Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon D810
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (3,200).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 64 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 16 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (80).
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI port Edit
The Nikon D810 has an HDMI port, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Shorter Edit
Nikon D810 is 81.5mm tall. That's 13.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (95mm).
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 83 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 92%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 336 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 98%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88% (based on 468 reviews).
11 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 63x bigger than the Nikon D810 (63x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

126x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 126x bigger than the Nikon D810 (126x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6.5 smaller than the Nikon D810 (6.5).
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon D810 (30fps).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 55MB bigger than the Nikon D810 (55MB).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D810 (460,800 pixels).
Vastly larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 0.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D810 (0.2").
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, however the Nikon D810 is an 880g digital camera (252g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thinner Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 122.3mm deep. That's 0.7mm thinner than the Nikon D810 (122.3mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 129.6mm wide. That's 16.4mm narrower than the Nikon D810 (129.6mm).
Cheaper by £977
The Sony DSC-H400 is £976.76 cheaper than the Nikon D810.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon D810 has a weight of 880g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (252g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thicker Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 123mm deep digital camera. That's 0.7mm thicker than the Sony DSC-H400 (122.3mm).
16.4mm wider Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 146mm wide digital camera. That's 16.4mm wider than the Sony DSC-H400 (129.6mm).
More expensive by £977
The Nikon D810 is £976.76 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
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8 Reasons Against
81% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP lower than the Nikon D810 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Nikon D810 (3,200).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 16 bigger than the Nikon D810 (80).
Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is only 3" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D810 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI port, but the Nikon D810 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

15% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a height of 95mm. That's 13.5mm taller than the Nikon D810 (95mm).
Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D810 is 92% (based on 83 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D810 is 98% (based on 336 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
37.09MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 63x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 126x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.4 - 277
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 800
 12800
 Auto
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 80
 800
 12800
 Auto
 200
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
64
BEST
80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
880g 628g
BEST
Height
81.5mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
123mm 122.3mm
BEST
Width
146mm 129.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
980g 655g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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