• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 11.8 megapixels
  • 25.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX400 IS advantages over Nikon 80

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $277*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 11.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon 80 advantages over Canon SX400 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
  • Thinner
    15 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    74g vs 313g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SD4000 IS

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon 80
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon SX500

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX500
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
Nikon 80
Canon SX500
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX510 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon 80
Canon SX510 HS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Touchscreen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Nikon 80
Canon SX410 IS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-Tracker

Canon SX400 IS
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon 80
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
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