Fujifilm FinePix S9400 vs Sony DSC-HX300

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Fujifilm FinePix S9400
Sony DSC-HX300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a 19 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (12.7 bigger).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
PictBridge Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 supports pictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 does not support pictBridge.
Lighter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a 577g digital camera. That's 46g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX300 (623g). 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.

One hundred more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is 500.00, but the Sony DSC-HX300 only takes 400.00 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.

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a megapixel of 20.4MP, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only a 16.2MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

198x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a digital zoom of 200x, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (198x 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.

4% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 (2.8).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,300mm. That's 100mm longer than the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 (1,300mm).
Significantly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
320 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a 400 minimum ISO speed digital camera (320 bigger).
22s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s shorter). Read more

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

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels lower).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a megapixel of 16.2MP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 20.4MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

99x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 200x digital zoom digital camera (198x 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.

4% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a minimum aperture number of 2.9. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-HX300 (2.8).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only 1,200mm maximum focal length. That's 100mm shorter than the Sony DSC-HX300 (1,300mm).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Hugely bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is 400 minimum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-HX300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (320 smaller).
22s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only 8s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s longer). Read more

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

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels higher).
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6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX300 is only 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a 19 maximum aperture digital camera (12.7 smaller).
A bit longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm shorter).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 does not support pictBridge, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 does.
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 623g digital camera. That's 46g heavier than the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 (623g). 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.

One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 only takes 500.00 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.

Eleven months older
The Sony DSC-HX300 is older than the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 by eleven months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 11520 x 1080
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 5760 x 1624
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3840 x 1624
 5760 x 1080
 3264 x 1840
 3840 x 1080
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 11520 x 1080
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 5760 x 1624
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3840 x 1624
 5760 x 1080
 3264 x 1840
 3840 x 1080
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x 50x
Digital Zoom
2x 200x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
19
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
2.9 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm 1,300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
43 - 215 4.3 - 215
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
17/12 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞/3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.07 - 3.0 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - 5.0 2.4 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
400 80
BEST
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
2.5 - 3.6 2 - 5.9
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 7 0.3 - 12.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
38MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2ms
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Night portrait
 Pet
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g
BEST
623g
Height
116.2mm 93.2mm
Depth
86.9mm 103.2mm
Width
122.6mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
670g 650g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)
 Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Number of Batteries Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
500 shots
BEST
400 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 1200
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Optical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Optical viewfinder
Trimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cool shot function
Conversion Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Conversion function
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