Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A bit smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
180g lighter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 has a weight of 448g, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (180g 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.

Four supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is four, but the Sony DSC-H400 only has one supported battery.
9 Reasons For
31% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP higher than the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (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.

53% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (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 119.3x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (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 Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (6.5).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 22s longer than the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (30s). Read more

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

51% 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 Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (460,800 pixels).
Cheaper by £103
The Sony DSC-H400 costs £103.01 less than the Fujifilm FinePix S4500.
21 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 12 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69%, however the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is 68% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 14MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP 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.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x 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 Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 6.7x digital zoom digital camera. That's 119.3x 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 Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (6.5).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s. That's 22s shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (30s). Read more

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

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (460,800 pixels).
More expensive by £103
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is £103.01 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
Fewer sellers
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Sony DSC-H400 is stocked by 22 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is 18 months older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
0.3 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, but the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is a 448g digital camera (180g 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.

Only one supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 only has four supported batteries.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
14MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4288 x 3216
 4288 x 2864
 4288 x 2416
 3072 x 2048
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 4288 x 3216
 4288 x 2864
 4288 x 2416
 3072 x 2048
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6.7x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length
720mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure
11/15 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
0.07 - 3.0 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.4 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.0 - 3.0 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2.8 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
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
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)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
BEST
Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

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
 SDHC
 SD
 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)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.2"
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
448g
BEST
628g
Height
80.9mm 95mm
Depth
99.8mm 122.3mm
Width
118mm 129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
543g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots

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
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

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

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