Pentax X5 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Pentax X5
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax X5 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
3,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax X5 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
Full HD video Edit
The Pentax X5 supports Full HD video, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

20.3MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Pentax X5 has an internal memory of 75.3MB, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 55MB internal memory digital camera (20.3MB smaller).
Lighter Edit
The Pentax X5 is a 507g digital camera. That's 121g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (628g). 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.

Slightly shorter Edit
Pentax X5 is 86.5mm tall, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera (8.5mm taller).
15.8mm thinner Edit
The Pentax X5 is a 106.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 122.3mm deep digital camera (15.8mm thicker).
9.6mm narrower Edit
The Pentax X5 is a 120mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (9.6mm wider).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The Pentax X5 is a four supported battery digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only has one supported battery.
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax X5 is 330.00, but 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 99 user reviews, the Pentax X5 has an average review score of 93%, however the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
8 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Pentax X5 (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.

59% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 37x bigger than the Pentax X5 (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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 118.8x bigger than the Pentax X5 (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.

10% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Pentax X5 (6.5).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Pentax X5 (80).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s longer than the Pentax X5 (30s). Read more

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

460,340 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,340 pixels higher than the Pentax X5 (460,800 pixels).
22 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax X5 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). 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.

Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Pentax X5 has an optical zoom of 26x, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (37x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Pentax X5 has a digital zoom of 7.2x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (118.8x 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.

0.6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax X5 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax X5 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Pentax X5 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax X5 has a display resolution of 460 pixels, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,340 pixels higher).
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Pentax X5, whereas 23 sellers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Pentax X5 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by 22 months.
11 Reasons Against
0.3 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Pentax X5 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Pentax X5 (3,200).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, however the Pentax X5 does. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

37% smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 20.3MB smaller than the Pentax X5 (55MB).
121g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, whereas the Pentax X5 is a 507g digital camera (121g 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.

Taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera. That's 8.5mm taller than the Pentax X5 (95mm).
13% thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a depth of 122.3mm. That's 15.8mm thicker than the Pentax X5 (122.3mm).
8% wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a width of 129.6mm. That's 9.6mm wider than the Pentax X5 (129.6mm).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has one supported battery, however the Pentax X5 only has four supported batteries.
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax X5 only takes 330.00 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 review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user score of 88%, but the Pentax X5 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 99 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 16:9
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.37MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Body Material
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
7.2x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length
580mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
22.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4 - 104 4.4 - 277
Extra / Smart Zoom
39x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
187.2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞/1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.39 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.009 - 0.298 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
1.7 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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
Shutter Interval
4s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 6.1 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
0.2 - 11.6 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
BEST
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
75.3MB
BEST
55MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
507g
BEST
628g
Height
86.5mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
106.5mm
BEST
122.3mm
Width
120mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
599g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots
BEST
300 shots

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
S-SW129 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Date Imprinting
 Date imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7,Mac OS X 10.3.9+ Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/1500- 1/4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum System Requirement
1 x USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
 Electrical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Tilting
 Display tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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