Sony DSC-HX400 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Sony DSC-HX400
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

More total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 47.1x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.9x). 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 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 115x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11x). 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 maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 6.3 maximum aperture. That's 3.5 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.8).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 45 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
97% higher magnification Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 16.2x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 15.61x higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (0.59x). 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 $300
The Sony DSC-HX400 is $300 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-HX400 ranks No. 16616 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 18332.
9 Reasons For
56% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 1.8 minimum aperture. That's 1 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX400 (1.8).
Nine number of aspheric elementss Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a nine number of aspheric elements digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 only has three number of aspheric elementss.
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
307,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,200 pixels 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 263g digital camera. That's 365g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (263g). 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.

Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 90 reviews, but the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 87% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Six less number of aspheric elementss Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has three number of aspheric elementss, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only has nine number of aspheric elementss.
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 307,200 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels).
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 628g, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g 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.

Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 1 seller, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by three months
The Sony DSC-HX400 is three months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
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 90 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 does. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Moderately less total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a total megapixels of 20.9MP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MP digital camera (0.2MP more).
47.1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9x, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50x 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 11x, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x 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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 smaller).
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
15.61x lower magnification Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 0.59x lens magnification ratio, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 16.2x 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.

$300 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX400 by $300.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 18332 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-HX400 ranks No. 16616.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
20.9MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
126x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/10 10/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 9
BEST
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2.4 - ∞ 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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
2.4 - 3.5 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 8.5 0.4 - 10.2

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

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
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
103.2mm 38.3mm
Width
129.6mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
660g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
2.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 320 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
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