Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-RX10

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Sony DSC-H400
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63x, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is only an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera (54.7x 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 500x, but the Sony DSC-RX10 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (498x 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.

Significantly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
127g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 127g lighter than the Sony DSC-RX10 (755g). 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.

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (20.2MP). 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.

Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (12,800).
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony DSC-RX10 is 60fps JPEG frame rate. That's 30fps higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (60fps).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX10 is 1,440,000 pixels display resolution. That's 979,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-H400 (1,440,000 pixels).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.39").
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 has an HDMI, but 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.

340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-RX10 is 340.00, but the Sony DSC-H400 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A bit lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, however the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 20.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

3x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 1,440,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (979,200 pixels higher).
Significantly smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.2", whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" larger).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-RX10 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.

Fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

6 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 54.7x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (8.3x). 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.

498x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 498x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (2x). 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-RX10 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (125).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10 has a weight of 755g, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera (127g 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
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

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
63x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
500x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.4 - 277 8.8 - 73.3
Filter Size
55mm 62mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
3.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
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
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Range (tele)
0.4 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
3.5 - 4.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g
BEST
755g
Height
95mm 88.1mm
Depth
122.3mm 102.2mm
Width
129.6mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
655g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 340 shots
BEST

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

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
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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