Samsung MV800 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Samsung MV800
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
HDMI port Edit
The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI port, however 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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a weight of 121g, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (507g 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.

8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.95MP higher than the Samsung MV800 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 58x bigger than the Samsung MV800 (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 121x bigger than the Samsung MV800 (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 0.6 smaller than the Samsung MV800 (6.5).
47% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 14s longer than the Samsung MV800 (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 45MB bigger than the Samsung MV800 (55MB).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 172,800 pixels higher than the Samsung MV800 (460,800 pixels).
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69%, but the average rating of the Samsung MV800 is 68% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 16.15MP digital camera. That's 3.95MP lower 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.

12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 58x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 121x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (6.5).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 16s. That's 14s shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (30s). Read more

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

Hugely smaller internal memory Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 10MB internal memory digital camera. That's 45MB smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (55MB).
60% lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 288,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 172,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (460,800 pixels).
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Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung MV800 is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Moderately larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Samsung MV800 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI port, however the Samsung MV800 has 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.

507g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, whereas the Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera (507g 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-H400 is 18 months older than the Samsung MV800.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.15MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
5x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.7 - 23.5 4.4 - 277
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
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - 0.80 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)
1 - 1.5 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
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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
16s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
4s Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 1.8 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
0.2 - 3.2 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 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)
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 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)
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
10MB 55MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
288,000 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

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

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
121g
BEST
628g
Height
56.2mm 95mm
Depth
18.3mm 122.3mm
Width
92mm 129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
BP-70A NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
740mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 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
 Windows operating system
 Windows operating system
Mac Compatible
 Mac compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Processor
Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz + Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
250MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum System Requirements for Mac
Power Mac G3 + / Mac OS 10.4 +/ 256MB RAM / 110MB / USB / CD-ROM Unknown - Click to provide data
Recommended System Requirement
512 MB RAM Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
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
Interface
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP SP2 / Vista / Windows 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum System Requirement
Microsoft Direct X 9.0c +,USB,CD-ROM Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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