Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 0.4m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.39m bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.01m).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 64, however the Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (16 bigger).
HDMI Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an HDMI, however 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.

41% lighter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 448g digital camera. That's 180g 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.

Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is four, but the Sony DSC-H400 only has one number of batteries supported.
£72 cheaper
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is £71.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-H400.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 25 user reviews, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
9 Reasons For
31% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP higher than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (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.

62% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 39x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (63x). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera. That's 493.3x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (500x). 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.

10% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (6.5).
0.7m bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 0.7m bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (3.5m).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 22s longer than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (30s). Read more

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

51% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (460,800 pixels).
18 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.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 12 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69%, whereas the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is 66% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
6.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a megapixel of 14MP, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (6.1MP 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.

Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an optical zoom of 24x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (39x 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.

493.3x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a digital zoom of 6.7x, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera (493.3x 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
A lot smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 2.8m, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (0.7m bigger).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Sony DSC-H400 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.

230,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels higher).
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Fujifilm FinePix S4200, but 19 stores sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by 14 months.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is only 66%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
0.3 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Thirty-nine times smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.01m, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 0.4m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.39m bigger).
3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (3,200).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 16 bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (80).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, but the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 does. 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a weight of 628g, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 448g digital camera (180g 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.

Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Sony DSC-H400 is one, but the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
More expensive by £72
The Sony DSC-H400 is £71.99 more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is 92% (based on 25 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
14MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4288 x 2864
 4288 x 2416
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 4288 x 2864
 4288 x 2416
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6.7x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 103.2 4.4 - 277
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
160.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞/2.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.07 - 3.0 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.02 - 1.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.0 - 3.0 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.4m
BEST
0.01m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2.8m 3.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
64
BEST
80
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
2.5 - 3.6 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 7 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

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

Audio

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
Shooting Modes
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Night portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
448g
BEST
628g
Height
80.9mm 95mm
Depth
99.8mm 122.3mm
Width
118mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
543g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 300 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

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

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Date Imprinting
 Date imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.45kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
24 - 576 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.1 - 5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/2000; 8 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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