Fujifilm FinePix S8200 vs Sony DSC-HX400

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
9% lighter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is a 577g digital camera. That's 51g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (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.

Moderately shorter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is an 86.9mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 93.2mm tall digital camera (6.3mm taller).
7mm narrower Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a width of 122.6mm, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (7mm wider).
Expert reviews are marginally better
Based on 1 review, the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has an average expert review score of 80%, but the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 76% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 87 reviews, the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has an average user review score of 90%, but the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 87% (based on 19 reviews).
8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is only a 16.2MP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

12% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is only a 44x optical zoom digital camera (6x smaller). 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.

124x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a digital zoom of 126x, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (124x smaller). 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.

4% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 (2.8).
22s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is only an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s shorter). Read more

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

921,140 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is only a 460 pixels display resolution digital camera (921,140 pixels lower).
13% thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a depth of 103.2mm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is a 116.2mm deep digital camera (13mm thicker).
Available from 25 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

14% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has an optical zoom of 44x, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera (6x 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.

Sixty-two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (124x 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 Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is a 2.9 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-HX400 (2.8).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s longer). Read more

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

Two thousand and three times lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a display resolution of 460 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (921,140 pixels higher).
12% thicker Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has a depth of 116.2mm, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 103.2mm deep digital camera (13mm thinner).
Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Fujifilm FinePix S8200, however 29 sellers sell the Sony DSC-HX400. 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.
Nine months older
The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is older than the Sony DSC-HX400 by nine months.
6 Reasons Against
Marginally bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 51g heavier than the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 (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.

6.3mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 93.2mm tall digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is an 86.9mm tall digital camera (6.3mm shorter).
A little wider Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a width of 129.6mm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is a 122.6mm wide digital camera (7mm narrower).
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-HX400 only has an average expert rating of 76%, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 87 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
44x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
2.9 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,056mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 189.4 4.3 - 215
Lens Structure
17/12 15/10
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.45 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.07 - 3 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.1 - ∞ 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
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)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4 - 3.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB

Display

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

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g
BEST
628g
Height
86.9mm
BEST
93.2mm
Depth
116.2mm 103.2mm
BEST
Width
122.6mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
670g 660g
BEST

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 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

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
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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