Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Sony DSC-H400
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
33x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63xx, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 30xx optical zoom digital camera (33x 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.

Slightly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 500xx, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 486xx digital zoom digital camera (14x 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.

0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3.5).
$146 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 is $146.02 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are a little better
Based on 468 user reviews, the Sony DSC-H400 has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 187 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel count of 20.4MPMP, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20.1MPMP digital camera (0.3MP lower). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246gg digital camera. That's 382g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (246gg). 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.

31.4mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a height of 63.6mmmm, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mmmm tall digital camera (31.4mm taller).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 108.1mmmm wide, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 129.6mmmm wide digital camera (21.5mm wider).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 takes 380 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-H400 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.

Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert review score of 82%, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
0.3MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera (0.3MP 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 display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels higher).
61% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628gg digital camera. That's 382g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246gg). 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.

A lot taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a height of 95mmmm, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 63.6mmmm tall digital camera (31.4mm shorter).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 129.6mmmm wide, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 108.1mmmm wide digital camera (21.5mm narrower).
Eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380 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.

Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30xx, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63xx optical zoom digital camera (33x 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.

14x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 486xx, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 500xx digital zoom digital camera (14x 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.

Slightly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
3% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.5).
$146 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by $146.02.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony DSC-HX60, but 6 sellers sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88% (based on 468 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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
63x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
500x
BEST
486x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.5
Focal Length Range
4.4 - 277 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10
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 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
3.5 - ∞ 2.0 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ 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
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
0.4 - 8.8 2 - 3
Flash Range
3.5 - 4.6 0.25 - 5.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 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
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 AC3
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
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

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
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
1 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
628g 246g
BEST
Height
95mm 63.6mm
BEST
Depth
122.3mm
BEST
38.3mm
Width
129.6mm 108.1mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
655g 272g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 380 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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