Share on
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Sony DSC-H400

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Sony DSC-H400

(8)
(480)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Sony DSC-H400

Top Prices

Jessops
Checked 11 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Wex Photographic
Checked 18 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
John Lewis
Checked 2 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock, only 8 left!
UK Digital Cameras
Checked 11 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Wex Photographic
Checked 18 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock, only 2 left!
Jessops
Checked 11 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Currys
Checked 5 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)
3WM Office Supplies Please
Checked 3 hours ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
94% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 2.8" larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.2").
380.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 380.00, but 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.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 8 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
6 Reasons For
40% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (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.

Significantly smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.29m larger).
11% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 691g digital camera (63g 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.

Cheaper by £208
The Sony DSC-H400 is £208 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 10935 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 ranks No. 41716.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP 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.

0.29m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3m, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.29m smaller).
Slightly heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a weight of 691g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (63g 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.

More expensive by £208
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is £208 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only stocked by 14 retailers, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is stocked by 17 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 23 months older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 41716 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 10935.
3 Reasons Against
14x smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 0.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 2.8" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (0.2").
Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only takes 380.00 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.

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
stuff.tv/my/: Gadget Award 2015
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

39 months Ago 16 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
12.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
108mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
4.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 108 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
0.3m 0.01m
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
49 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
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Guide Number
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480

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
BEST
Internal Memory
128MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3"
BEST
0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Push
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Art
 Vivid
 Art
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10 sec, 2sec
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine BIONZ

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
691g 628g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 95mm
Depth
117.1mm 122.3mm
Width
131.6mm 129.6mm

Battery

Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
380 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Sony PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
BEST
 USB
 AC
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
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
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.69kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB,HDMI,AV output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
91.5 x 117.1 x 131.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, Windows 8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
60 secs - 1/16000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Continuous Shooting
6 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display brightness control
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Lens Cap Included
 Lens cap included
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback