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Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V 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
  • Released February 2014
Sony HX400V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 660g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Superseded the Sony HX300
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Overview

Let's look much closer at the Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are produced by Sony. The image resolution of the H400 (20MP) and the HX400V (20MP) is very well matched and they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The H400 was released very close to the HX400V which means that they are both of a similar age. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a brief view of how the H400 grades against the HX400V for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX400V

 H400 HX400V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Sony H400

 HX400V H400 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k460kSharper display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX400V

 H400 HX400V 
ReleasedFebruary 2014February 2014Similar age
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you will have to consider its weight and proportions. The Sony H400 has got external dimensions of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") along with a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs) while the Sony HX400V has measurements of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") having a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

Compare the Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the H400 against the HX400V.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the H400 and HX400V is 62 and 62 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to picture the contrast between sensor sizing just by checking specs. The photograph below will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the H400 and HX400V.

All in all, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of files though you should always consider the launch date of the products into consideration.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 Portrait photography factors
Sony HX400V Portrait photography factors
40
MP count good (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
51
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
provides face detection focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony H400
Street photography with Sony HX400V
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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competition in class (628g)
50
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than others in class (660g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H400 Sports photography info
Sony HX400V Sports photography info
51
long zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
offers tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
55
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
provides tracking autofocus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H400 Travel photography highlights
Sony HX400V Travel photography highlights
53
MP count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
great reach (1550mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (628 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
53
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (660g)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 Landscape photography highlights
Sony HX400V Landscape photography highlights
44
fairly wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
49
manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 Vlogging features
Sony HX400V Vlogging features
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fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
has external mic port
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
heavier than competition in class (628 grams)
29
reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic port
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
heavier than others in class (660g)
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX400V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX400V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2014-02-13 2014-02-12
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Bionz(R) Bionz X
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 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 8.50 m (ISO Auto)
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
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 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 628g (1.38 pounds) 660g (1.46 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 images 300 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage 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
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $268 $448