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Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-H400

Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon D810
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 36MP digital camera. That's 15.9MP higher 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D810 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 920,980 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (20 pixels).
A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon D810 has a weight of 430g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (198g 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 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.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 92 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 92%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 336 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 98%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88% (based on 468 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Cheaper by £1,456
The Sony DSC-H400 is £1,455.99 cheaper than the Nikon D810.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 9631 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon D810 ranks No. 31804.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £1,456
The Nikon D810 is £1,455.99 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
Older by over one year
The Nikon D810 is 19 months older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less popular
The Nikon D810 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 31804 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 9631.
6 Reasons Against
80% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 15.9MP lower than the Nikon D810 (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.

920,980 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 20 pixels. That's 920,980 pixels lower than the Nikon D810 (20 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, however the Nikon D810 is a 430g digital camera (198g 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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-H400 is only stocked by 17 retailers, but the Nikon D810 is stocked by 25 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D810 is 92% (based on 92 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D810 is 98% (based on 336 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
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Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Date Released

35 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
36MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
585mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 104 24.5 - 1550mm
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.4 m - 8.8 m: ISO auto (wide lens) 3.5 m - 4.6 m: ISO auto (tele lens) 12.4 m: ISO 3200 (wide lens) 6.5 m: ISO 3200 (tele lens)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 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
 Eye-Fi
 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
50MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
20 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Photo Effects
 Art
 Art
Self-Timer Delay
10 10 sec, 2sec
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Colour depth
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
628g
Height
76.3mm 95mm
Depth
83.1mm 122.3mm
Width
111.1mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 °C

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Sony PlayMemories Home

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, Windows 8
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included
Frame Rate
1.2fps
BEST
0.71fps

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Shooting Programs
Unknown - Click to provide data Landscape, portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, PET, fireworks, soft snap, panorama assist, night scene, beach, snow, high sensitivity, gourmet
Composite Video
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display brightness control
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Auto Object Framing, Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 201 pixels
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Mono
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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