Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (3,200).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-H400 (30s). Read more

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

Full HD video Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 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.

58% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 128MB internal memory digital camera. That's 73MB bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (55MB).
94% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 2.8" larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.2").
Shorter Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 91.5mm tall. That's 3.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (95mm).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 117.1mm deep digital camera. That's 5.2mm thinner than the Sony DSC-H400 (122.3mm).
380.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 380.00, 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.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 8 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
12 Reasons For
40% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (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.

62% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 39x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (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 122x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (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.

57% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (6.5).
Significantly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is an 11 minimum aperture digital camera (7.6 larger).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (80).
Larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 3" screen. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

11% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 691g digital camera (63g 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.

2% narrower Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 129.6mm wide. That's 2mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (129.6mm).
Cheaper by £379
The Sony DSC-H400 is £379.01 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3693 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 ranks No. 8918.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP 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.

Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera. That's 39x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 122x 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.7 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (6.5).
7.6 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a minimum aperture of 11, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (7.6 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (80).
Slightly heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a weight of 691g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (63g 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.

2% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 131.6mm wide digital camera. That's 2mm wider than the Sony DSC-H400 (129.6mm).
More expensive by £379
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is £379.01 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only stocked by 13 retailers, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is stocked by 25 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by four months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is four months older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8918 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3693.
9 Reasons Against
3,200 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (3,200).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (30s). Read more

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

Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 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.

73MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 73MB smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (55MB).
14x smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 0.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 2.8" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (0.2").
Taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a height of 95mm. That's 3.5mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (95mm).
Thicker Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 122.3mm deep. That's 5.2mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (122.3mm).
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only takes 380.00 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.

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
stuff.tv/my/: Gadget Award 2015
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

35 months Ago 31 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
2.8 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
11 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
108mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
4.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
49 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
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)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Full HD video
BEST
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
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
BEST
Internal Memory
128MB
BEST
55MB

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3"
BEST
0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 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
Venus Engine 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
691g 628g
BEST
Height
91.5mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
117.1mm
BEST
122.3mm
Width
131.6mm 129.6mm
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
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
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
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
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.69kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB,HDMI,AV output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
91.5 x 117.1 x 131.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/16000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Apps
Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting
6 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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