• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX400V advantages over Nikon P610

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P610 advantages over Sony HX400V

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 1,200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
Nikon P610
Sony HX300
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Higher-res screen

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
Nikon P610
Fujifilm S1
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

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
Nikon P610
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon P600

Sony HX400V
Nikon P600
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $700
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX60

Sony HX400V
Canon SX60
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
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