Nikon Coolpix S3600 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon Coolpix S3600
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a maximum aperture of 6.6, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 7 expert reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an average review score of 74%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).
11 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 55x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

97% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 122x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

A little smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 30MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (55MB).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (460,800 pixels).
300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-H400 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 only takes 230.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £149
The Sony DSC-H400 costs £149.01 less than the Nikon Coolpix S3600.
21 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 83% (based on 20 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an optical zoom of 8x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (55x bigger). 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.

122x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (122x bigger). 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.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

30MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an internal memory of 25MB, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (30MB bigger).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a screen size of 2.7", however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). 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.

230,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels higher).
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a digital camera that takes 230.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£149 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by £149.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Nikon Coolpix S3600, however 22 sellers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (6.5).
Older by eight months
The Sony DSC-H400 is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix S3600.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-H400's average expert score is only 69%, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600's is 74% (based on 7 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.6
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.7 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 36 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.5 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
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
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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
 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
25MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 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
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Backlight
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 628g
Height
57.9mm 95mm
Depth
19.9mm 122.3mm
Width
97.1mm 129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
125g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL19 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
2.8h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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