Nikon Coolpix L610 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon Coolpix L610
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Full HD video Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 supports Full HD video, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not. 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.

HDMI port Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has an HDMI port, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not. 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 240g digital camera. That's 388g 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.

26.6mm shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix L610 is 68.4mm tall, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera (26.6mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 34.1mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 122.3mm deep digital camera (88.2mm thicker).
21.6mm narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 108mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (21.6mm wider).
One more supported battery Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a two supported battery digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only has one supported battery.
£42 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L610 costs £42.01 less than the Sony DSC-H400.
14 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63x, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 14x optical zoom digital camera (49x 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-H400 has a digital zoom of 126x, but the Nikon Coolpix L610 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.

A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 3.3 maximum aperture digital camera (3.2 bigger).
74% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L610 (3.4).
Significantly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
26s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s shorter). Read more

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

A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an internal memory of 55MB, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 28MB internal memory digital camera (27MB smaller).
Marginally higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L610 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels lower).
One hundred and eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L610 only takes 120.00 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.

Available from 21 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3251 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix L610 ranks No. 71780.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average expert review score of 69% based on 12 reviews, but the Nikon Coolpix L610 has an average rating of 64% (based on 15 reviews).
User reviews are slightly better
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 88% based on 468 reviews, but the Nikon Coolpix L610 has an average rating of 86% (based on 27 reviews).

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has an optical zoom of 14x, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (49x 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.

62x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-H400 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.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a maximum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (3.2 smaller).
43% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 5.9 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.5 larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
26s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L610 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.

Significantly smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has an internal memory of 28MB, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (27MB bigger).
A bit lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
One hundred and eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L610 is 120.00, 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Nikon Coolpix L610, whereas 23 retailers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven months older
The Nikon Coolpix L610 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by seven months.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix L610 ranks No. 71780 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3251.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L610's average expert rating is only 64%, however the Sony DSC-H400's is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L610's average user rating is 86%, however the Sony DSC-H400's is 88% (based on 468 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 supports 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.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI port, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 388g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L610 (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.

26.6mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 68.4mm tall digital camera (26.6mm shorter).
88.2mm thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a depth of 122.3mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 34.1mm deep digital camera (88.2mm thinner).
17% wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a width of 129.6mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a 108mm wide digital camera (21.6mm narrower).
One less supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L610 only has two supported batteries.
£42 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H400 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L610 by £42.01.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 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
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
14x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
3.3 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
5.9 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
350mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 63 4.4 - 277
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
11/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
99 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 - ∞
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
 125
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 25
 Auto
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 25
 Auto
 80
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
125 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
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.2 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 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
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
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
 AAC++
BEST
 WAV
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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
28MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
96% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 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

AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
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
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
240g
BEST
628g
Height
68.4mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
34.1mm
BEST
122.3mm
Width
108mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
240g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
120 shots 300 shots
BEST

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Network Ready
 Network ready
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
Night Mode
 Night mode
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
1/1600 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure
 Auto exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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