49
excellent zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H400 as a Travel photography camera
Sony HX10V as a Travel photography camera
53
decent MP (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
very long zoom (1550mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (628 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.4)
69
lighter than average (234 grams)
megapixel count decent (18MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (400mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony H400
Landscape photography with Sony HX10V
44
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
45
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (18MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 Vlogging details
Sony HX10V Vlogging details
26
rather wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
includes mic port
slow max aperture (f3.4)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
heavier than competition in class (628 grams)
34
reasonably wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average (234 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone port
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX10V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX10V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-02-13 2012-02-28
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip 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 20 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 24-400mm (16.7x)
Max aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech Clear Photo LCD XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 201 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.80 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 X 720 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 628 grams (1.38 pounds) 234 grams (0.52 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 images 320 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $268 $616