• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 624.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P90 advantages over Canon SX400 IS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX400 IS advantages over Nikon P90

  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 624 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    313g vs 495g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P100

Nikon P90
Nikon P100
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Nikon P100
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax X90

Nikon P90
Pentax X90
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
Canon SX400 IS
Pentax X90
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Nikon P90
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX400 IS
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX500

Nikon P90
Canon SX500
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX500
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Nikon P90
Canon SX510 HS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX510 HS
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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