Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-RX10

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Sony DSC-H400
Sony DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63x, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is only an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera (54.7x 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 Sony DSC-RX10 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.

Significantly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
127g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 127g lighter than the Sony DSC-RX10 (755g). 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.

More popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3693 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-RX10 ranks No. 10730.
11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (20.2MP). 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.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (12,800).
Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 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.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (60fps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 1,440,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 979,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (1,440,000 pixels).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.39").
HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 has an HDMI port, but 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.

8% shorter Edit
Sony DSC-RX10 is 88.1mm tall. That's 6.9mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (88.1mm).
20.1mm thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 102.2mm deep digital camera. That's 20.1mm thinner than the Sony DSC-H400 (102.2mm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 129mm wide digital camera. That's 0.59999999999999mm narrower than the Sony DSC-H400 (129mm).
340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-RX10 is 340.00, 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.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
A bit lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, however the Sony DSC-RX10 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.

30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 1,440,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (979,200 pixels higher).
Significantly smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.2", whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" larger).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI port, however the Sony DSC-RX10 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.

6.9mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is an 88.1mm tall digital camera (6.9mm shorter).
17% thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a depth of 122.3mm, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 102.2mm deep digital camera (20.1mm thinner).
A little wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a width of 129.6mm, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 129mm wide digital camera (0.59999999999999mm narrower).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 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.

7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 54.7x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (8.3x). 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 smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 124x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (2x). 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 minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (125).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 has a weight of 755g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (127g 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.

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Older by eight months
The Sony DSC-RX10 is eight months older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 10730 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3693.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
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
63x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
126x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.4 - 277 8.8 - 73.3
Filter Size
55mm 62mm

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
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
3.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Tele Flash Range
3.5 - 4.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.4 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g
BEST
755g
Height
95mm 88.1mm
BEST
Depth
122.3mm 102.2mm
BEST
Width
129.6mm 129mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
655g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 340 shots
BEST

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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