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Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V front
Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
63
Overall
51

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V 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
  • Revealed February 2014
Sony HX90V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Announced April 2015
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Overview

Following is a comprehensive comparison of the Sony H400 versus Sony HX90V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are produced by Sony. The image resolution of the H400 (20MP) and the HX90V (18MP) is very close and they possess the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H400 was unveiled 14 months prior to the HX90V making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX90V being a Compact camera.

Before getting through a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple summation of how the H400 grades vs the HX90V in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony HX90V

 H400 HX90V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX90V over the Sony H400

 HX90V H400 
AnnouncedApril 2015February 2014More modern by 14 months
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony HX90V

 H400 HX90V 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Touch display Absent Touch display

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony H400 provides exterior measurements 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 HX90V has dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the H400 versus the HX90V.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the H400 and HX90V is 62 and 91 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to picture the gap in sensor sizes only by researching specifications. The image below will give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the H400 and HX90V.

Plainly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should expect to see the Sony H400 to result in greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images far more aggressively. The more aged H400 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 Portrait photography highlights
Sony HX90V Portrait photography highlights
40
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
includes face detect focus
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
45
has manual focus
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
features face detection focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony H400 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX90V as a Street photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
69
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (245 grams)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sony H400 Sports photography info
Sony HX90V Sports photography info
51
incredible zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
includes tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
57
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
good battery (360 per charge)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony H400 Travel photography factors
Sony HX90V Travel photography factors
53
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
very long reach (1550mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (628 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
76
good battery (360 shots)
lighter than competition (245g)
megapixel count good (18MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 Landscape photography features
Sony HX90V Landscape photography features
44
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
53
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
good battery (360 shots)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX90V as a Vlogging camera
26
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
does have microphone support
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than competition in class (628 grams)
75
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (245g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have external microphone jack
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Sony H400 vs Sony HX90V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony HX90V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-02-13 2015-04-14
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 460k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dot 638k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.5x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.80 m 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 X 720 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 628 gr (1.38 lb) 245 gr (0.54 lb)
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 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 shots 360 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $268 $440