Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 0.1m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.09m bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.01m).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
HDMI Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an HDMI, whereas 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.

Two times lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 404g 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 appreciably better
Based on 1 expert review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average review score of 80%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).
13 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63x, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (58x smaller). 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.

122x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 126x, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (122x 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.

0.8 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 bigger).
3% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture number of 3.4. That's 0.1 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (3.4).
3.4m bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 3.5m, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 0.1m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (3.4m smaller).
Hugely smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
26s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s shorter). Read more

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

A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an internal memory of 55MB, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 37MB internal memory digital camera (18MB smaller).
Moderately higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels lower).
£1 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 costs £0.87 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
Available from 15 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are marginally better
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 89%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average rating of 88% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
4.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

58x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (58x 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 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-H400 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.

15% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture number of 5.7, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
Thirty-four times smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 0.1m, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (3.4m bigger).
45 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
7x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 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.

18MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MB, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (18MB bigger).
800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
£1 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by £0.87.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 sellers sells the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, however 18 retailers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 397 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 0.01m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.09m smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (0.01m).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 404g heavier than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

Eight months older
The Sony DSC-H400 is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 by eight months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H400's average expert rating is only 69%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 80% (based on 1 review).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 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
 JPG
 JPG
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
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 White
 White
Waterproof Up to
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof Up to
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.7 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.74 - 18.7 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.1m
BEST
0.01m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.1m 3.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.1 - 2.5 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.12 - 4 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
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
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
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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
37MB 55MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
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"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII 1
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
224g
BEST
628g
Height
64.1mm 95mm
Depth
27.6mm 122.3mm
Width
112.9mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
LI-50B NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 300 shots

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

Bundled Software
Viewer 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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