• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX100V advantages over Sony HX400V

  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

Sony HX400V advantages over Sony HX100V

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 810 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX100V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Sony HX400V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Sony HX100V
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer exposure
Sony HX400V
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Sony HX200V

Sony HX100V
Sony HX200V
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony HX400V
Sony HX200V
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Sony HX300

Sony HX100V
Sony HX300
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony HX400V
Sony HX300
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Sony HX100V
Fujifilm S1
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Sony HX400V
Fujifilm S1
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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