As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Sony CyberShot DSC-H400 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony CyberShot DSC-H400's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P530)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H400 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (64.6x vs 41.7x), has an external mic jack and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-H400

  • Light weight: 541 g vs 628 g
  • Very inexpensive: $242.00 vs $243.51

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-H400

  • Light weight: 650 g vs 628 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-H400

  • Light weight: 652 g vs 628 g

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-H400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-H400

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 628 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-H400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-H400

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 628 g
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $243.51

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
similar age
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-H400

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 628 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $243.51

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (64.6x vs 25x), has a built-in flash, has an external mic jack, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (large (130×95×122 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×69×42 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and DSC-H400

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
similar age
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Less zoom: 20x vs 64.6x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $243.51

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months older
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $444.70 vs $243.51

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (68×65×58 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No built-in flash
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the DSC-QX30 and DSC-H400

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
2 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $243.51

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $243.51

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H400 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 3.5 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
similar age
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $337.37 vs $243.51

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DSC-H400

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-H400

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $243.51

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and DSC-H400

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and DSC-H400

  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $243.51

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-H400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Large (130×95×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DSC-H400)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and DSC-H400

  • None found