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Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
31
Overall
35
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Key Specs

Sony H70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 194g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2011
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
  • Old Model is Sony HX300
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Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Overview

Below, we are matching up the Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both designed by Sony. The sensor resolution of the H70 (16MP) and the HX400V (20MP) is fairly close and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The H70 was released 4 years prior to the HX400V which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Sony H70 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX400V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summary of how the H70 grades against the HX400V for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H70 over the Sony HX400V

 H70 HX400V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Sony H70

 HX400V H70 
ReleasedFebruary 2014January 2011More modern by 37 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Sony H70 and Sony HX400V

 H70 HX400V 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and volume. The Sony H70 enjoys exterior dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs) and the Sony HX400V has sizing of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") with a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the H70 vs the HX400V.

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the H70 and HX400V is 93 and 62 respectively.

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V top view buttons comparison

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to see the contrast in sensor sizes merely by researching technical specs. The picture underneath might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the H70 and HX400V.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Sony HX400V to provide you with more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged H70 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V sensor size comparison

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H70 Portrait photography features
Sony HX400V Portrait photography features
30
good resolution (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
51
manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony H70
Street photography with Sony HX400V
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
50
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than average in class (660 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H70 Sports photography factors
Sony HX400V Sports photography factors
36
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
55
excellent zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony H70 Travel photography information
Sony HX400V Travel photography information
67
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
great zoom (250mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
53
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (660 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H70 Landscape photography factors
Sony HX400V Landscape photography factors
43
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
49
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H70 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX400V as a Vlogging camera
29
fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
29
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic jack
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
heavier than average in class (660 grams)
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Sony H70 vs Sony HX400V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H70 and Sony HX400V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2011-01-06 2014-02-12
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ 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 16MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-250mm (10.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.5 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focus range 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology Clear Photo LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.60 m 8.50 m (ISO Auto)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 194 grams (0.43 pounds) 660 grams (1.46 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
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 photographs
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BG1 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $199 $448