Sony DSC-HX400 vs Sony RX10

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Sony DSC-HX400
Sony RX10

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Sony RX10 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, but the Sony RX10 is only a 1,440,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 628gg digital camera. That's 127g lighter than the Sony RX10 (755gg). 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.

$400 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX400 costs $400 less than the Sony RX10.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
5 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony RX10 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Sony DSC-HX400 (20.2MPMP). 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.

17% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony RX10 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Sony DSC-HX400 (60fpsfps).
1h longer maximum battery life Edit
The Sony RX10 has a maximum battery life of 3.5hh, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 2.5hh battery life digital camera (1h shorter). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

420 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony RX10 takes 420 shots shots per battery charge, however 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.

A bit better user reviews
Based on 36 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony RX10 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX400 is 87% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.099999999999998MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Sony RX10 is a 20.2MPMP 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.

Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fpsfps, but the Sony RX10 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
Shorter maximum battery life Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is only 2.5hh battery life. That's 1h shorter than the Sony RX10 (3.5hh). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

One hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX400 is 300 shots, but the Sony RX10 only takes 420 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.

Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX400's average user rating is 87%, however the Sony RX10's is 91% (based on 36 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
36% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony RX10 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX400 (125).
920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony RX10 is a 1,440,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX400 (1,440,000 pixels pixels).
17% heavier Edit
The Sony RX10 has a weight of 755gg, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 628gg 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 $400
The Sony RX10 is $400 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX400.
Fewer sellers
The Sony RX10 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by four months
The Sony RX10 is four months older than the Sony DSC-HX400.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 38 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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 8.3x
BEST
Digital Zoom
126x 2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure
15/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
55mm 62mm

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
 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
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
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 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 25600
 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
 25600
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
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

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
Tele Flash Range
2.4 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 8.5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Second Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels
BEST
1,440,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
16.2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

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
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,400ms
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
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g
BEST
755g
Height
93.2mm 88.1mm
Depth
103.2mm 102.2mm
Width
129.6mm 129mm
Weight Including Battery
660g
BEST
813g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
2.5h 3.5h
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 420 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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