Nikon Coolpix S3600 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon Coolpix S3600
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a maximum aperture number of 6.6, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.49m bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.01m).
503g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 125g digital camera. That's 503g 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.

Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 7 expert reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an average review score of 71%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).
11 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 55x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera. That's 496x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

A little smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
58% bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 2m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (3.5m).
87% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (30s). Read more

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

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 30MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (55MB).
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (460,800 pixels).
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-H400 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 only takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 89%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 84% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an optical zoom of 8x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (55x 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.

496x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera (496x 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 3.7 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
2m smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 1.5m, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (2m bigger).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas 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.

30MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an internal memory of 25MB, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (30MB bigger).
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). 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.

230,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels higher).
Seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a digital camera that takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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One month older
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by one month.
Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has an average user rating of 84%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 397 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (6.5).
Hugely smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.01m, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.49m bigger).
503g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 125g digital camera (503g 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.

Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony DSC-H400's average expert score is only 69%, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600's is 71% (based on 7 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.6
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.7 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
20mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 36 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞/1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.02 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
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)
1.5 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.01m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m 3.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
25MB 55MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
125g
BEST
628g
Height
57.9mm 95mm
Depth
19.9mm 122.3mm
Width
97.1mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
125g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
2.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
230 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
2.8h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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