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Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80

Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front
Portability
91
Imaging
44
Features
60
Overall
50

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Key Specs

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
Sony HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise 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 HX400V vs Sony HX80 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Sony HX400V and Sony HX80, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both designed by Sony. The resolution of the HX400V (20MP) and the HX80 (18MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The HX400V was brought out 3 years prior to the HX80 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Sony HX400V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX80 being a Compact camera.

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a short introduction of how the HX400V scores against the HX80 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX400V over the Sony HX80

 HX400V HX80 
Manually focus Very exact focusing

Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Sony HX400V

 HX80 HX400V 
IntroducedMarch 2016February 2014Newer by 25 months
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Common features in the Sony HX400V and Sony HX80

 HX400V HX80 
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurements
Screen resolution921k921kExact same screen resolution
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you should factor in its weight and size. The Sony HX400V features outside dimensions of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") having a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs) while the Sony HX80 has specifications of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

Compare the Sony HX400V and Sony HX80 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the HX400V versus the HX80.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the HX400V and HX80 is 62 and 91 respectively.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 top view buttons comparison

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions only by reading through specifications. The image underneath will provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the HX400V and HX80.

Plainly, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Sony HX400V to resolve more detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The more aged HX400V is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 sensor size comparison

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX400V as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX80 as a Portrait photography camera
51
has manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
39
good megapixels (18MP)
features face detect focus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony HX400V
Street photography with Sony HX80
50
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
70
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX400V as a Sports photography camera
Sony HX80 as a Sports photography camera
55
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
57
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18MP)
features tracking focus
good battery (390 CIPA)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX400V Travel photography info
Sony HX80 Travel photography info
53
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
76
good battery (390 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX400V Landscape photography details
Sony HX80 Landscape photography details
49
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
49
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
good battery (390 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX400V Vlogging advice
Sony HX80 Vlogging advice
29
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
more heavy than competition in class (660 grams)
75
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have mic socket
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Sony HX400V vs Sony HX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX400V and Sony HX80
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2014-02-12 2016-03-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz X 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 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Highest boosted ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.3 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 921k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.50 m (ISO Auto) 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash) Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync
Hot shoe
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 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
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 None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 660 grams (1.46 lbs) 245 grams (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
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 images 390 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $448 $368