Sony DSC-HX400 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Sony DSC-HX400
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MPMP digital camera. That's 0.2MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 47.1x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.9xx). 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.

92% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 115x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11xx). 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.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
97% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 16.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 15.61x higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (0.59xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Cheaper by $252
The Sony DSC-HX400 is $251.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
12 Reasons For
A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum aperture of 11, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (4.7 bigger).
56% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX400 (1.8).
Nine aspheric elements Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a nine aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 only has three aspheric elements.
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (13 lower).
A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39"", whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 0.2"" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" smaller).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263gg digital camera. That's 365g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (263gg). 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.

35.1mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 93.2mmmm tall digital camera (35.1mm taller).
A lot narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a width of 101.6mmmm, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 129.6mmmm wide digital camera (28mm wider).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average expert review score of 93% based on 2 reviews, but the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 76% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 95 reviews, but the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 87% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.7 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Six less aspheric elements Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has three aspheric elements, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only has nine aspheric elements.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 0.2"" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (0.39"").
365g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a weight of 628gg, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263gg digital camera (365g 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.

38% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a height of 93.2mmmm. That's 35.1mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (58.1mmmm).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 129.6mmmm wide. That's 28mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (101.6mmmm).
Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-HX400 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by ten months
The Sony DSC-HX400 is ten months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX400 is only 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 95 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Moderately less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MPMP digital camera (0.2MP more).
47.1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9xx, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (47.1x 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.

Eleven times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a digital zoom of 11xx, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126xx digital zoom digital camera (115x 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.

A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
Nine hundred and twenty times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
15.61x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.59xx, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 16.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (15.61x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

$252 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX400 by $251.99.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP
BEST
20.9MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
126x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
6.3 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure
15/10 10/9
Aspheric Element
3 9
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2.4 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 4000
 5000
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 4000
 5000
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Flash on
Tele Flash Range
2.4 - 3.5 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 8.5 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 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

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Lens Magnification Ratio
16.2x
BEST
0.59x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Close-up (macro)
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g 263g
BEST
Height
93.2mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
103.2mm
BEST
41mm
Width
129.6mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
660g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
2.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 320 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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