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Sony H400 vs Sony W220

Portability
62
Imaging
46
Features
41
Overall
44
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 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 W220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 30-120mm (F2.8-7.1) lens
  • 147g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Overview

Following is a thorough analysis of the Sony H400 versus Sony W220, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both created by Sony. There exists a large gap between the resolutions of the H400 (20MP) and W220 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The H400 was released 5 years after the W220 which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony W220 being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the H400 scores versus the W220 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Sony W220

 H400 W220 
ReleasedFebruary 2014January 2009More modern by 63 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Sony H400

 W220 H400 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing

Common features in the Sony H400 and Sony W220

 H400 W220 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Sony H400 has exterior 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) while the Sony W220 has sizing of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the H400 compared to the W220.

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the H400 and W220 is 62 and 95 respectively.

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to envision the gap between sensor sizes purely by going over specs. The picture below will help give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the H400 and W220.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Sony H400 to offer you more detail as a result of its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The fresher H400 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H400 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W220 as a Portrait photography camera
40
resolution is good (20MP)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
27
you can focus manually
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony H400 Street photography information
Sony W220 Street photography information
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (628g)
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H400
Sports photography with Sony W220
51
long zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
25
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H400
Travel photography with Sony W220
54
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
long reach (1550mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (628g)
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
51
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (30mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H400 Landscape photography highlights
Sony W220 Landscape photography highlights
44
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse recording
32
you can focus manually
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (30mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H400 Vlogging details
Sony W220 Vlogging details
27
fairly wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
has external microphone support
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than others in class (628 grams)
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (30mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no mic socket
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Sony H400 vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H400 and Sony W220
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-02-13 2009-01-08
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz(R) -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-1550mm (62.0x) 30-120mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8-7.1
Macro focus range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 460k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 201k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 1 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.80 m 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 X 720 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 628 gr (1.38 pounds) 147 gr (0.32 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
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 photos -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $268 $160