Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon D810
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
75% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D810 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (3,200).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon D810 is 64 minimum ISO speed. That's 16 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (80).
50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D810 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (460,800 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon D810 has an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI. 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.

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.

Four number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon D810 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only has one number of batteries supported.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 83 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).
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 89% (based on 397 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher 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.

59% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 37x bigger than the Nikon D810 (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.

496x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera. That's 496x bigger than the Nikon D810 (500x). 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.

53% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 3.4 smaller than the Nikon D810 (6.5).
2.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 5.9 minimum aperture digital camera (2.5 larger).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Nikon D810 (30s). Read more

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

10% bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 5MB bigger than the Nikon D810 (55MB).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP 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.

37x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 26x optical zoom digital camera. That's 37x 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.

One hundred and twenty-four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 496x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (500x). 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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 3.1 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.4 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (6.5).
2.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D810 has a minimum aperture number of 5.9, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
7x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon D810 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (30s). Read more

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

10% smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 50MB internal memory digital camera. That's 5MB smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (55MB).
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9 Reasons Against
Significantly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Nikon D810 (3,200).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 16 bigger than the Nikon D810 (80).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Nikon D810 (460,800 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, but the Nikon D810 does. 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.

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.

Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Sony DSC-H400 is one, but the Nikon D810 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Older by four months
The Sony DSC-H400 is four months older than the Nikon D810.
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 83 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D810 is 98% (based on 336 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
3.1 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
5.9 3.4
BEST
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 4.4 - 277
Lens Type
 High power zoom
 High power zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 multi point
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
64
BEST
80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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 55MB
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Magnification
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
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
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.2fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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