Sony DSC-H400 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

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

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 126x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 60x digital zoom digital camera (66x 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 number Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number 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).
$149 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 is $148.68 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 397 user reviews, the Sony DSC-H400 has an average review score of 89%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 188 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel of 20.4MP, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20.1MP 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.

Significantly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an HDMI, however the Sony DSC-H400 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 382g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (246g). 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.

Eighty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-H400 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.

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 Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP 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.

Three times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-HX60 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

61% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 382g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246g). 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.

Eighty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 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.

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).
8 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 60x, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (66x 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 number Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is only 6.3 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
3% larger minimum aperture number 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).
$149 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by $148.68.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony DSC-HX60, but 6 stores 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.
Four months older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by four months.
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 89% (based on 397 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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
63x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
126x
BEST
60x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.4 - 277 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/10
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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
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 Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 100
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
3.5 - 4.6 2 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 8.8 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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

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
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
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 Type
 Electronic
 Not available
 Electronic
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
1 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 380 shots
BEST

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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