As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and the CyberShot DSC-H400) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P900)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX400V compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (1.39x vs 0.08x), has an external mic jack, has a built-in GPS and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a significantly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 380 shots), is older (february 2014 vs december 2016) and is less popular.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in GPS
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-HX400V

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 660 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.1"

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in GPS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-HX400V

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 660 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in GPS
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-HX400V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 660 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 4.1"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • More zoom: 83.3x vs 50x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P900 and DSC-HX400V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $448.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DSC-HX400V

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 660 g
  • Inexpensive: $381.89 vs $448.00

Nikon Coolpix B600

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5 years newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and DSC-HX400V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 660 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 4.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and DSC-HX400V

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-HX400V

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-HX400V

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
10 months older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-HX400V

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and DSC-HX400V

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX400V compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a built-in GPS, has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (1.39x vs 0.09x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), is significantly larger (professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs compact (105×60×34 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 360 shots).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 289 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DSC-HX400V

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $448.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
similar age
$266

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-HX400V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Support external flash
  • Inexpensive: $265.79 vs $448.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 1.39x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX400V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $448.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
1 year newer
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-HX400V

  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $448.00

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
similar age
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Camera 2 and DSC-HX400V

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Built-in GPS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Professional size (130×93×103 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX400V

  • Built-in GPS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX400V compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 50fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), much larger viewfinder (1.39x vs 0.73x), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 26 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Fujifilm X-T3

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4 years newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 26 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.73x vs 1.39x
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T3 and DSC-HX400V

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-HX400V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the M3 and DSC-HX400V

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $363.69 vs $448.00
  • Each has a built-in flash