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Sony H400 vs Sony HX80

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front
Portability
91
Imaging
44
Features
60
Overall
50

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Key Specs

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
  • Announced February 2014
Sony HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Introduced March 2016
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Sony H400 and Sony HX80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both offered by Sony. The resolution of the H400 (20MP) and the HX80 (18MP) is relatively close and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The H400 was unveiled 3 years prior to the HX80 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX80 being a Compact camera.

Before going into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short introduction of how the H400 scores vs the HX80 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX80

 H400 HX80 

Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Sony H400

 HX80 H400 
IntroducedMarch 2016February 2014Fresher by 25 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k460kCrisper screen (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX80

 H400 HX80 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Sony H400 comes with 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) whilst the Sony HX80 has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

Look at the Sony H400 and Sony HX80 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the H400 vs the HX80.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the H400 and HX80 is 62 and 91 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to picture the difference in sensor sizing just by looking through specs. The photograph underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the H400 and HX80.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can count on the Sony H400 to provide you with extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs way more aggressively. The older H400 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 Portrait photography highlights
Sony HX80 Portrait photography highlights
40
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
39
MP count good (18 megapixels)
has face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony H400
Street photography with Sony HX80
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than competition (628 grams)
70
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (245g)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H400
Sports photography with Sony HX80
51
incredible zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 fps)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
57
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
good battery pack (390 shots)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H400 Travel photography information
Sony HX80 Travel photography information
53
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (1550mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (628g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
76
good battery pack (390 per charge)
lighter than competitors (245 grams)
MP count good (18MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 Landscape photography advice
Sony HX80 Landscape photography advice
44
really wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
49
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
good battery pack (390 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 Vlogging advice
Sony HX80 Vlogging advice
26
really wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
does have external mic socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
heavier than competition (628g)
75
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (245 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have external microphone support
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX80
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-02-13 2016-03-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz(R) Bionz X
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
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 mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focus range - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.80 m 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 X 720 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 628 gr (1.38 lb) 245 gr (0.54 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
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 300 images 390 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $268 $368