Kodak Pixpro AZ251 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Kodak Pixpro AZ251
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Significantly lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a weight of 354gg, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628gg digital camera (274g heavier). 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.

Shorter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 74.3mmmm tall digital camera. That's 20.7mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H400 (95mmmm).
13% narrower Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a width of 115mmmm. That's 14.6mm narrower than the Sony DSC-H400 (129.6mmmm).
Cheaper by $101
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 costs $129.00, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is $229.63.
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63xx, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 25xx optical zoom digital camera (38x 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.

496x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 500xx, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (496x 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 only takes 280 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 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are marginally better
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 88% based on 468 reviews, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an average rating of 84% (based on 91 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
26% lower megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (20.1MPMP). 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 smaller optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 25xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 38x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (63xx). 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.

496x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 496x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (500xx). 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.

230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (460,800 pixels pixels).
Only 280 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a digital camera that takes 280 shots shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Not as many stockists
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Sony DSC-H400 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an average user score of 84%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628gg digital camera. That's 274g heavier than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (628gg). 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.

22% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a height of 95mmmm, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 74.3mmmm tall digital camera (20.7mm shorter).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 129.6mmmm wide, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 115mmmm wide digital camera (14.6mm narrower).
$101 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H400 is more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by $100.63.
Five months older
The Sony DSC-H400 is older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by five months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
25x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Maximum Focal Length
600mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 107.5 4.4 - 277
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
12/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.2 - 4.2 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.1 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 320×240@30fps

Audio

Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 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
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 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
BEST
Internal Memory
8MB
BEST
55MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
354g
BEST
628g
Height
74.3mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
69.6mm 122.3mm
BEST
Width
115mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
280 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Flash Type
Pop-up Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Aperture (F-Number)
6.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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