Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-HX400

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Nikon Coolpix L330
Sony DSC-HX400

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP lower). 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.

Three more supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon Coolpix L330 is four, but the Sony DSC-HX400 only has one supported battery.
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX400 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 245 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 87% (based on 19 reviews).
11 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MP digital camera. That's 0.62MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (21.1MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (50x). 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-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 122x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (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-HX400 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (6.3).
11% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (12,800).
97% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 29s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (30s). Read more

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

12MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 12MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (55MB).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (921,600 pixels).
23 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.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 76%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 64% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
0.62MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MP, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MP digital camera (0.62MP more).
24x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an optical zoom of 26x, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera (24x 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.

Thirty-one times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 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.

0.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Sony DSC-HX400 (2.8).
11,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 higher).
29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s longer). Read more

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

12MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an internal memory of 43MB, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (12MB bigger).
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels higher).
Fewer sellers
Only 4 retailers sells the Nikon Coolpix L330, but 27 shops sell the Sony DSC-HX400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 76% (based on 4 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (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.

Only one supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 only has four supported batteries.
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX400 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 only takes 370.00 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.

Older by four months
The Sony DSC-HX400 is four months older than the Nikon Coolpix L330.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-HX400's average user score is 87%, however the Nikon Coolpix L330's is 92% (based on 245 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP 21.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.1 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
585mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4 - 104 4.3 - 215
Lens Structure
12/9 15/10
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
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 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 50
 64
 100
 125
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 50
 64
 100
 125
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 12,800
BEST
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
1s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.5 2.4 - 3.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 8.5

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
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
43MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.2x

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 628g
Height
76.3mm 93.2mm
Depth
83.3mm 103.2mm
Width
111.1mm 129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
660g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
300 shots

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
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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