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Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V front
Portability
66
Imaging
42
Features
55
Overall
47

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V 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
  • Announced February 2014
Sony HX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 583g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Introduced May 2012
  • Superseded the Sony HX100V
  • Replacement is Sony HX300
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Sony H400 and Sony HX200V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both offered by Sony. The image resolution of the H400 (20MP) and the HX200V (18MP) is pretty similar and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The H400 was launched 22 months later than the HX200V which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the H400 matches up against the HX200V with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX200V

 H400 HX200V 
IntroducedFebruary 2014May 2012More recent by 22 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX200V over the Sony H400

 HX200V H400 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k460kClearer screen (+462k dot)

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX200V

 H400 HX200V 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Physical Comparison

If you are going to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and volume. The Sony H400 comes with exterior dimensions of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs) and the Sony HX200V has sizing of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") accompanied by a weight of 583 grams (1.29 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at the time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the H400 and the HX200V.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the H400 and HX200V is 62 and 66 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be hard to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements only by going over specs. The graphic underneath should provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the H400 and HX200V.

All in all, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Sony H400 to offer greater detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The fresher H400 will have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 Portrait photography features
Sony HX200V Portrait photography features
40
decent MP (20 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
45
you can focus manually
decent MP (18 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H400 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Street photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
heavier than average in class (628g)
51
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
heavier than competition (583g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H400
Sports photography with Sony HX200V
51
excellent zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
includes tracking focus
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
56
long zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
has tracking focus
good battery life (450 CIPA)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H400
Travel photography with Sony HX200V
53
decent MP (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
great reach (1550mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (628 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
57
good battery life (450 shots)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (27mm)
great reach (810mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (583g)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony HX200V as a Landscape photography camera
44
really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
50
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (27mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
good battery life (450 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX200V as a Vlogging camera
26
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
does have mic support
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
heavier than average in class (628 grams)
27
reasonably wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
doesn't have mic jack
heavier than competition (583g)
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX200V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-02-13 2012-05-11
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz(R) BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 20MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type 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
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology Clear Photo LCD XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 12.40 m
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 X 720 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 628 grams (1.38 lbs) 583 grams (1.29 lbs)
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 shots 450 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack 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 recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $268 $480