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Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-HX400

Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-HX400

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Nikon Coolpix L330
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX400 (3.4).
47% lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 430g digital camera. That's 198g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (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.

Seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony DSC-HX400 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

£74 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is £73.71 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX400.
User reviews are better
Based on 245 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 86% (based on 85 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (50x). 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.

97% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 122x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (126x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (6.5).
12MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 12MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (55MB).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (460,800 pixels).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 79%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 64% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
24x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an optical zoom of 26x, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera (24x 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.

Thirty-one times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (122x 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
12MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an internal memory of 43MB, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (12MB bigger).
800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Nikon Coolpix L330, but 5 shops sell the Sony DSC-HX400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is older than the Sony DSC-HX400 by 19 months.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 79% (based on 8 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (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.

A bit larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
198g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a weight of 628g, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 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 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-HX400 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

More expensive by £74
The Sony DSC-HX400 is £73.71 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L330.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-HX400's average user score is 86%, however the Nikon Coolpix L330's is 92% (based on 245 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 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
 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 21.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.4
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 Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 15/10
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
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 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
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
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 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
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.4 - 8.8

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
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
43MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
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"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.2x

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
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
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
628g
Height
76.3mm 95mm
Depth
83.3mm 122.3mm
Width
111.1mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots
BEST
300 shots

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

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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