Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX400V - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Specs


  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

Cyber-shot HX400V

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f2.8-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX400V

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX400V: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX400V uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the Cyber-shot HX400V's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX400V: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

The Cyber-shot HX400V has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

C-Lux (0.53x)

Cyber-shot HX400V (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX400V

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


Cyber-shot HX400V

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370300
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(79 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Cyber-shot HX400V. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot HX400V: the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX400V


Cyber-shot HX400V

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.40
Articulated monitor (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX400V are the higher resolution, the articulated display and the built-in GPS.

Yields 9 points for the Cyber-shot HX400V.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Cyber-shot HX400V

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Cyber-shot HX400V

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX400V, front viewC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX400V, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from aboveC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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