• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 1550.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony H400 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,550 mm vs 900 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon B500 advantages over Sony H400

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    19 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Sony H400
Samsung WB1100F
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon P600

Sony H400
Nikon P600
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B500
Nikon P600
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon SX60

Sony H400
Canon SX60
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B500
Canon SX60
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon P610

Sony H400
Nikon P610
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B500
Nikon P610
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony H400
Nikon L840
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
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