• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX400V advantages over Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

  • Less expensive
    $398 vs $1195
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114) advantages over Sony HX400V

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25000 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony HX300

Sony HX400V
Sony HX300
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Sony HX300
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Sony HX400V
Fujifilm S1
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Fujifilm S1
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Sony HX400V
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Slow-motion videos
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony HX400V
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Sony HX400V
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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