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Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V front
Portability
89
Imaging
45
Features
57
Overall
49

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Key Specs

Sony HX400V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 660g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Revealed February 2014
  • Older Model is Sony HX300
Sony HX50V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5 - 6.3) lens
  • 272g - 108 x 64 x 38mm
  • Announced April 2013
  • Older Model is Sony HX30V
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Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Overview

Let's look closer at the Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by Sony. The sensor resolution of the HX400V (20MP) and the HX50V (20MP) is relatively well matched and they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HX400V was announced 10 months later than the HX50V and they are both of a similar generation. The two cameras offer different body type with the Sony HX400V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX50V being a Compact camera.

Before getting in to a thorough comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the HX400V matches up versus the HX50V in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Sony HX50V

 HX400V HX50V 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014April 2013Fresher by 10 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Sony HX50V over the Sony HX400V

 HX50V HX400V 

Common features in the Sony HX400V and Sony HX50V

 HX400V HX50V 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Screen resolution921k921kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony HX400V comes with external measurements of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") and a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs) and the Sony HX50V has dimensions of 108mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") along with a weight of 272 grams (0.60 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the HX400V versus the HX50V.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the HX400V and HX50V is 62 and 89 respectively.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V top view buttons comparison

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to envision the gap between sensor sizing simply by reading through technical specs. The visual here may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the HX400V and HX50V.

As you can tell, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical megapixels and you should expect similar quality of photos but you should take the production date of the products into consideration. The more recent HX400V will have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V sensor size comparison

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony HX400V
Portrait photography with Sony HX50V
51
focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
provides face detect autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
51
focusing manually
decent MP (20 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony HX400V Street photography information
Sony HX50V Street photography information
50
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than average (660g)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (272 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony HX400V
Sports photography with Sony HX50V
55
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
provides tracking focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
58
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery (400 CIPA)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX400V as a Travel photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Travel photography camera
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MP count good (20MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than average (660 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
71
great battery (400 CIPA)
lighter than competition (272g)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX400V Landscape photography features
Sony HX50V Landscape photography features
49
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
54
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
great battery (400 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony HX400V
Vlogging with Sony HX50V
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fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with mic port
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
heavier than average (660g)
34
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (272g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic socket
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Sony HX400V vs Sony HX50V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX400V and Sony HX50V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-02-12 2013-04-24
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz X -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
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 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 5184 x 2920
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Max boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.3 f/3.5 - 6.3
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - XtraFine LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 8.50 m (ISO Auto) 5.60 m
Flash options Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash) Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 660 gr (1.46 lb) 272 gr (0.60 lb)
Dimensions 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") 108 x 64 x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
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 photographs 400 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type 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
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $448 $439