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Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-HX90

Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Sony DSC-H400
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

£61 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 costs £219.00, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is £279.99.
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
921,580 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera (921,580 pixels lower).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 218g digital camera. That's 410g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (218g). 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.

Ninety more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a digital camera that takes 390.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony DSC-H400 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.

More popular
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3250 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 10935.
Expert reviews are hugely better
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (921,580 pixels higher).
66% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 410g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX90 (218g). 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.

Ninety less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390.00 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.

Worse selling
The Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 10935 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 3250.
Hugely Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-H400 only has an average expert rating of 69%, but the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert rating of 94% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (1.9MP 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.

£61 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by £60.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 13 shops sells the Sony DSC-HX90, however 17 sellers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Sony DSC-HX90 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by nine months.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.1MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24.5 - 1550mm 4.1 - 123
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

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
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 3200
 800
 12800
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 3200
 800
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 m - 8.8 m: ISO auto (wide lens) 3.5 m - 4.6 m: ISO auto (tele lens) 12.4 m: ISO 3200 (wide lens) 6.5 m: ISO 3200 (tele lens) 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

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

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
20 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Art
 Black&White
 Art
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec 2,5,10
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g 218g
BEST
Height
95mm 58.1mm
Depth
122.3mm 35.4mm
Width
129.6mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 245g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Sony PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, Windows 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
 Accessories included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
0.71fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, PET, fireworks, soft snap, panorama assist, night scene, beach, snow, high sensitivity, gourmet Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness Control
 Display brightness control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Auto Object Framing, Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360) Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
201 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Mono Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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