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Samsung MV800 vs Sony DSC-H400

Samsung MV800 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Samsung MV800
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a display resolution (numeric) of 288,000 pixels. That's 287,980 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (20 pixels).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a weight of 121g, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (507g heavier). 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.

2 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.95MP higher than the Samsung MV800 (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 little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69%, but the average rating of the Samsung MV800 is 68% (based on 81 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 16.15MP digital camera. That's 3.95MP lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (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.

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Older by one month
The Samsung MV800 is one month older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung MV800 is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 287,980 pixels lower than the Samsung MV800 (20 pixels).
507g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, whereas the Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera (507g 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.

Awards

9 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Recommended
hardwareheaven.com: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
insidehardware.it: Gold
onfoto.ru: Best Innovation
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
teknokulis.com: Performance
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
16.15MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.7 - 23.5 24.5 - 1550mm
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

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
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - 0.80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
1 - 1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
16s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
4s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 3.2 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)

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 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)
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 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)
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
10MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
288,000 pixels
BEST
20 pixels

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Art
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Art
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10 sec, 2sec
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
121g
BEST
628g
Height
56.2mm 95mm
Depth
18.3mm 122.3mm
Width
92mm 129.6mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-70A Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
740mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 °C

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Processor
Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz + Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
250MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum System Requirements (mac)
Power Mac G3 + / Mac OS 10.4 +/ 256MB RAM / 110MB / USB / CD-ROM Unknown - Click to provide data
Recommended System Requirements
512 MB RAM Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Sony PlayMemories Home
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Date Imprinting
 Date imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP SP2 / Vista / Windows 7 MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, Windows 8
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft Direct X 9.0c +,USB,CD-ROM Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included
Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71fps

Technical Details

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