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Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-RX10

Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-RX10

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Sony DSC-H400
Sony DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
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.

£1,180 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 costs £219.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is £1,399.00.
Available from 18 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5097 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-RX10 ranks No. 24724.
5 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 display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX10 is 1,440,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,439,980 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").
340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-RX10 is 340.00, 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.

Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX10 is 100%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88% (based on 468 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 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.

Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10 is a 1,440,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,439,980 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).
Fourty 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-RX10 only takes 340.00 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.

A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Sony DSC-RX10 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
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.

More expensive by £1,180
The Sony DSC-RX10 is £1,180 more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX10 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is stocked by 19 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over two years
The Sony DSC-RX10 is two years older than the Sony DSC-H400.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX10 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 24724 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 5097.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 44 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
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
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
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)
24.5 - 1550mm 8.8 - 73.3
Filter Size
55mm 62mm

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
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot 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
 flexible spot
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

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
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 3200
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
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
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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) Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
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
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution (numeric)
20 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Art
 Black&White
 Art
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 813g

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-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 340 shots
BEST

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
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
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
 Self-timer
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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