Kodak Pixpro AZ251 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Kodak Pixpro AZ251
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
HDMI Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an HDMI, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 does not have 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.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a weight of 354g, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g 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.

Cheaper by $93
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 costs $134.37, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is $226.97.
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 16MP 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 63x, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 25x 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.

122x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 126x, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (122x 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.

Hugely bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an internal memory of 55MB, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only an 8MB internal memory digital camera (47MB smaller).
Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels lower).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 only takes 280.00 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
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.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3260 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 ranks No. 9498.
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 89% based on 397 reviews, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an average rating of 84% (based on 91 reviews).

Reasons Against

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

122x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 122x smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (126x). 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.

47MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is an 8MB internal memory digital camera. That's 47MB smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (55MB).
230,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-H400 (460,800 pixels).
Only 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a digital camera that takes 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

Not as many stockists
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only stocked by 4 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.
Less popular
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9498 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3260.
User review Rating is Worse
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an average user score of 84%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 397 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not have an HDMI, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 274g heavier than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (628g). 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.

$93 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H400 is more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by $92.60.
One month older
The Sony DSC-H400 is older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by one month.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
25x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
600mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 107.5 4.4 - 277
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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 Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.03 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 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 Modes
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.2 - 4.2 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.1 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 55MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
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 Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 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 95mm
Depth
69.6mm 122.3mm
Width
115mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
280 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Flash Type
Pop-up Unknown - Click to provide data
F-Number (relative Aperture)
6.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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